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For Community Organizations

Partnerships with community organizations are central to our vision of a more just and sustainable world, thriving communities, and a campus that values lifelong civic action. We know that quality mutually-reciprocal partnerships require intentionality, time, and resources, and we appreciate all that you offer to our campus and communities. In addition to the resources below, our staff are eager to meet and discuss the goals, priorities, and possibilities of working together with you.

resources for community organizations
Working with William & Mary Students 

While our students are often committed, hard-working volunteers, they have different needs and schedules than other volunteers may.

  • Please keep in mind our academic calendar as you request volunteers and talk to student volunteers about their schedules. 
  • Many of our students do not have cars on campus, so consider public transportation options or connecting them with other W&M volunteers who have cars. 

To help facilitate successful partnerships between community organizations and students, we encourage that volunteers and organizations create written expectations for their work together. We have created a basic community work plan that you may use to set expectations about volunteer times, impact, and general expectations. You can download a PDF version.  

Recruiting and Managing Volunteers with W&M GivePulse

GivePulse is William & Mary’s centralized campus platform for community engagement. GivePulse allows university and community organizations to share opportunities with everyone at William & Mary. Community organizations can submit projects to our GivePulse page and create their own free GivePulse accounts to recruit and manage volunteers at W&M and beyond.

View our W&M GivePulse resource page for guides and training videos on how to submit events, manage registrants, and more. If you would like more information or to discuss how your organization can use GivePulse, schedule a consult with [[efmiller, Elizabeth Miller]].

W&M GivePulse

Events shared on W&M GivePulse will automatically be added to our weekly volunteer newsletter. If your opportunity is not able to be shared via GivePulse, email Elizabeth Miller with a three to four sentence description, including point of contact. We will publicize your opportunity in the newsletter for up to three weeks, but we cannot guarantee volunteers. 

W&M Community Partnership Events and Newsletter

To receive information about upcoming events and W&M resources to support your work, please subscribe to our community partnership newsletter. These messages include event registration dates, details about funding opportunities, and campus updates. 

Community Partnerships Newsletter

Annual Events

  • Volunteer and Civic Engagement Fair (Fall)
  • Community Partnerships Breakfast (Fall)
  • Service Saturdays (Three per semester)
  • Community Partnerships Workshop (Spring) 
W&M Funded Community Capacity Internships

We offer a small number of W&M funded community capacity internships each year. Community organizations apply for a student intern whose work will increase the organization's capacity. We will recruit student applicants for the selected internships and guarantee funding ($15/hr) for the applicant you select. Internships last for 70 hours during fall or spring semester and up to 300 hours during the summer. Details about each round of funding and community organization applications are distributed on our community listserv. 

For information about the requirements of organizations which host an intern, review the Funded Internship Community Partner Expectations guide.

Independent Internships

If you are interested in creating other internship opportunities for students, please refer to the Career Center website regarding how to post internships.  For more information, contact [[career, the Career Center]]. You may also post internships to our volunteer newsletter.  

Tutoring Needs

 For tutoring needs, the School of Education at William & Mary posts requests for paid tutors on a regular listserv message. To submit a request, please email Dorothy Osborne with a description of your need, the compensation offered, and contact details.

Campus Resources

Here are a few more W&M resources which may be of interest.