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1 Community Service Seize the Day and Make an Impact!

2 Community Service Community Service: –SERVICE that a person performs for the benefit of his or her local, state, national, or global COMMUNITY. Examples of Community service include: –Cleaning a park –Collecting much needed items including clothes, shoes, bottle tabs, bottle cans, etc. –Getting involved with Habitat for Humanity –Reading to older people in nursing homes –Helping out your local fire or police department

3 Community Service Learning Center University of Maryland The mission… is to promote service-learning as an integral aspect of education and to foster university engagement within the larger community. –It provides services, resources, and support to students, student organizations, faculty, and staff desiring to participate in or organize community service and service-learning experiences. Hours of operation: Weekdays from 9am - 4pm in the Office of Campus Programs, Stamp Student Union; ;

4 What Is Coming Up!!! NATIONAL HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK November , 2006 Community Service-Learning office collaborates with groups on and off campus to create a week-long program focusing on the issues of Hunger and Homelessness (H&H) for UMCP.Community Service-Learning office collaborates with groups on and off campus to create a week-long program focusing on the issues of Hunger and Homelessness (H&H) for UMCP. Events planned include: Hunger Banquet, Sleep Out on the Mall, Donation Drive, Adopt-a-Family, Movie at the Hoff Theater, Walk for the Homeless, etc.Events planned include: Hunger Banquet, Sleep Out on the Mall, Donation Drive, Adopt-a-Family, Movie at the Hoff Theater, Walk for the Homeless, etc. Check out or for more

5 November 11-19, 2006

6 Civic Engagement Living/Learning Programs Beyond the Classroom (http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/)http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/ College Park Scholars (http://www.scholars.umd.edu/)http://www.scholars.umd.edu/ CIVICUS (http://www.bsos.umd.edu/civicus/)http://www.bsos.umd.edu/civicus/ Leaders for Tomorrow (http://www.leadersfortomorrow.umd.edu/)http://www.leadersfortomorrow.umd.edu/

7 Local Volunteer Centers Alexandria Volunteer Bureau 2210 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA (703) Columbia Volunteer Corps Suite 100, Wincopin Circle Columbia, MD (410) Fauquier Hospital Warrenton, VA (540) Greater D.C. Cares Suite New York Avenue, NW Washington, D.C., (202) Loudon Volunteer Services P.O. Box 7000, 1 Harrison Street, SE Leesburg, VA (703) Montgomery County Volunteer & Community Service Center 410 Hungerford Drive Rockville, MD (301) Prince Georges Voluntary Action Center P.O. Box 187 Hyattsville, MD (301) United Way Volunteer Center of Frederick County P.O. Box 307, 16 South Market Street Frederick, MD (301) Voluntary Action Center of the Prince William Area Suite 108, 9300 Peabody Street Manassas, VA (703) Volunteer Fairfax Page Avenue Fairfax, VA (703) Helping Hand Newsletter To request a newsletter, write: Doing Something P.O. Box Washington, D.C or visit their website at

8 Make A Difference Today! Be Involved!


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