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Community Service

People drawn to naturopathic medicine feel a calling to help, whether it’s helping patients improve their health or serving the community. You will have the opportunity to nurture this quality through the community service part of our curriculum.

The SCNM Community Involvement Program not only benefits our SCNM community, but serves as an outreach opportunity to the larger community. Building your network is very important as a student, and 45 hours required for graduation will be pivotal in making these connections.

The opportunities are endless! Here is a list of sample activities that qualify as community service hours:

  • Get involved with committees on campus such as student government
  • Participate in walk-a-thons and tele-thons
  • Work on campus in the library, admissions and other offices
  • Help with fun SCNM campus events
  • Volunteer at an AIDS treatment center or a substance abuse rehab center
  • Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Parents Anonymous, Humane Society, etc.
  • Seek out area clinic work
  • Tutor or mentor new and prospective students
  • Organize a blood drive, toys-for-tots collection, or other events benefiting the community

If you have any questions regarding what kind of activity counts for community service, please email the Dean of Students.