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VIP-CSL: Community Partner Information

Partner with us through the VIP-Community Service Learning experience (VIP-CSL)!

The office of Career Development & Experiential Learning brings you the opportunity to mentor and support service learning students that want to have a real impact on their community. Our service learning students have been vetted through a competitive admission process including an application, resume submission, interview and academic review. If you represent a non-profit or publicly funded organization, we would like to invite you to tap into our pool of motivated and talented students! 

VIP-CSL participants work with local community partners to have an impact on their community while gaining skills and experience for their future careers. Service learners will apply discipline-specific knowledge while addressing community need. In addition to volunteering a minimum of 40 hours, students will also complete a series of short professional development activities with our office. This opportunity will take place during a single semester and is co-curricular (in addition to their academic courses).

Our staff will match organizations with volunteers in positions that relate to the students’ academic program. Community service learning students typically start volunteering in the second month of the academic term (October, February, June). Students work at your location (non-residential) or at community events to complete a minimum of 40 volunteer hours over one semester. Students come from a variety of programs, and are ready and willing to delve into task-based or project orientated roles that will provide an opportunity for them to apply discipline specific knowledge from their academic program. They can be assigned to a special project or be integrated into your day-to-day operations.


We welcome submission of a VIP position(s) anytime with the deadline for each term falling about 2-3 weeks before the term begins (mid-December for Winter, mid-April for summer, mid-August for fall). Contact vip@uwindsor.ca for our VIP job posting form or to ask to have your previous position re-posted. Resources are available to help you write a competitive position, please ask, Jane Sylvester if you need assistance. If you would like to find out more about becoming a community partner or have any questions, please contact:


Jane Sylvester
Applied Learning Coordinator
519-253-3000 ext. 3893
vip@uwindsor.ca