This form is designed to assist community organizations in connecting with the most appropriate campus office(s) in order to establish partnerships involving University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty and students. It includes questions related to your organization’s mission, partnership opportunities, and preferred methods of engagement (i.e. student volunteers, interns, research partnerships) as a result of a collaboration among University offices to provide a central portal for community organizations to explore opportunities. Please note that we cannot guarantee a “match” for every opportunity, but we will strive to route your request to the most appropriate office(s).
NOTE: If you are interested in requesting student volunteers to serve at your organization or agency, fill out the Volunteer Request Form instead, otherwise, you can access the Community Connect Request Form by clicking on the button below.
COMMUNITY CONNECT OFFICES
Community Engagement and Outreach
The Office of Community Engagement and Outreach provides resources to assist administrators, departments, faculty, staff, and community partners to address issues of concern to society by encouraging and facilitating external partnerships. Recognized as a community-engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation, we strive to connect the university’s knowledge with that of the community in ways that are mutually beneficial.
Center for Career Development
The Center is the centralized area that works with students of all majors and degree levels and employers across all industries. The Center assists community partners in developing internship programs and recruiting interns, full and part-time employees, and service corps members. Staff also collaborate with students and community partners to offer programming such as career fairs, networking panels, and more.
Jones Center for Leadership and Service
The mission of the Jones Center for Leadership and Service is to educate and engage all students to lead and serve the global community. We strive to meet community need through student service experiences and positive partnerships on campus and in the community. Note: If your organization is looking for student volunteers, the CLS Volunteer Request Form can be found here.
Teaching and Learning Innovation
Service-learning is a course-based experiential learning strategy. It engages students in meaningful and relevant service with a community partner while employing ongoing reflection to draw connections between the service and course content. The Service-learning initiative, housed within Teaching and Learning Innovation, supports faculty in the design of quality service-learning courses grounded in reciprocal community partnerships.