Community Engagement Opportunities
February 8th - 13th
Get Up and Get Moving - Tuesday, February 16th and Thursday, February 18th
Volunteers are needed to help with Get Up and Get Moving on February 16th and 18th. Get Up and Get Moving is a healthy kids' initiative that takes place in two local elementary schools once a month and is focused on educating children about healthy and active lifestyles. Volunteers will help facilitate fun games and activities, educate children on special health topics, and serve as positive role models by interacting with children throughout the event.
If you would like to sign up for the event, please use the OrgSync links below. All event times include travel to and from schools. A carpool will be arranged for transportation, and those who wish to drive are encouraged to do so. We hope you will join us for the fun and games, and your help is greatly needed and appreciated!
If you would like to sign up to volunteer for Get Up and Get Moving on Tuesday, February 16th at Rock Cave Elementary from 3:00-5:30 PM, please use this link:
If you would like to sign up for the event on Thursday, February 18th at Union Elementary from 3:00-6:00 PM, please use this link:
EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Humane Lobby Day - Thursday, February 11th at 9:00 AM
Sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States in state capitals across the country, Humane Lobby Days give citizen animal advocates like you an opportunity to ask your state legislators to pass laws that protect animals.
What is Humane Lobby Day? It's a one-day event in your state organized by The HSUS where you can meet with your elected officials and their staff about animal protection issues in West Virginia.
Why is your participation in Lobby Day so critical? We know legislators are most motivated when their constituents take time to meet face-to-face. It's your chance to show how much animals mean to you.
If you are interested in attending the event, please email mailto:email@example.com or
Our Children Our Future Interest Meeting - Monday, Feb. 8th at 7:00 PM
Children and Youth Interest Meeting - Monday, Feb. 8th at 8:00 PM
Poverty Reduction and Healthy Lifestyles - Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 7:00 PM
Appalachian Experience Interest Meeting - Wednesday, Feb. 10th at 8:00 PM
Invisible Illnesses Interest Meeting - Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 PM
ReSpEcT Week - Feb. 8th - 12th - JUST STAND
Events will begin on Tuesday Feb. 9th, which is "Wear Orange Day." This is designated as a national day of awareness where all are encouraged to wear orange in honor of Teen Domestic Violence Month. Make sure to tell people why you are wearing orange, and post pictures and updates on Instagram, Twitter or post to our Facebook event page using the hashtags #Orange4Love and #RespectWeek2016.
On Wednesday, JUST STAND will be outside of the dining hall during lunch to do a fun activity about what love is, and what it is not. They will also have some goodies to give away!
On Thursday, members of JUST STAND will be making fresh hot chocolate to go with information and resources about domestic violence. Come by the Campus Center Plaza between 1:30pm and 3:00pm that day to find out more.
If you would like more information, or would like to help with any of these fun events (there could be a free t-shirt in it for you) contact Lori Thomson, Director of Counseling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ServeConWV Service Year Fair - Tuesday, February 23rd from 2:00-5:00PM
If interested in attending, email Katie Loudin at mailto:email@example.com.
REGISTER for the ENGAGE Conference of Leadership for Change TODAY!
We are still seeking workshop proposals! Click the link above to submit a workshop proposal and register for the conference!
SUMMER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
AmeriCorps Summer of Service - Horseshoe Leadership Center
For more information, please email Erin Hudnall: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development
We're located on the second floor of the Benedum Campus Center behind the Bobcat Den retail store.