Leadership Development & Opportunities to Serve Leadership Development & Opportunities to Serve

Leadership Development & Opportunities to Serve

Every FCC student has the ability to make a difference. Community engagement is an important part of the learning experience, and FCC offers a variety of opportunities for student involvement, volunteerism, and leadership growth.


back arrowBack to Student Engagement Landing

Service-Learning and Volunteerism

While community is our middle name, FCC values opportunities to engage all learners in service to others. Not only does volunteer service benefit the community, it builds outstanding skills and enhances resumes for engaged students.
The Student Leadership & Engagement office houses a community service placement center that provides volunteer and community service placement opportunities for all members of our community. Students are welcome to utilize our free placement service to help match interest to need for a long-term community service commitment, or simply stop by to participate in our monthly service projects.

Service Learning and Volunteerism​

FCC strives to make service an integral part of our students’ education. Service learning prepares students to be lifelong learners, responsible community members, and become engaged and productive citizens. We involve students in organized community service that addresses local needs, while developing their academic skills, sense of civic responsibility and commitment to the community. Students enrolled in service learning courses perform community service as part of their coursework and receive academic credit; they reflect on their experiences through journals, essays, research papers, group discussions or in-class presentations.

Service learning is a requirement in over a dozen courses, as well as an optional component in numerous other disciplines across the curriculum.

Benefits of Service Learning/Volunteering

Service Learning Categories

  • *Advocacy
  • *Animals – Care, Education, Protection and Welfare, Rescue, Therapy
  • *Arts – Museums, Historical Preservation
  • Children – Childcare, After School Programs, Child Development
  • Community – Civic Organizations, Scouts, Municipal Government
  • Corrections/Law Enforcement
  • Developmentally Disabled – Support Services, Group homes, Therapeutic Riding Program
  • Education/Schools – Art, Music, Tutoring, Athletics, ESL, Special Education, Mentoring
  • Elderly/Senior Citizens/Older Adults
  • Emergency – Crisis, Disaster Assistance, Clean-up
  • Family/Support Services
  • Fire and Rescue
  • Food/Hunger
  • Fundraising/Special Events/Festivals
  • Health/Wellness – Hospital, YMCA
  • Homelessness/Poverty Prevention & Assistance
  • Human Services - Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Substance Abuse
  • Military
  • Parks/Nature/Environmental
  • Political Campaigns
  • Recreation/Sports/Fitness – Coaching Youth/Athletics, Athletic Associations, Cheerleading
  • Religious Community/Religious Education
  • Youth Services and Programs
  • Miscellaneous
  • *May not be suitable for direct service projects for Sociology 101.

Alternative Break Service Trips

Students interested in participating in the Alternative Break Service Trips should contact [email protected] in the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement located in the Student Center, H-101, or call 301.624.2745.

Leadership Development

The Student Leadership & Engagement office provides opportunities for students to define and shape leadership skills, establish personal goals, and develop competency while contributing to College governance, campus life, and community enrichment. Visit the Student Leadership & Engagement office , H-101, for more information on leadership opportunities.

Service on All-College Committees and Task Forces

Through the Student Government Association, student representatives serve on the following College committees and task forces:
  • College Senate (see College Senate Constitution for description )
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Discipline
  • Admissions and Academic Policies
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
  • Student Advisory Council
  • Various Focus Groups

Students interested in serving on any of these committees or task forces should contact  [email protected] in the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement located in the Student Center, H-101, or call 301.624.2745

Upcoming Events

View All Upcoming Events
Student Leadership & Engagement
Student Center (H101)
Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
[email protected]


Jeanni Winston-Muir
Executive Director, Student Leadership & Engagement
Kristi Mills
Assistant Director, Student Leadership & Engagement
Zach Roberson
Student Leadership Coordinator
Shelby Carmon
Operations Manager, Student Affairs