Bethesda Thrift Shop

Appleton Bethesda Thrift shop is looking for volunteers who are willing to help prep and display Christmas items. The volunteer shifts are just two hours long and you can volunteer any time from 10:00am to 6:00pm on November 3rd. Feel free to contact Mary Linden at or via phone at 920.851.3250

Edison/Columbus Elementary School

Allison Thome is in need for volunteers who are able to accompany her K-3 programs in an intermediate to advanced difficulty level of music. The dates for these programs at Edison and Columbus elementary schools are November 11th-17th and November 11th-19th from 2:15pm to 3:00pm. She also suggests that rehearsal time prior may be helpful. If you are interested, please contact her at or via phone at 920.832.6235

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

University Convocation Address by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Be sure to head to the Memorial Chapel on Thursday November 5th at 11:10am to listen to Ta-Nehisi Coates as he shares “Race in America: A Deeper Black” for Lawrence University’s Convocation address. This convocation is free and open to the public. A panel discussion will be heal the following Monday, November 9th at 6:30pm in the Wriston Auditorium.

Thompson Community Center

Come volunteer and celebrate with Thompsons Community Center at the Celebrating Caregivers Event this Sunday, Nov. 8th from 3:00pm-6:30pm! This events consists of two key speakers on elder disability, a massage chair, and a snack buffet! We are looking for volunteers to assist elderly visitors with different exhibits and participate in discussions surrounding support and issues faced for caregivers and the elderly. We are also seeking volunteer musicians who are willing to play music/sing/perform throughout the event. Please contact Service Corp Rep Anita Li and for more information! Transportation is provided.

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!!

Closed for July

The Volunteer and Community Service Center is now closed and will re-open August 3, 2015. 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.