You can track your volunteer hours through Sage, making it even easier to keep up to date with your entries. Before you begin tracking your hours you must register for the program, then begin tracking and watch those hours add up.
- Log In to your Sage account.
- Navigate to Commitment to Service at the bottom left of the page and select Enter Service Hours.
- You'll first need to add your service projects before you can enter hours for them. You only need to add each project once and then your project should show up on your screen automatically for the future. To add a Brandeis group project, use the plus (+) sign in the grid and select a project from the list provided. To add a personal project, use the Add a Personal Project link.
- Add your Hours. Hours are entered on a monthly basis. Enter a month and year then select Add a New Month to get started. Prior months are listed in the grid. Select Update Service Hours for the month you want to update or review. If you forget what types of service can count in each category (direct service, reflection, etc.) just click the links at the top to get a definition for each category.
You can only enter hours for the current semester, so it's important that you stay up-to-date with your hour entries. The date ranges within which you can enter hours for each semester are listed below:
Fall 2019: Aug. 28 through Dec. 31
Spring 2020: Jan. 1 through May 19
Summer 2020: May 20 through Aug. 27
Benefits to Tracking Your Hours
Allows us to provide detailed information for reference checks for you (medical school applications now ask for proof of campus involvement).
Allows you to provide detailed information for resumes and graduate school applications.
It's a requirement of the Commitment to Service Award program.
Brandeis is able to quantify the number of hours students commit to serving the community.
Helps Brandeis better articulate the service involvement on campus when applying for future grants and national recognition. In turn, we can provide additional funding and resources for your community service initiatives.
Stay motivated to continue serving throughout the year and acknowledge the work you've put into causes you care about.