COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COURSES
Community Engagement (CI) courses are self-directed student volunteer courses designed to facilitate experiential learning and service to the community. Hours are flexible and arranged between the student and the organization. Students volunteer 50 hours per unit per semester for 0.50 to 3.00 units of credit at a variety of placements. These include schools; hospitals; animal care facilities; environmental, homeless, elderly programs, daycare centers, and other various social service agencies. This is a graded course with a P/NP option.
PLEASE NOTE: Beginning Fall 2021 RADT 99 students will need to complete 60 volunteer hours for 1.00 unit. The current course requirement is 50 hours.
ENROLL IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT | EARN UNITS FOR VOLUNTEERING!
- SECURE A VOLUNTEER POSITION | WE CAN HELP!
CI 51 STUDENTS | COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Already volunteering? That's great! You can move on to the next step!
Want to volunteer, but not sure where? Looking for ways to give back to our local community? Check out the resources below!
If you would like some help finding a volunteer opportunity , you can set up an appointment with our Community Engagement Coordinator: Laurie Bacci.
CI 54 STUDENTS | COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR HEALTH CAREERS
Secure a volunteer position at one of the participating hospitals. Volunteer list will be given to you by Community Engagement Coordinator. Each hospital determines their own number of student volunteers.
- Call or email Hospital Volunteer Coordinator
- If position is available, complete the hospital volunteer application and required immunizations (TB, MMR, and Flu-seasonal). Each hospital has its own policy on recency and if TB is one-step or two-step
- Each hospital will complete a background check using your application
- Complete hospital Volunteer Orientation. The hospital will provide you days and times. The orientation addresses safety, patient confidentiality (HIPPA) and basics like dress code
- Entire process for securing volunteer position typically takes 4-6 weeks
Sample Email / Phone call:
Hi, my name is Veronica Smith and I’m a pre rad-tech student at SRJC. I’m in the process of completing my pre-requisites for the radiology technology program and would like to complete my required 50 volunteer hours at your hospital. Do you have a volunteer position available for ______ [semester/year enrolled]?
- DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF UNITS YOU ARE TAKING FOR THE COURSE
NUMBER OF UNITS VS. VOLUNTEER HOURS NEEDED
For Community Engagement courses the amount of hours volunteered determines the number of units you may enroll in.
NOTES ABOUT COURSE/UNITS
- CI 51 is a variable unit course and can be taken multiple times for a maximum of 3.00 units while attending SRJC.
- CI 51 units apply toward an Associate's Degree (AA/AS) from any California Community College (CCC) and are transferable to any California State University (CSU).
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT UNITS-TO-HOURS TABLE
0.50 25 hours 1.00 50 hours 2.00 100 hours 3.00 150 hours
- SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR TO GET YOUR ADD CODE
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR TO GET YOUR ADD CODE
When contacting the coordinator please provide the following information:
- Your First and Last Name
- Your Student Identification (SID) number
- Your contact Phone Number
- Your contact Email
- If you have a résumé, please bring it with you to this appointment.
During the appointment, course requirements will be explained to you, your eligibility will be determined, and you will have an opportunity to have your questions answered. You will be given the appropriate section number and add code by the Community Engagement Coordinator at this appointment once your volunteer position has been determined eligible.
- REGISTER FOR THE COURSE
- AFTER YOU ARE ENROLLED
- COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
- Orientation Meeting with Community Engagement Coordinator
- Develop Learning Goals for Volunteer Experience
- Evaluation of Learning Goals by Volunteer Supervisor
- Reflective Essay
- Volunteer Hours Timesheet Submission with Signatures
The Community Engagement Coordinator will assist and support you in your experiential learning and service to the community. You will not be placed in a volunteer position; however, the Coordinator will assist you in finding potential leads where your interest(s) lie. Specific, measurable work based learning goals will be developed. Earn CSU transferrable units while enjoying a rewarding volunteer experience by giving back to the community.
- Obtain an Add Code for one of the CI courses
- Learn what Community Engagement entails as a course
- Determine if you’re eligible for a CI course
- Assistance with finding a volunteer position within the community
- Review assignments and course content
- Discuss your responsibilities as a volunteer
- Offer support throughout your entire volunteer experience
- Referrals to additional Career Hub and Student Services
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES?
Want to volunteer, but not sure where? Looking for ways to give back to our local county? Check out these resources