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Community Organizations

Ways to Partner

One-Time Service Projects

One-time service projects are opportunities to serve that do not require an ongoing commitment and typically require little to no training. One-time service projects are often great for large groups but can be for individuals as well. Examples of One-time service projects are: painting a room or building, trash and litter control, preparing holiday baskets, sorting and organizing donations, helping with a special event, etc. To recruit volunteers for a one-time service project, visit our ComMUnity Connect site.

Ongoing Service Projects

Ongoing service projects require an ongoing commitment from volunteers. This could be weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or any other time span that would be most helpful for your organization. Ongoing service projects usually require training and, depending on the population you serve, may require a background check. Examples of ongoing service projects are: serving as shopping assistants in a choice pantry, assisting with client intake, providing childcare, tutoring adults in GED classes, etc. To recruit volunteers for a one-time service project, visit our ComMUnity Connect site.

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Attend a Service Fair

Each semester the C-SEAL hosts events designed to connect students with community partners and organizations. We host a large-scale student organization event at the beginning of the fall semester and over 6,000 students regularly attend. Later in the year we host smaller events centered around community engagement and service. If you are interested in participating in these types of events, please let us know and we will add you to our contact list.

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Present a Workshop

Miami students are here to learn both inside and outside of the classroom. We regularly host leadership and personal development workshops called "Lessons in Leadership." These are opportunities for those interested to plan a talk or presentation for a classroom size audience. If you would like to come tell the students about your projects or initiatives, this might be a great fit. You may also want to host a talk about something you are knowledgeable and passionate about. If you would like to plan something like this, please email Our C-SEAL Ambassadors can work with you to plan and promote your workshop.

ComMUnity Connect for Organizations

ComMUnity Connect is Miami University’s tool for the promotion, management, and tracking of volunteer opportunities in our region. ComMUnity Connect amplifies the community’s voices by providing a platform for nonprofits to promote their needs and volunteer opportunities.

Are you a first-time user? Go to the ComMUnity Connect landing page to learn more and register your organization. 

ComMUnity Connect

FAQ: 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.
  • Recruit volunteers for a one-time service project.
  • Recruit volunteers for an ongoing or recurring need.
  • 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.

Agency/User Troubleshooting

For agencies or users in need of assistance or encountering issues using the system, please contact

Harry T. Wilks Institute for Leadership and Service

2018 Armstrong Student Center
550 E. Spring Street
Oxford, OH 45056