Weber State University’s Community Involvement Center offers several ways for students to get involved in community organizations like yours, including community-based learning and research, which combines service and academics, and volunteer opportunities.
However students choose to serve, they can help support your organization’s mission.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions for community organizations new to the Community Involvement Center. For more detailed information and other resources and materials, use the links in the “Community Partner” tab on this website.
Can the CIC help me recruit volunteers?Absolutely. When you register with the CIC, we can help you recruit by:
- Connecting you with faculty and students to address specific needs;
- Posting your upcoming needs on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages;
- Listing your long-term, specific needs in our Service Opportunity Directory, which is accessed by WSU faculty, staff and students;
- Providing you access to our online events calendar for posting events needing volunteers;
- Inviting you to participate in biannual volunteer fairs and community partner training workshops.
How to Partner
Partnership is a simple three step process:
- Register with the CIC.
Fill out the required fields and submit your application. The CIC will review your application and contact you. A response to your application can take from 1 to 2 weeks depending on the time of year.
- We will send you our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the terms of the partnership.
(If your application has been approved by the CIC administration)
The MOU is an at-will agreement and can be terminated by either party at any time. You can review the terms before you decide to partner by clicking the following link. We must have original signatures on the MOU so please send your signed copy back through the mail.
- Send the MOU to the following address:
Community Involvement Center
Weber State University
2113 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-2113
After the CIC Director and Assistant Director sign the MOU, your organization will become an official partner. The CIC will e-mail a digital copy of your MOU within two weeks for your personal records (allow more time during the yearly MOU renewal season June-July).
How to Change Your Tier of Partnership
The CIC management will review your application and decide if your organization meets the criteria towards increasing your level of partnership.
- If your organization does not yet meet all criteria for advancement, you will be informed as to which requirements have not yet been met; we will also provide directions on how to fulfill these requirements.
- Should your organization qualify, we will provide access to information regarding your new benefits and responsibilities.
Partners may change tiers only once per year (January). The CIC will contact each partner with information regarding how and when to apply for a tier advancement.
- Any partner wishing to increase their level of partnership must send a representative to attend the Utah Commission on Volunteers Volunteer Management Certification Training provided at WSU campus.
- A certified Community Involvement Center staff member will present five modules over five months on topics ranging from volunteer recruitment to volunteer evaluation and assessment.
- In order to move from one tier to another, partners must send a representative to at least four of the five sessions.
- One organization representative does not need to attend all sessions. Example: Becky attends the first three sessions but cannot attend the fourth or fifth. Joseph, Becky’s colleague, may attend in her place.
- Representatives must be associated with their organizations volunteer program in some way.
- The CIC will provide training materials as well as lunch at each session.
- Individuals completing the course will become State Certified Volunteer Managers and their organization will qualify to increase their level of partnership with the CIC.
- Management Training Session Signup