COVID and Community Engagement for Students

As we adjust to our new temporary reality in the face of COVID-19, there are many factors to consider when thinking about community-engaged class projects, remote intnerships, and online learning. Remember this quick switch in learning is likely uncharted territory for us all, including your professors, community partners, and internship sites. High quality community engaged learning isn't about logging a certain number of hours, it is about learning and being responsive to community partner needs.

Note, the information here does not supplant directives from the institution, the system, or the government regarding social distancing, isolation, and quarantine. This is simply a collection of ideas that might help keep your community-based work moving during this disruption. Use your best judgement for how to proceed. Please don't hesitate to share your ideas with us.

Community Diary Project

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is partnering with the Sonoma County Library to collect primary sources related to life during COVID-19. We invite you to consider taking advantage of this service-learning course that facilitates personal and commnunal reflection. See the list of participating classes here.

Service-Learning Courses

Service-learning is a pedagogy that utilizes community service projects within the context of an academic course. Academic service-learning distinguishes itself from internships and other credit-bearing community experiences in several ways. Check out the list of service-learning classes being offered next semester.

Remote Ways to Engage in the Community

Address Racial Injustice

Politics and Civic Engagement

Register to Vote

Arts and Culture

Public Art Online Galleries

Road Trip from Home: Virtual Field Trips

Submit Art For Hospital Cards

Sonoma County Library From Home

Virtual Book Club

Become a Penpal Today

Learn Another Language

Free Photography Classes Online

Free print-and-play board games

Free movies with MUBI

Chat With Others Who Are In Quarantine

History Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now

Virtual Museum Tours

Turn Yourself Into a Renaissance painting

Get 3 Months of Free Virtual Guitar Lessons

Enjoy A Night At The Opera From Home

A Night At The Green: From Home


Sustainability and Environment

Bioneers : Beyond the Great Unraveling - Weaving the World Anew

Sonoma County Wildlife Livestream

Visit the Zoo/Aquarium

Virtual Parks Tour

Watch The Northern Lights From Home

NASA at Home