Volunteer Opportunity- Director, Canadian Alliance for Community Servie-Learning

CACSL needs a volunteer to take on the role of leading our alliance. CACSL seeks an individual passionate about  community service-learning’s role in supporting healthy, resilient, inclusive community through community campus collaborations that support the community organizations in their work and provide opportunities for deep learning for students.

CACSL Mission

CACSL provides leadership to strengthen and promote community service learning in Canada by supporting and connecting CSL practitioners and community capacity-builders. CACSL supports the active participation of students, educators and communities contributing to positive community social change through campus community engagement.

We raise awareness, promote CSL, support practitioners, and engage in research into the effective practice of CSL.


CACSL is supported by a volunteer Steering Committee that meets via teleconference. CACSL is currently housed at Carleton University. As the position is volunteer you can set your own hours. The key aspects of the position include:

 Engage with Carleton University Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement a SSHRC funded research project.

 Maintain and update blog and website

 Initiate opportunities for CSL practitioners and researchers to connect: Biannual conference in collaboration with Volunteer Canada, Workshops at C2U Expo, Webinars, etc.

 Liaison with other organizations with an interest in community campus partnerships (E.g. Talloires Network, CCPH, CBRC, Knowledge Mobilization Institute, Federation of the Humanities, CAFCE, CAUCE, Colleges and Institutions Canada, Universities Canada etc.)

 Manage the CACSL Steering Committee, membership drive, and day to day operations.


For more information please contact Geri Briggs,  retiring director at  communityservicelearningcanada@gmail.com

We will want to have expressions of interest submitted by September 15, 2016 with a replacement in place by October, 2016.

Note: Ideally, the individual’s organization would also see themselves in having a leadership role in community campus engagement an be willing to provide support. Organizations could be colleges, universities, or not for profit associations.