Volunteer & Community Services
The Volunteer Office
seeks to provide
opportunities for students to gain practical experiences as they give back
to the communities which, in part, support their education. Operated under
the concept of “Service Learning,” students are given hands-on
experiences in many different settings. Among the many opportunities available
are: Habitat for Humanity, tutoring of area students, Christmas on Campus (supporting
families celebrating holidays) and Paws for People (bringing pets into retirement
Students may choose to extend their involvement
in this area by becoming a student site coordinator. In this role,
students recruit new students and have on-going contact with professionals
in the field as they work to fill the volunteer needs in the community.
Educational advancement is also available through Alternative
Spring Break programs, Ohio Campus Compact, the Governor’s
Community Service Councils and Americorps.
Community Service Sanction
If you have received community service hours as part of your judicial sanction then you are responsible for completing those hours on time and turning in your hours to Penny Selock ( email@example.com).
What is Community Service?
Community Service is an act that you do where you are not getting paid and not getting class credit, but someone is benefitting from your actions. Generally, people think of acts like participating in a trash clean-up or serving in a soup kitchen, but it does not have to be an organized activity. You could be volunteering at the radio station or newspaper; you could be helping to promote a program for a club or organization, you could be helping out at a special programming week (Alcohol Awareness Week, Diversity Week, etc.).
We have a lot of students that help out in Athletics, contact Larry Shank (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. We also have students that help with Physical Plant, contact them (email@example.com) to let them know you have hours to complete and what times you are free.
As long as you have hours to complete, you will receive emails from a Student Affairs staff member about any opportunities on campus or nearby to complete your hours. Please understand that it is up to you to find something to do to complete your hours. If you have a car on campus, consider helping out at a local animal shelter, school, or medical facility. The Presbyterian Church in New Concord runs a food bank, think about planning a canned food drive to donate to the food bank. Go online to anysoldier.com and find a troop overseas to send cards or care packages to. Be creative!
How do I turn in my hours?
Once you have completed a service project, send an email to Penny Selock(firstname.lastname@example.org) with the date you completed the service, what you did, and the time that you worked. She may need verification of your hours, depending on where you worked and what you did. If you need an extension in order to complete your hours past your deadline, or if you have questions, please contact Penny Selock.