Contact LCSL

1110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


301-405-9044
lcslassistant@umd.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get involved with Terps for Change?

The application can be found on orgsync after logging in with your directory ID and password and then following this link: go.umd.edu/t4c 

After the application is received, a 20-minute interview is scheduled with an interviewer. The application process runs through the first few weeks of the semester, with the opportunity for priority submission. Volunteers are encouraged to apply early.

The application to become a Spring 2017 Terps for Change volunteer is available on OrgSync with a priority deadline of Nov 20, 2016 and a general deadline of Feb 3, 2017.

How are volunteer placements decided? 

Preference is given to returning volunteers, on a first come, first serve basis.For new applicants, placements are made based on the needs of our Community Partners. (There is however an opportunity to submit an early application and receive priority.) We ask that applicants be flexible in their preferences, as their first choice will not always be available. Note: When ranking their preferences, volunteers should be conscious of their availability, including travel time and potential conflicting commitments. Applications are encouraged to communicate those potential conflicts with the interviewers in their interview.

What if I can’t make it to my Community Dialogue?

If you can’t make it to your Community Dialogue, please email your specific dialogue coordinator or an Intern at terpservice@umd.edu at least two days before the Dialogue so that necessary accommodations can be made. Please remember that these Community Dialogues are required and emphasize the service-learning component of Terps for Change!

What if I can’t make it to my service date?

Unfortunately, our volunteers commit to service on a weekly basis, and they are accountable for their own commitments. Therefore, if conflicting commitments come up at the last minute, there will not be an option for another volunteer to “cover your shift,” as might be an option at a job. We ask that volunteers plan ahead to avoid these conflicting commitments. However, should they occur, we ask that the volunteer let an intern know and the volunteer coordinator at their respective site know as soon as possible.

What else can I do with Leadership and Community Service-Learning?

The Leadership and Community Service-Learning office offers a number of other great opportunities. For more information about getting involved, check out the LCSL website!