Viking Ambassadors in Service and Engagement (VASE) aims to get small cohorts of first-year students volunteering, making connections, and learning about issues in the Fox Valley community within a Lawrence term. Students will gather weekly to learn and serve both on and off campus. All transportation provided by Lyft!  Spring term will offer three programs:

  1. Arts Advocacy: Gain a greater access to the arts through representing and educating on different art forms (dance, art, music, theatre, etc.). Lawrentians will design and run their own creative program with children at the Boys and Girls Club. Direction on how to create a lesson plan, as well as any necessary supplies, will be provided.
  2. Access to Education: Learn about access challenges within the various systems of education. Lawrentians will receive the support and resources needed to create their own project around furthering education equality within a community of their choice. Discussions and meetings will involve interactive activities, discussions and guest speakers from the education community.
  3. Public Health: Partner with the City of Appleton’s Health department to create an intervention program for an epidemic impacting many local teenagers – vaping. Students will be trained to provide outreach within the Appleton Area School District. In addition, each week Lawrentians will better understand what it is to be a compassionate health professional through articles, speakers, and discussion.

To learn more and apply, visit our VASE homepage. Applications for Spring term programs are due on Monday, March 9. While this program is geared towards first-year students, all students are welcome to apply.