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

Homeless Connections

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: Homeless Connections Date: 07/16/2016 Time: Multiple shifts Where: Appleton sites Website: http://homelessconnections.net/ Contact person for event: Emily, emily@homelessconnections.net Description of Event/Project:Garden Walk is a fundraiser for Homeless Connections. The event makes our agency visible and accessible beyond the shelter walls and links us with the community. We rely on volunteers to check and … Continue reading Homeless Connections

EAA

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: EAA Date: 06/25/2016 Time: 9-3 pm Where: Oshkosh, WI Website: eaa.org Contact person for event: Michelle Farr, mfarr@eaa.org, 920-426-4863 Community Volunteer Days: Oshkosh is more than just a destination. It’s the place we’ve chosen to live our lives. Where we’ve chosen to build a community. And it takes the whole community working together … Continue reading EAA

Center for Suicide Awareness

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: Center for Suicide Awareness Date: 05/14/2016 Time: 9 AM Where: Starlite Clug, Kaukauna Website: www.centerforsuicideawareness.org Contact person for event: Mike Crum, mike@centerforsuicideawareness.org, 920-475-4748 Description of Event/Project: Center for Suicide Awareness is hosting “Bash for the Brave” is to Honor the Men and Women who wear a Uniform to protect and serve our communities. … Continue reading Center for Suicide Awareness

North High School

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: North High School Ongoing Need Where: Appleton North High School Website: http://www4.aasd.k12.wi.us/north/ Contact person for event: Hilary Haskell, HASKELLHILARY@aasd.k12.wi.us Description of Event/Project: Writing Tutors: Seeking people with confidence in conversational skills and basic writing in English to work with 14-18 year olds once a week for 1Ž2 an hour. These tutors would be … Continue reading North High School

SOAR Fox Cities

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: SOAR Fox Cities Date: 04/30/2016 Time: 6:30 pm Where: 1451 McMahon Drive, Neenah, WI 54956 Website: http://getconnected.volunteercenter.net/aem/general/event/?doc_id=2544 Contact person for event: Laura Lopez, volunteer@soarfoxcities.com, 920-731-9831 Description of Event/Project: We are looking for volunteers for the Glow 4 It Fox Cities 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 30. Volunteers are needed to help with stations … Continue reading SOAR Fox Cities

Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 12:00am
Community Agency/Organization: Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve Date: Varies Time: 9:00am-3:00pm for school groups and weekends for public programming Where: Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve Website: http://bubolzpreserve.huterra.com/ Contact person for event: Courtney Osenroth, cosenroth@bubolzpreserve.org,(920)731-6041 Description of Event/Project: Looking for students interested in becoming Teacher Naturalists and to support public programs. For Teacher Naturalists, once a season students would have … Continue reading Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve

Appleton Bilingual School

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 3:24pm
Community Agency/Organization: Appleton Bilingual School Date: January – June 2016 Time: one afternoon per week Where: Appleton Bilingual School, 913 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911, (920) 832-4125 Website: http://www4.aasd.k12.wi.us/appletonbilingual/ Contact person for event: Nancy Bowen, bowennancy@aasd.k12.wi.us, (920) 832-4125 Description of Event/Project: Our 5th grade class is seeking Spanish speaking mentors to work with during class … Continue reading Appleton Bilingual School

Arts- Boys & Girls Club

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: Arts- Boys & Girls Club Date: varies Time: 11:00-2:00 hours can vary during this time Where: Boys & Girls Club of Appleton Contact person for event: Claudia Loza, claudia.m.loza@lawrence.edu, (708)355-1961 Description of Event/Project:Interested in Fine Arts Prep Work? The Boys & Girls Club of Appleton is providing this school year volunteer opportunity to get … Continue reading Arts- Boys & Girls Club

Social Justice Series

 

YouTube VideoYouTube VideoPlay YouTube Video

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.

 

Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube LarryU