COM students and staff volunteering at Random Acts of Kindness Day

Want to get credit for volunteering? Students taking Lifespan Service Learning this fall can do just that. Students will learn about lifespan psychology, how people think and behave at different ages, while volunteering at four locations.

Students will serve at a pregnancy and parenting support center, work with University of Texas-Medical Branch students at the Society for Neuroscience, teach life skills to adults in the Salvation Army and volunteer at a Texas City nursing home.

The class meets twice a week, with one day for lecture and one day for volunteering.

“Students will learn by doing and build connections in the community,” said professor Lalanya Ennis. “They’ll get to interact with someone with Alzheimer’s instead of just learning about Alzheimer’s.”

Students 18 and older sign up with an advisor. For more information email Ennis at