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In the 2011-2012 school year, UM students performed over 80,000 hours of community service. Over 70% of UM students performed some kind of community service last year, showing UM's commitment to serving the community. There are numerous ways you can give back to the community:
- Individual or group placement: Come by the Butler Center (UC 240) and have one of our Placement Assistants help you find a site to volunteer.
- Service Days: The Butler Center organizes 8 campus-wide days of service which are open to all students.
- Student organizations: The Butler Center is home to over 40 Student organizations, most of which are built around serving the community.
Guiding Principles for Service
The Butler Center uses the "Spectrum of Service" model (see below) to illustrate how individuals develop into social change agents. The model demonstrates the process of growth individuals experience as they are exposed to volunteering and becoming more aware of and educated about societal issues. Individuals begin as "members" of society who are not concerned with a personal role in societal problems and ideally develop into "active citizens," or agents of change, who make the community a priority in their values and life choices.