For Community Partners
At CLCE, we use CBL as an umbrella term for experiential learning that balances student learning and meeting community needs. This includes projects such as service-learning, advocacy, skills-based service, or community based research.
If a single student investing 5-10 hours per week is a better fit for your needs than a team of students enrolled in a course, an intern (for course credit) or a paid student position through Federal Work Study funding are options.
Many Mason students and student organizations enjoy the opportunity to serve, for no compensation or course credit. One-time service events are a particularly good fit for these volunteers. If you would like for us to promote your one-time volunteer opportunities, please send a brief description to firstname.lastname@example.org. CLCE partners with Volunteer Fairfax and AVAIL to promote ongoing and long-term volunteer opportunities to students.
Alternative Break (AB)
Over winter, spring or summer breaks and occasional three-day weekends, student teams learn about local communities through service while residing on-site for multiple days. While often assumed to be linked to travel, CLCE encourages students to consider local AB projects as well.
Experiential learning opportunities facilitated and supervised by faculty are common for certain disciplines, such education, social work, or environmental conservation. Your organization may be the perfect host for a field work project.
Some associate this term with compulsory work, such as court ordered service. CLCE does not facilitate placements for service that is court-ordered or required through Mason's Office of Judicial Affairs.
If you have hosted a student who is taking a course in conjunction with your organization please fill this out at the end of the semester. We will be sending you a reminder via email about this evaluation.