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

Youth Go

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: Youth Go Date: 10/22/2016 Time: 11:30am-2:15pm or 2:00-4:30pm Where: Neenah’s Old City Garage 333 W. Cecil St. Neenah, WI 54956 Website: youthgo.org Contact person for event: Alice,  Alice@youthgo.org, 920.722.1435 Description of Event/Project: Volunteers are needed to run carnival games, hand out candy at trick-or-treat stations, and do face painting. We encourage volunteers to … Continue reading Youth Go

Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: Heckrodt Wetland Reserve Date: 10/08/2016 Time: 5:15pm-9:30pm Where: 1305 Plank Road Menasha WI Website: http://heckrodtwetland.org/ Contact person for event: Andrea Bierbrauer, andreab@heckrodtwetland.org, 9207209349 Description of Event/Project: Heckrodt is looking for a group of students or any student who is interested in volunteering for our Creepy Crawlies event. The event is Friday, October 7th … Continue reading Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

Girls on the Run-Northeast Wisconsin

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: Girls on the Run-Northeast Wisconsin Date: 11/05/2016 Time: varying shifts 6am-1pm Where: Fox Valley Technical College-Appleton Website: www.girlsontherunnew.org Contact person for event: Kathy Olson, kathy.olson@girlsontherun.org, 9202095866 Description of Event/Project: Girls on the Run is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to … Continue reading Girls on the Run-Northeast Wisconsin

Parent Connection

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 7:00pm
Community Agency/Organization: Parent Connection Date: 09/15/2016 Time: 4:45-7 Where: Pierce Park, 1035 W. Prospect Ave. Appleton Website: http://www.familyservicesnew.org/parent-connection/ Contact person for event: Peg Brown, pbrown@familyservicesnew.org, 920-419-3209 Description of Event/Project: Join us for an evening of family fun! Games, crafts, and fall activites – featuring rides on the borky express train. Help with games and activities … Continue reading Parent Connection

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: http://north.aasd.k12.wi.us/ Contact person for event: Lissette Jimenez, lissette.jimenez@lawrence.edu, 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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