Frequently Asked Questions
Join Us on OrgSync!
What is OrgSync?
OrgSync is a web application that allows students and faculty to join, organize, manage and communicate with registered student organizations (RSOs) and their members, sign up for volunteer opportunities, and stay updated on campus events. It may even resemble a “Facebook” atmosphere strictly for Central Michigan University's campus.
Create an OrgSync Account!
Log in to OrgSync with your global id and password. New users will need to complete the basic profile information.
You will automatically be placed in the University group: Fire Up Club. The Fire Up Club allows you to have access to upcoming events and student organization information.
Join the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center Org!
At the top of the community page click “Browse Organizations” or click "Add Organization" under the Organizations icon. Search Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center, click on the name to learn more about our mission/purpose. Click “Join Now” to become a part of our organization.
Sign up for one of the many volunteer opportunities that we have!
OrgSync Frequently Asked Questions
I signed up for a week/weekend-long event and wasn’t given a specific time to show up to volunteer. What should I do?
If the agency that is holding the event is a CMU department (i.e. Admissions, Greek Life) then they will contact you to set up a specific time and place. If it is an off-campus agency (i.e. Big Brothers Big Sisters, Red Cross) then you must contact them to make those arrangements. If you are unsure of the agency please email us and we will verify this information for you.
None of the listed projects interest me but I still want to volunteer, are there more opportunities available?
Call or visit the Brandell Volunteer Center and we will help find an opportunity to fit your skills and schedule. If you have a specific service idea in mind that is not currently offered, we may be able to help you facilitate the creation of a new program or service project. Also, continue to check back on OrgSync often because new volunteer opportunities are added daily.
Why do I have to sign a release form?
To register with OrgSync, it is required that you read and sign the release of liability form. It is important that students, faculty and staff are aware that volunteering provides an exciting opportunity for students to provide valuable service to areas and people in need and to experience new places, kinds of work, different cultures and customs and teamwork. However, the very difference of the experience also poses some risks that should be carefully thought about by each participant. This document attempts to highlight some of these risks.
How do I log my volunteer hours and why should I do this?
You can log your hours on OrgSync by going to the "My Tools" at the top of the page after you have signed in. From the drop down menu choose "Involvement." Click on the green "Involvement Entry" in the upper right hand corner. Completely fill out all of the information, including reference, and proof of involvement if you have it. Your submission while then be approved. By logging your hours on OrgSync, you are able to keep track of your involvement in an easy and efficient manner. A list of your logged hours can be printed out and turned in for use with your resume, or for a scholarship, class or program that requires volunteer hours.
I’m not a registered CMU Student. How should I register?
If you wish to volunteer, contact your local Community Volunteer Center and ask them to help you find a volunteer event that suits your talents, needs, and availability. Search for your local United Way Volunteer Center at www.unitedway.org.
If you wish to view our database please contact the Brandell Volunteer Center by phone at 989.774.7685 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I forgot my password/username. What should I do?
Contact the helpdesk at 989.774.3662. They will guide you through the process of resetting your password. Or go to
https://myaccount.cmich.edu/scripts/setpwd.asp to do it yourself.
How do I find out more about the events listed in OrgSync?
If you have more questions that are not answered by the information given under a volunteer event, please call the listed contact number or the Brandell Volunteer Center for more information at 989.774.7685 or visit us at Bovee UC 106.
Will the agency that I have signed up to volunteer for contact me now that I have clicked on the “Sign-up” button for my chosen volunteer event/opportunity?
If the agency that is holding the event is a CMU department (i.e. Admissions, Greek Life) then they will contact you to set up a specific time and place to be. If it is an off-campus agency (i.e. Big Brothers Big Sisters, Red Cross) then you must contact them to make those arrangements. If you are unsure of the agency please email us at email@example.com or visit us at Bovee UC 106.