Voluntary Action Program

As part of the career exploration and decision making process, MCC Career Services (through its Voluntary Action Program) encourages volunteerism and community service to students, alumni and community members. By having an opportunity to "get your feet wet" and be introduced to the various ways you can contribute to your community and to local business and industry, you can not only make a postive impact on society, but also find out what you enjoy doing. You may also discover what you do not enjoy doing, and we consider this all part of the learning process. Either way, our hope is that you will experience the reward of serving your community and begin to develop a stronger sense of personal and social responsibility.

Each year, Voluntary Action distributes information regarding volunteer opportunities to students, alumni and community members through various means. First, by hosting a Community Service Fair each fall, we are able to bring approximately 25-30 community based organizations to campus as part of an organized volunteer recruitment effort. We maintain a contact list from this event and provide it to students year round as they visit our office and inquire about ways to fulfill a service learning component for class, court mandated community service hours, or simply reach a personal goal related to civic engagement.

Another resource that we encourage using, for those interested in volunteer opportunities close to home, is www.volunteersolutions.org. Through this web portal, which is powered through the United Way, individuals can simply submit their zip code to view and learn more about volunteer positions in their area.

In addition, we maintain a list a weblinks that directs individuals to the general information or volunteer opportunities page within the website of a number of local and national non-profit organizations. Please view this list of organizations and feel free to connect to the sites below.

Last Update: November 08 2011
For additional information, contact: Carl Ochnio