Student Registration for Community Companions

Participation requirements

Students provide companionship for a specified number of hours per week, depending on the number of credits that they are taking (1-6 credits/semester is available). Three hours of service per week is required per credit. In addition to their weekly hours, students attend 5 one-hour Community Companions meetings each semester. 


  • Introductory Meeting: 9/8 1-2pm OR 9/11 4-5pm
  • 9/20 4-5pm
  • 10/25 4-5pm
  • 11/15 4-5pm
  • 12/6 4-5pm

How to find a volunteer opporturnity

  • Login into myUMassD 
  • Under QuickLaunch, find the link for Careers & Jobs
  • Find link to Career Planning/Job Search Tools
  • Go to CareerLink and initiate a job search
  • Use the keywords "Community Companion" to find opportunities
  • Click on each position for additional information and application instructions

Need Help?

  • For help with finding volunteer placement, contact the Career Development Center at 508.999.8658 or email Amelia Alburn.
  • For questions about Community Companions, contact Psychology Professor Dr. Meredith Dove.