Volunteer with ComMUnity Connect

What is ComMUnity Connect?

ComMUnity Connect is Miami University’s new tool for the promotion, management, and tracking of volunteer opportunities in our region. We believe this new tool will increase levels of community engagement in Southwest Ohio and provide us with a more accurate picture of how we are impacting our communities together as nonprofits and educational institutions.

ComMUnity Connect amplifies the community’s voices by providing a platform for nonprofits to promote their needs and volunteer opportunities.

ComMUnity Connect is a product of Galaxy Digital.

Get Started with ComMUnity Connect

Frequently Asked Questions: Miami Users

Why should STUDENTS use ComMUnity Connect?

  • To identify volunteer opportunities for yourself on an ongoing basis (opportunities are posted all the time, so check back often).
  • To find a community-based project for a course you are enrolled in (only if prompted by your professor)
  • To plan and sign up for a student organization team-building project
  • To connect with organizations and identity public challenges aligned with your passions
  • To challenge your preconceived notions about yourself & the world
  • To practice professional skills you are trying to develop
  • To track your personal volunteer hours or your organization’s volunteer hours

Why should FACULTY & STAFF use ComMUnity Connect?

  • To identify volunteer opportunities for yourself
  • To identify potential Service-Learning projects for your course
  • To connect with organizations and identify public challenges aligned with your research agenda
  • To plan and sign up for an office/departmental team-building project
  • To refer students to transformational learning opportunities
  • To find service projects to incorporate within programs or events that your office/department is responsible for implementing
  • To track your own or your students’ volunteer hours, and more...

How to Access ComMUnity Connect

  • Go to miamioh.edu/volunteer
  • This link is also available on mymiami.oh.edu under ComMUnity Connect and volunteer opportunities.
  • Log in with your Miami credentials.
  • Begin volunteering!

Quick How-To Videos and Articles for Miami Users

If you are having some difficulty navigating the website, here is a list of videos put together by Galaxy Digital, the software company. Please note that there may be some aesthetic differences between their general page and our custom page, but all the functionality is the same.

Frequently Asked Questions: Nonprofits and Community Agencies

Why Should You Use ComMUnity Connect?

  • Create an agency profile page which is editable at all times and viewable to students, faculty, and staff at Miami University and the community at large
  • Share links to your social media platforms, listservs, websites, photo albums, etc.
  • List all of your agency’s volunteer opportunities and needs in one place; needs can be ongoing, one-time, or recurring
  • Track and verify volunteer hours in one place
  • Print and view agency volunteer reports on an ongoing basis
  • Promote your agency, its projects and events to the entire campus community
  • Connect with individual students, student organizations, faculty, and staff based on their specific interests
  • Track your agency page views and stats via a weekly report sent directly to your email

Quick How-To Videos and Articles for Agencies

Agency/User Troubleshooting

For agencies or users in need of assistance or encountering issues using the system, please contact communityengagement@miamioh.edu.