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The Mission of Allegany College of Maryland's Volunteer Center is to provide students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to engage in rich and challenging learning opportunities by serving diverse populations, developing leadership skills, and enhancing community lives through service-learning. Additionally, students have the chance to gain valuable work experience, connect with potential employers, and explore career interests. Service may be a few hours a year, a few times a semester, or several hours a week.


"Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities" (Learn and Serve America, 2010). At Allegany College of Maryland, service-learning consists of a variety of course model options; including, requiring a set amount of hours served as well as courses offering service-learning as an optional course track. Currently, instructors are able to choose from a variety of course models when designing a course. These courses may include; written assignments, required journals, public presentations, discussions, and more, as part of the action and reflection process of the service-learning model.


There are many volunteer opportunities through ACM. Need to fulfill a course requirement? Interested in serving your community? Want to gain experience in a specific work environment? Come see the Volunteer Center, and we can help you to find the perfect match!


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