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Starbucks Community Champion: Serving Your Community ASU

Discover how to be mindful volunteer through a skills-based approach that emphasizes acts of service both big and small.

About This Course

Discover how to be a mindful volunteer through a skills-based approach that emphasizes acts of service both big and small.


At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define the various facets and a spectrum of volunteerism.
  • Describe the mutual benefits of volunteerism.
  • Describe how volunteers support nonprofit organizations.
  • Identify community-focused strategies for taking action through service.

You must successfully complete 80% of the knowledge check questions at the end of each section to receive credit for this course.

Course Author

Points of Light

Points of Light

This course was developed in partnership with Points of Light, a nonpartisan organization with a mission to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. They are connectors of people and organizations to passion and purpose, providing the tools to make meaningful and sustainable change. Points of Light recognizes that, together, we can create a world where no one sits on the sidelines. To learn more about the Points of Light vision, visit

Course Contributors

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Dr. Kelly Ramella

Kelly Ramella is an associate clinical professor serving as the coordinator of the therapeutic recreation program and faculty with the School of Community Resources and Development and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. She shapes the therapeutic recreation curriculum and advances interprofessional education to prepare allied health professionals for rewarding careers, and equips them with the competencies to work collaboratively to impact community well-being.

Anne Kotleba

Anne Kotleba

Anne is a lecturer at Arizona State University teaching nonprofit leadership and management and is the Campus Director for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance at ASU. She graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, has an MA and MFA in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is pursuing a Master of Legal Studies degree from the University of Arizona College of Law.

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