HARRISONBURG, Va (CBS 19 NEWS) -- 100 incoming first-year and transfer students will be coming to JMU early this year to volunteer with non-profits in Harrisonburg.

The program is called James Madison University Dukes making a difference program.

The program will connect students with almost a dozen community partners, including local schools, retirement communities, and local non-profits, which will focus on a range of issues from disabilities support to conversation and healthy food access.

“This is a great opportunity for new Dukes to learn about Harrisonburg's most pressing social issues, and to join some of the amazing individuals and organizations making their new home a better place for all of its residents,” said Josh Shulruff, who coordinates the program for JMU.

The program will run from August 17 through August 20, 2022.

For more information, you can visit here on the website.