Community Outreach

 

Service Spotlight!

Congratulations to Caroline Murrah on being selected for our January Service Spotlight!

Spring Semester 2015 Opportunities

*Please click on the program name for additional information, including the Program Coordinator's email address & the tentative fall start date. 

 

Commitment Programs

(Require a weekly commitment for 1-2 semesters.  Most allow you to try the program once before deciding whether to commit.)

 

Non-Commitment Programs 

(Come once or as many times as you would like!)

 

*We are currently seeking partnerships for more non-commitment programs.  Contact Julie Bishop at jbishop@bw.edu if you have an idea to suggest!

Weekly Programs

New participants are always welcome!

The Office of Community Outreach has a variety of Weekly Service Programs scheduled for 2014-2015.  These programs are a pretty easy way to get involved serving the community because OCO's Program Coordinator's have relationships with staff at the organizations we serve and will show you the ropes when you are first getting started.  They also provide transportation to our off-campus programs.  Some of the programs allow you start serving at any point during the semester and do not require a weekly commitment so you come when you can!

 

Getting Involved

Check out each of our programs in the box on the right to find one that suits your interests and availability.  Then, follow the instructions on the page of the program(s) in which you wish to participate.

Have questions?  Contact the Coordinator of the program you are interested in or OCO's Assistant Director, Julie Bishop, at jbishop@bw.edu or (440) 826-8560.

Service Spotlight
Caroline Murrah (pictured above on the right) is a junior, music theatre major who participates in Boys and Girls Club each week. According to her nominator, she has gone above and beyond in working to engage Boys & Girls Club members with limited English proficiency. Despite the language barrier, Caroline is able to draw these children. Their appreciation of her special effort is evident in their smiles.

Of her experience with OCO Weekly Programs, Caroline enthusiastically said, "I love volunteering at Boys and Girls Club because I love being around kids.  I feel like I can be a friend and role model to them, and getting to know them enriches my life too.  I love their energy and being around them makes me happy.  I even get to practice speaking Spanish with a few of the kids!"

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