Spring 2020 CCL Volunteers Program
Please see the full list of volunteer opportunities for Spring 2020 here: Volunteer Opportunities
You can access the info session powerpoint here: Info Session Powerpoint Presentation
Student Expectations :
- After receiving invitation to participate in CCLV and matched with a community partner, proactively maintaining contact with organization supervisor to schedule initial training and weekly volunteer hours
- Volunteer weekly with assigned organization for 2-3 hours at a time
- Attend CCLV Orientation on Saturday, February 1st from 9am-1pm in Herring 129
- Attend and actively participate in six 45-minute-long lunch trainings: Miner Lounge in the RMC at 12:05 PM on Monday 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9 and 4/20
- Fill out reflection journal weekly after every volunteer experience
- Maintain open communication with the CCL
CCL Volunteers (CCLV) is a LEARN level program hosted by the Center for Civic Leadership. The program provides Rice students with an opportunity to spend a semester volunteering with a specific community organization in an area of their interest, while learning about social issues facing the Houston community and ethical community service!
The CCL arranges opportunities with participating community partner organizations wherein student groups/individuals are matched with an organization to volunteer 2-3 hours weekly. Additionally, participating students attend CCL trainings on ethical community engagement and civic practices, engage in dialogue on their experiences, and track their volunteer work and interpersonal growth through weekly written reflection.
After the initial orientation, CCLV will meet for 45 minutes, once a week for the first half of the semester for sessions on critical service, social issues, and other methods of civic engagement, led by a staff member in the CCL.
The program will run for about 12 weeks, matching students with an organization the last week of January and continuing until finals in April.
Participating community partners are eager to have Rice students volunteer with their organization, and thoughtfully developed mutually beneficial volunteer opportunities that should allow students to enhance the capacity of their organization, while also helping students gain practical experience and insight in to how they execute their mission. All community partner sites are either accessible by public transportation, or rideshare cost will be covered by the CCL.