Volunteer Southern Maryland
College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
VSMD serves as a one-stop shop for people who are looking for volunteer opportunities in Southern Maryland. We host an online database of current volunteer opportunities and other ways to get involved in the community.
As you prepare for your service-learning experience at the College of Southern Maryland, you want to understand your course learning objectives, the need your service will address, your personal expectations and attitudes of your involvement in service-learning and the community.
If you are a non-profit wishing to learn about how you can partner with our service-learning program, click here for steps to sign up and to view the Community Agency Handbook-CSM Service-Learning or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-934-2251 x7367 or in CC 101.
Service-learning is a teaching method in which students better grasp the course curriculum by actively engaging in service work in the community and integrating their experiences into the course material through in class reflection activities. Students' service-learning requirements and objectives vary, so please communicate with interested students your agency needs and discuss the possibilities for service-learning with at your site.
Since CSM students find their service-learning opportunities on the Volunteer Southern Maryland (VSMD) database, it is important for our community partners to keep their agency listing and available service opportunities up to date. Sign up as a Service-Learning Community Partner NOW!
Once you register as an agency partner you will then have the opportunity to list appropriate service-learning opportunities on the database. When listing a service-learning opportunity on the database you be will directed you through a series of fields including the Volunteer Job Title, description, locations, contacts, dates, times, and other relevant details. Under the "Volunteer Options" section, make sure you choose the Service-learning box, so students know that the opportunity is available appropriate for them.