Come Visit!

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Welcome to the Volunteer Center! We are located across from Wriston Art Center Gallery at Lawe St. and Alton intersection. We hope to see you soon!

Closed for July

The Volunteer and Community Service Center is now closed and will re-open August 1, 2016. All student-run programs, such as our VITAL tutoring program, LARY mentoring program and HYPE and HOLAS cultural support programs will resume late September when students return to the Volunteer Center. Should you need immediate assistance, please contact the Dean of Students office at 920.832.6596.

University Course 170

Do you believe or suspect that your volunteer work and service have prepared you for a leadership role, but can’t quite articulate why that is the case? Would you like to achieve a deeper understanding of the complex relationship between service and leadership? UNIC 170 3 unit course that is designed for students with significant volunteer or community service experience. It will look at the role of leadership and the development of leadership skills as an outcome of participation via service in human communities. This course meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday from 1:50pm-3:00pm and is an S/U option only. For questions or approval to register please contact Professor Mark Jenike at

Learn about your new Appleton community and go “into the streets” with the VCSC!

Into the Streets provides first-year students with an introduction to the Fox Cities area and the needs of the community. Lawrentian volunteers will be afforded the opportunity to tour an agency and learn about the mission, goals, and community issues addressed at each agency. Following a brief overview of the agency, students are asked to participate in a service project together.

Through involvement in the Volunteer and Community Service Center (VCSC), we hope students will become exposed to new ideas that may influence their future perspectives on community, social justice, and humanitarian issues. Please register by THURSDAY, 9/10.

Welcome First-year students!

We look forward to meeting new students during our Into the Streets event, during welcome week, on Saturday, September 12 from 1-5 pm. We invite all new students to venture “into the streets” to get to know Appleton and to learn about the service needs and opportunities in a new community. Additional details will be on this page shortly and will also be shared with you during your first hall meetings. Welcome!!

Goodbye 2013-14 school year! Hello summer!

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 2014. Thank you for a successful year!