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LMC Volunteer Service Program

The LMC Volunteer Service Program is a campus-based volunteer service center matching volunteers’ interests with campus and community-based needs. Students, faculty, administrators and staff who wish to volunteer are “plugged in” to help meet needs through the LMC Volunteer Service program’s coordination with numerous non-profit agencies and organizations in the community. The college goal in creating a volunteer service program is to create a culture of service throughout the college community. Many of the volunteer opportunities are coordinated in partnership with the Volunteer Center of Southwest Michigan which serves Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties.

What are the types of available volunteer service opportunities?

  • Organize or support community volunteer service projects
  • Serve on a campus special volunteer events committee
  • Participate in campus beautification projects
  • Help build a Habitat for Humanity house
  • Assist in cleaning a beach
  • Participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program
  • Give a blood donation to help save lives
  • Tutor an at-risk child who needs one-on-one help

What kind of commitment must I make?
The time commitment for each opportunity will vary. Participants will be presentd with volunteer service opportunities ranging from short 2-3 hour experiences to projects as long as a semester.

Find out more about the Volunteer Service Program.

Can you help me find volunteers for my initiatives?
For more information about getting an opportunity posted on the LMC Volunteer Service Program website, email Pam McVay or call (269) 927-8150.

Are you an agency looking to post volunteer opportunities? If so, please contact the Volunteer Center of Southwest Michigan at either the St. Joseph office at (269) 983-0912, or the Niles office at (269) 683-5464 or email info@volunteerswmi.org.

Theme

The overall theme for the Volunteer Service Program at LMC is “Stewardship of Community Resources” and our tagline is “Green in Motion at LMC”. We can be stewards of many kinds of resources and our focus is on “green” initiatives, ways to improve the local environmental, promoting clean energy, energy efficiency, and resource conservation.

Volunteer Registration Process

1. Complete the on-line Volunteer Application form. Paper Volunteer Application forms are also available in the Volunteer Service office at the Napier Avenue Campus in room D-103 or at Student Services at Bertrand Crossing or the South Haven Campus. If completing a paper Volunteer Application please deliver to room D-103 at the Napier Avenue Campus or at Student Services at the Bertrand Crossing or the South Haven Campus.

2. Complete the on-line Orientation and provide an e-signature that you have read the General Guidelines for the Volunteer Service Program. A paper Orientation for is also available in the Volunteer Service office at the Napier Avenue Campus in room D-103 or at Student Services atthe Bertrand Crossing or the South Haven Campus. If completing a paper Orientation please deliver to room D-103 at the Napier Avenue Campus or at Student Services at the Bertrand Crossing or the South Haven Campus.

3. Once completing the on-line Volunteer Application form and Orientation please check the campus-based and/or community-based service initiatives and select an initiative, agency or program that you would like that you want to discuss with an LMC staff member. For south Berrien county opportunities contact the Director of Student Services at the Bertrand Crossing Campus at (269) 695-1391; for north Berrien county opportunities contact the Director of Student Life at (269) 927-8150; and for Van Buren county opportunities please contact the Director of Student Services at the South Haven Campus at (269) 639-8442.

4. LMC Staff will provide you with information and refer you to the volunteer agency you have selected or provide volunteer options in your interest area. You will receive a Service Verification Form to document your volunteer hours. After completion of service, both the volunteer and the agency complete the Service Verification Form and the volunteer returns the form to the LMC Volunteer Service Program office.

5. After completion of service, you will also complete a Volunteer Service Evaluation and return the form to the LMC Volunteer Service Program office.

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