Community Engagement during COVID-19

Posted by Give Pulse on April 28, 2020

Thanks to all who responded to our assessment this month regarding your COVID-19 response.

We learned that…

  • 63% of campus respondents (n=89) had suspended all community based learning activities through the remainder of the term and that 67% of their partners had suspended hosting student volunteers.
  • The vast majority (79%) of respondents were concerned with the health and safety of volunteers responding to community needs in person.
  • 33% were continuing to pay community based work study students, but not permitting them to work, while 29% shifting students work with the partner to remote engagement with continued pay. Only 5% reported that pay for students was suspended.
  • Less than 10% of respondents community partners were offering virtual or remote opportunities to students.
  • 42% responded that their institution was coordinating an official response for COVID-19 community needs and 63% indicated their campus had adopted official protocols for student, faculty and staff engagement with community activities.

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