Community Engagement Opportunities

September 18th - 25th

Spread the Love Peanut Butter Drive

September 19-30th, 2016

WVWC will again be participating in the Governor's Day to Serve initiative by collecting peanut butter for local food pantries. Peanut butter is a high-demand item at food pantries because of its accessibility for kids and families in addition to its nutritional value. Drop-off boxes will be located throughout campus and in community locations. If anyone would like to donate peanut butter, they can bring it to the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development located behind the Bobcat Den on the 2nd floor of the Benedum Campus Center. Questions? Contact LeeAnn Brown at 304-473-8161.

Get Up & Get Moving - Union Elementary

Friday, September 23rd from 3:30-6 pm

In an effort to promote healthy lifestyles among the children living in and around the local Buckhannon area, the WE LEAD Appalachian Experience team is looking for volunteers to travel to Union Elementary school and play games with the children. Student volunteers play a variety of sports with the children and spend a lot of time talking with the kids. The event is a lot of fun for the children, and they always look forward to spending time with the old college kids. If you are interested in reducing obesity rates among youth or just have a passion to help local kids, this is the event for you. To sign up, please click here:

Mark Your Calendars! The next Get Up & Get Moving event is September 30th at Tennerton Elementary School.

Spay and Neuter Day

Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8:30 am-1 pm

Upshur Vet Hospital will be hosting a low cost spay and neuter clinic, and volunteers are needed to help with registration, surgery prep, and keeping the day running smoothly. It's a neat and informative experience where volunteers can get an up-close view of the surgical procedures. Food and drinks will be provided! Sign up here:

Stockert Youth Center Tutoring

Stockert Youth Center needs volunteers to tutor K-12 students. You can earn at least two service hours per week. Hours range from 3:30 to 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Subjects include Math from basic, Pre-Algebra, Algebra ll, to Trig; Reading; Spelling; English; Science; History; and Social Studies. Our main subject is Math. To volunteer or for more information call 304-473-0145.


Tuesday, September 20th: Human Rights Advocacy, 7:30 PM

Thursday, September 22nd: Sustainability, 7:00 PM

Monday, September 26th: America's Children, 7:00 PM

Tuesday, September 27th: Invisible Illness, 8:00 PM

Tuesday, September 27th: Animal Welfare, 8:00 PM

Wednesday, September 28th: Gender Equality & No More Combined Meeting, 8:00 PM

Thursday, September 29th: Children of the World, 7:00 PM

Other Upcoming Community Engagement & Service Opportunities:

"Chosen" Film & Sex Trafficking Discussion from Shared Hope International

Shannon Langford, from Shared Hope International, will be at Wesleyan October 13th at 7pm. She will show the short 20 minute film, "Chosen" and lead a discussion on the realities of sex trafficking afterwards. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about sex trafficking and the ways in which we can recognize and help prevent it!

Check out the mission of Shared Hope International here:

Flood Relief Fall Service Trip: October 21-23rd

Looking for something to do over your Fall Break?

Want to serve others and have some fun doing it?

The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life is sponsoring a Fall Break service trip to help out with the WV flood relief efforts. A few months have gone by, but there's a lot of long-term work that still needs to be done!

Particpants will head to White Sulphur Springs and working with Voluntary Organizations Assisting with Disaster (VOAD) to help families still recovering from the devastating flood.

Contact Chaplain Chris Scott ( for more information!

INTERSECT: Diversity & Leadership Conference - November 4th & 5th

During this two-day conference at Elon University, North Carolina, participants will engage in dialogue, reflection, and training through keynote speakers, workshops, and lunch & learns. The conference pillars focus on oppression, social change, and power & privilege, and work to inspire participants to create positive change for the common good in their organizations and community.

All who are interested can contact Katie Loudin at for more information!

Speaker Barbara Amaya, Survivor of Trafficking

Barbara Amaya is a sought after speaker, human rights activist, and survivor of sex trafficking. She brings hope and inspiration to audiences as she shares how she has overcome adversity to be an advocate for others. Barbara will be speaking in Wesley Chapel on November 9th at 6pm. Barbara will also share ways that you can be a voice to help end human trafficking.

Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development

The Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development seeks to support the mission of West Virginia Wesleyan College by providing opportunities for transformative learning and community engagement with the intent to promote positive social change.

We're located on the second floor of the Benedum Campus Center behind the Bobcat Den retail store.