Earn Course Credit While Volunteering Through Mason Service Corps

Earn Course Credit While Volunteering Through Mason Service Corps Image

Calling all students interested in gaining hands-on volunteer experience while earning course credit! Openings are still available in the Mason Service Corps program for spring 2016.

Mason Service Corps allows students to earn course credit by volunteering. For every 45 hours of service to the community, students earn 1 course credit. The program consists of volunteering at a local organization and taking the class NCLC 294: Mason Service Corps taught by Patricia Mathison on Fridays from 10:30am-11:45am.

Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) staff will help identify a service placement or a student can select his or her own site, with approval from the course instructor. Previous students have volunteered with organizations such as the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, Volunteer Fairfax, Human Rights Campaign, DC Central Kitchen and Bethany House among others. SAIL works to connect all students to organizations that match their interests and future career goals.

More information about the program is at: http://sail.gmu.edu/program/mason-service-corps.

"The biggest thing that I will take away from my second round of Mason Service Corps is hope and faith in humanity’s kindness and our ability to collectively reach solutions to our social issues. Being with like minded people, and getting to discuss service learning for over an hour each week is the greatest gift, and it is always great to not feel alone in your ways." Mason Service Corps Participant 2014-2015.