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The Office of Student Conduct & Community Engagement (SCCE) helps coordinate community and volunteer projects to assist the Laredo area and South Texas region.  The purpose is to promote community engagement as a fundamental part of learning and to cultivate a University commitment to help those in need.

SCCE also encourages TAMIU students to participate in volunteer efforts to acquire leadership skills, critical-thinking skills and social responsibility that will facilitate and promote their academic and professional success.

 

Volunteer Code of Conduct

why volunteer

why

  • Improve lives - make a difference by helping those in need
  • Give back to your community
  • Connect to others - network, make new friends and strengthen existing relationships
  • Learn to build skills and gain experience that will enhance your resume, while understanding your community needs
  • Explore and boost career options - find out about your passions
  • Fulfill service-learning requirements for class or service hour requirements for scholarship programs
  • Have fun

COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR STUDENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Why Volunteer

Every Dustdevil is strongly encouraged to donate their time and talent to deserving organizations across the South Texas region and beyond. The SCCE maintains an ongoing effort to serve by encouraging all students to be part of the community engagement experience.

Since 2009, students have volunteered over 89,922 hours of their time to serve local, nationwide, and global initiatives.  This record-breaking number was made possible by the leadership, initiative, commitment and dedication that TAMIU students demonstrate to the community.

To maintain recognition as an official student organization at TAMIU, student organizations are required to complete one hundred (100) hours of community service each year. To learn more, please visit The Leader.

FINDING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND GETTING STARTED

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Volunteer opportunities are as diverse and abundant as the people in our community.  To choose a volunteer position which is right for you, find something that fits your interests; work with an organization that supports your beliefs and sparks your passions.  Also, you can choose to serve for a cause related to the mission of your student organization.

Get started! Click here to access a database of agencies/organizations in the Laredo community.

Keep informed! We’ll make sure to e-mail you information on upcoming volunteer opportunities which interest you if you fill out this quick Service Interest Form.

Reporting service hoursCommunity Service

TAMIU encourages all students to maintain current records of their participation in volunteer service by reporting all service hours to SCCE via Trailblazers (http://trailblazers.tamiu.edu).  Whether your participation is an independent effort, student organization involvement, or a Scholarship/Honors program requirement, we can assist you in tracking all volunteer service you complete as a college student.

Report your hours:

THE IMPACT OF DUSTDEVIL VOLUNTEERS

2010-2017

sht

204,733+

VOLUNTEER HOURS

vOLUNTEERS

3,500 (APROX)

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

 

mIMPACT

$4,504,143.97

MONETARY IMPACT

OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Objectives

Objectives

  1. To prepare students to engage in meaningful service;
  2. To inform students about service opportunities as it applies to their specific interest or career goal;
  3. To monitor students' commitment to service and report results to University community.

Student co-curricular learning outcomes

  1. Appreciate people from diverse background;
  2. Exhibit a commitment to social and civic responsibility;
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to be an involved citizen in his/her community.

Community impact outcomes

  1. Help the community partner's meet the agency's mission;
  2. Promote the exchange of resources between the University and community agency;
  3. Situate the University as a positive and just citizen in the community.