FOR NON-PROFITS

The University of Scranton collaborates with many non-profit agencies in the volunteer and service-learning activities undertaken by University students, faculty and staff.  Information is provided below on the various ways non-profits and community-based organizations can interact with the University.  For more information contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or community@scranton.edu

Community Impact
Student Volunteers
Student Interns
Faculty Research & Course Projects
Advertise Jobs
Use of Facilities

Community Impact

Visit our Community Impact page for background on the University’s community service efforts in the greater Scranton area, and to view a list of community-related University contacts. 

Student Volunteers

The Community Outreach Office coordinates the local volunteer service of University students and helps coordinates community sites for service learning courses.  The Office also maintains a list of current volunteer opportunities and a list of area agencies.   Non-profit organizations in need of volunteers can contact Ellen Judge at 570-941-7429 or judgee2@scranton.edu, or complete and return a volunteer request form.  

Student Interns

The University’s Career Services Office advertises local internship opportunities and will work closely with organizations to help identify student interns.  Organizations taking interns must provide a sustained and supervised work experience.  Work can be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid, on-campus or off-campus, for-credit or not for-credit.   For more information, visit the Career Services’ employer page or contact Cheryl Collarini, Career Relations Manager at 570-941-5986 or collarinic1@scranton.edu

Faculty Research & Course Projects

University faculty research and service-learning courses are potential resources for University-community collaboration.  If you have a project that would benefit the work of your organization or the wider community and provide a meaningful learning experience for students, please contact the Associate Provost for Civic Engagement and Academic Mission, Dr. Steve Jones at Joness21@scranton.edu or (570)-941-7520. 

Advertise Jobs

Area employers interested in advertising employment opportunities to University students, should visit the visit the Career Services’ employer page or contact Cheryl Collarini, Career Relations Manager at 570-941-5986 or collarinic1@scranton.edu.

Use of Facilities

The University is happy to make available its facilities to non-profits free of charge.  Between 2004 and 2009 alone, the University has hosted 3,735 events by community organizations, waiving more than $140,000 in room usage fees. 

Room usage is subject to University approval and scheduling.  Inquiries can be sent to community@scranton.edu with the subject line “Room Request.”  The email should include the name of the organization, brief description of organization mission, website address (if applicable), purpose of the room use, and the date and time requested.  To accommodate requests, agencies are advised to send inquiries with ample advance notice, ideally 2-3 months.  

 

We want to hear from you!  Questions? Contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or community@scranton.edu