The one-time opportunities listed below are primarily sponsored by community agencies. Some opportunities are co-sponsored by the Volunteer and Community Service Center such as Saturdays of Service (S.O.S.) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

One-Time Opportunities

Appleton WI

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: The Family Date: 03/16/2017 Time: to be determined Where: Appleton Website: Contact person for event: Heidi Prahl,, 920-749-9364 Description of Event/Project: The Family Radio’s (91.9FM) annual Help for the Homeless hygiene drive needs strong young men and women to help local crisis agencies pick up and deliver hygiene product donations to our … Continue reading Appleton WI

Appleton North High School

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: Appleton North High School Date: 2016-17 school year Time: After school/ some weekends evening hours Where: Appleton North/West Website: Contact person for event: Lissette Jimenez,, 920-268-2361 Description of Event/Project: Appleton North/West High School Debate team lost their wonderful coach this year. We are hoping to keep this program going for the many … Continue reading Appleton North High School

Social Justice Series


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What is Social Justice?
Defining the term social justice is harder than you may think. There really is not one set definition that encompasses everything that falls into the social justice category. It is often thought of as term that is used when defending human rights or wanting to change laws. It can sometimes be used as an educational tool to help others become aware of issues around them. Most of all social justice is a word that umbrellas and shelters many issues concerning people. It is not only a term, but an idea, belief, or view of life. Social justice issues can range from educational reform to environmental sustainability therefore reaching out to people from various backgrounds and experiencing. As a whole, social justice is something that concerns and should concern everyone.

Why is it important?
Social Justice is extremely important, especially in our rapidly changing world. As we make our way through 2013 there are still many families who do not have homes, women who are being denied basic human rights, children who are not receiving the education they deserve and so many people unaware of the issues that occur right in their own neighborhood. Social Justice is the stepping stool to creating awareness, education, and doing something about these issues. Social justice brings to light these issues and creates an environment of opportunity for everyone to get involved and help make a change.

Saturdays of Service (S.O.S.)

Saturdays of Service (S.O.S.) is a program designed to encourage students to participate in volunteer opportunities that fit their specific interests without the fear of making long term commitments. They are typically offered one to two times per month, provide transportation to and from the volunteer opportunity, are usually on a Saturday (although sometimes they are on Sundays) and are open to all students first-come, first-serve.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a way to remember and recognize the life and teachings of one of the greatest civil rights leaders through volunteerism and community service that helps the community. This is a national day of service in which students across America help serve to meet a social or community need. Check the official Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service website for more information.

2014: About a quarter Lawrence University students and staff volunteered at local Boys and Girls club after-school program locations teaching diversity and fairness programming. Students read books, took pictures, led discussions, and played games to address issues of fairness and how to promote positive attitudes towards diversity.

MLK Day of Service

Sign up by Thursday, January 15th.


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