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Pick Your Pathway


Volunteer work that aims to improve the community through organizations such as a nonprofit, government agency, school, grassroots organization, or through iCED-approved projects

Standards for Service

Academic Service-Learning

Service that is integrated into a course. Service must be directly related to the class subject matter and meet an identified community need. Intentional reflection must be incorporated into the course to help connect the service with the course objectives and with civic learning. View our step-by-step instructions on how to regsiter.

Spring 2021 Deadlines for Service-Learning Hour Logs

  • Thursday, February 25
    • 1st 8-weeks course (January 6 - March 5)
  • Thursday, April 15
    • 2nd 8-weeks course (March 8 - April 23)
    • 12-weeks course (February 8 - April 23)
    • 16-weeks course (January 6 - April 23)

Individual Service

Service that is not part of a requirement for a class.

Student Club Service

Service performed as part of your membership with an MDC student club.

Awards for Service

The President’s Volunteer Service Award, The Civic Leadership Award, and the Civic Action Award

Civic Leadership

Assume leadership or membership roles in organizations,behave, and work through controversy, with civility, and develop empathy, ethics, values, with a sense of social responsibility.

iCED Civic Ambassador Program

Assist in all service-learning and civic engagement programs and other community outreach activities led by the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED).

Learn more about iCED Civic Ambassador Program and apply

Voter Engagement Internships

Work to involve your peers in participatory democracy through long-term voter engagement, public policy, and social justice initiatives on campus.

Andrew Goodman Fellows (AGF)

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP)


Join MDC’s effort to create an “everyone a changemaker world”

Democratic Engagement

Experiences that prepare students for informed, engaged participation in their communities’ civic and democratic life by providing opportunities to develop civic knowledge, skills, and mindsets.

iCED’s Civic Action Scorecard

Take Action. Score Points. Earn Awards.

The Civic Action Scorecard guides you to take civic actions including researching your elected officials, volunteering with a political campaign, registering to vote, or watching a candidate debate. Build a Civic Action Portfolio by scoring points in categories like democratic engagement, arts & culture, environment & sustainability, and more!

Check out the Civic Action Scorecard and the Student Guide today!

Score at least 100 points to qualify for the Civic Action Award. Submit your Tracking Sheet with your completed Portfolio

Voter Engagement

MDC’s one-stop election readiness site – register to vote, sign-up for vote-by-mail, check voter registration status, update voter registration address, learn about important deadlines and more!