For Community Partners

The Office of Community-based learning supports campus/community engagement, from idea development and course design through project delivery and end-of-term assessment. 


  • Converse with community partners regarding their ideas and aspirations. 
  • Connect faculty, community partners, and students to create mutually-beneficial collaboration.
  • Provide guidance on creating agreements, as well as completing participant consent forms and other legal documents.
  • Offer training and orientation resources that prepare W&L students to engage with the community.
  • Coordinate transportation for students enrolled in CBL courses.
  • Assist with funding for courses or project-related expenses. 


"When working in a helping profession, you often find yourself trying to address larger than life, complicated issues. Issues that seem unsolvable. CBL has allowed me to see the real impact that can be made in communities when multiple entities come together for the common good, and those real-world issues seem just a little more manageable."

- Rebecca Wilder, VA Cooperative Extension Office and Va Campus Compact Community Partner of the Year (2019)


Partnering with CBL

Learn about CBL collaborations, and reach out to the CBL team to share your aspirations for partnership so we can start brainstorming project possibilities together. The majority of CBL initiatives begin with these casual conversations.

Engage W&L

GivePulse is an online platform for event and volunteer management. While community partners can use the platform to manage all of their volunteer activity, CBL uses this tool internally to track W&L's student engagement data. Download the CP Admin Guide to create a free account and learn how to use this tool.