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
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: https://orgsync.com/119004/events/1588262/occurrences/3684724.
Mark Your Calendars! The next Get Up & Get Moving event is September 30th at Tennerton Elementary School.
Spay and Neuter Day
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: https://orgsync.com/121497/events/1605748/occurrences/3732090
Stockert Youth Center Tutoring
WE LEAD ISSUE TEAM MEETINGS
Tuesday, September 20th: Human Rights Advocacy, 7:30 PM
- For more information contact Manzi Gahima (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Abbie Kaiser (email@example.com).
Thursday, September 22nd: Sustainability, 7:00 PM
- For more information contact Michael Winters (firstname.lastname@example.org), Eli Paris (email@example.com), or Aryn House (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Monday, September 26th: America's Children, 7:00 PM
- For more information contact Meg Allen (email@example.com), Daniele Hendrickson (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Anne Wilson (email@example.com).
Tuesday, September 27th: Invisible Illness, 8:00 PM
- For more information contact Arin Shatto (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tabby Swanson (email@example.com).
Tuesday, September 27th: Animal Welfare, 8:00 PM
- For more information contact Natalie Parkins (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sarah Sisson (email@example.com), or Cynthia McLean (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday, September 28th: Gender Equality & No More Combined Meeting, 8:00 PM
- For more information contact Tiffany Flanigan (email@example.com), Marie Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org), Alicia Alderman (email@example.com) or Jacob Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
Check out the mission of Shared Hope International here: http://sharedhope.org/
Flood Relief Fall Service Trip: October 21-23rd
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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Speaker Barbara Amaya, Survivor of Trafficking
Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development
We're located on the second floor of the Benedum Campus Center behind the Bobcat Den retail store.