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
- *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
- Fundraising/Special Events/Festivals
- Health/Wellness – Hospital, YMCA
- Homelessness/Poverty Prevention & Assistance
- Human Services - Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Substance Abuse
- Political Campaigns
- Recreation/Sports/Fitness – Coaching Youth/Athletics, Athletic Associations, Cheerleading
- Religious Community/Religious Education
- Youth Services and Programs
- *May not be suitable for direct service projects for Sociology 101.