January 24th, 2014 by JaNelle Barnes
Have a great, interesting summer service project that you’re really interested in and need funding? Apply for SVOG (Summer Volunteer Opportunity Grant). The VCSC realizes the financial demands of a Lawrence education, so SVOG helps students with the practical expenses and opportunity costs of a summer spent engaged in service. The application deadline for the 2014 Summer Volunteer Opportunity Grant is Friday, April 18, 2014 by 4 PM.
To apply, download the form here: Summer Volunteer Opportunity Grant .doc
January 8th, 2014 by JaNelle Barnes
11-12:30 pm: What Do You Believe? Read & Reflect: A Brunch Discussion, Warch Campus Center, Esch/Hurvis Room: Over 200 members of the Lawrence community will read This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman and will gather to participate in a discussion, including how the insights of many might help our Lawrence community better respect one another despite differences in beliefs. Sponsored by the offices of the Dean of Students, Provost & Dean of the Faculty and the Volunteer and Community Service Center. NOTE: Online registration is now closed.
1-4:00 pm: Student-led On Campus Volunteer Opportunities, Warch Campus Center: Participate in hands-on volunteering activities, from knitting items for the homeless to working in the SLUG garden, sponsored by LU organizations. Each 45-minute activity/workshop will enable students to volunteer from right on campus while learning about future ways to get involved with LU organizations. Sponsored by: Volunteer and Community Service Center and LU student organizations. NOTE: Online registration is now closed.
1-5:00 pm: Community Volunteering, Meet in Warch Campus Center, Esch/Hurvis Room: Join the Volunteer Center as we travel to eight non-profit organizations in the Appleton area (no experience necessary). Activities include baking treats, organizing a thrift shop, maintaining a hoop house garden, caring for animals, playing with children, engaging with the elderly, and serving at a historical museum. Sponsored by: Volunteer and Community Service Center and the Appleton community. NOTE: Online registration is now closed.
6:30 pm: Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Memorial Chapel: “Dr. King’s Non-Violence, Today’s Non-Violence” Celebrate a successful day of service with keynote speaker Dr. Margaret Rozga. Vocal performances provided by Lawrence University alumna Erica Hamilton and Appleton West Chamber Choir. Sponsored by: LU Office of Multicultural Affairs and Toward Community: Unity in Diversity. Registration is not required.
December 18th, 2013 by Kristi Hill
Inspired by the book This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women by Jay Allison, LU student leaders are collecting essays from interested students, staff and faculty. Essays should strive to capture ones personal philosophies and how a thing, person(s), situation, etc. influenced ones beliefs. Learn about the beliefs of your campus community here.
August 27th, 2013 by Kristi Hill
First-year students will serve at 11 agencies in the Fox Cities communtiy to make an IMPACT in your community, MEET new people and CONNECT with their city this Saturday 9/14 from 1-5 PM. Thank you to the 170 students who have already signed up! We have only a few slots left so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sign up. Advanced registration is required. Volunteer opportunities will be provided by: Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley, Riverview Gardens, Brewster Village adult home, Sustainable Lawrence University Garden, Building for Kid Children’s Museum, Greater Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Fox Valley, Chances Animal Rescue, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley and Habitat ReStore of the Greater Fox Cities.
June 4th, 2013 by Kristi Hill
Lawrence University does not provide instruction during the summer months and students are now entering their summer break. A few students remain on campus to pursue internships in the Fox Cities or on-campus research/employment. All VCSC programs are now closed and will resume late September/Early October 2013. Thank you for a successful year!
March 25th, 2013 by Kristi Hill
Want to get paid to help others volunteer and become more aware of important social justice issues? Current job opportunities can be found under “employment” to the left.
November 5th, 2012 by Kristi Hill
The registration for the MLK, Jr. National Day of Service is now closed. Thank you to the over 420 students, staff and faculty who signed up to participate this Monday, Jan. 21. You will receive an email reminder today (Jan. 18) which will include your schedule for the day. See you on Monday!
November 2nd, 2012 by Kristi Hill
Your community still needs you! With the extra time you have during Winter Break, why not volunteer? Numerous organizations are in need of volunteers for multiple short-term and one-time-only opportunities, especially around the busy holiday season. Help out at your area food pantry! Assist with gift wrapping for a local group! Serve food at a homeless shelter or holiday gathering! Sort items at a local thrift store! Assist with projects at the local community center! Play sports with kids through afterschool programs! These are just some of the many opportunities available! If you are interested, please contact the Volunteer Center at email@example.com.
September 10th, 2012 by Elise Massicotte
Need some volunteer hours? Do you like working with kids? Want to help a kid get through school? Sign up to be a VITAL tutor! Take an hour out of your week to meet with a student and help with their school work. You get to decide which subject you’re most comfortable tutoring, and which age group you want to help out. All you need to do is sign up online at http://www.lawrence.edu/dept/student_dean/volunteer/Lawrence_Programs/VITAL/index.shtml to get started. Perks include: Getting to know a great kid, hours of service on your resume, and maybe even some free food and good times. Contact Elise Massicotte at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.