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Community Service at Western Connecticut State University

Last updated: June 2, 2016

     
Project Homeless Connect 2012                                     WCSU Bridges Program

Nominations and Awards for the 2015 Connecticut Higher Education Service Awards

Audriana Blackwell named 2015 Newman Civic Fellow

Introduction to Community Service at Western

There are many ways a student can get involved in Community Service at Western.  Many students volunteer on their own, but many also get involved through their athletic teams, student organizations, fraternities and sororities, and other organizations.  Regardless of your major or interests, there are many opportunities for you to become involved.

Volunteer opportunities can last anywhere from a few hours over the course of a day or weekend for special events to major commitments of time and energy. 

Why volunteer?  In addition to the immediate reward of knowing you are making a difference in people's lives, volunteer work provides you with training and skills that can be invaluable to you in your career.  Volunteer experience on a resume can give you the edge you need in today's competitive job market.  You will also make contacts in the community.

    

                Members of the WCSU football team help new students with move-in and volunteer at a camp for young athletes

Student Organizations on Campus Actively Engaged in Community Service

* organizations marked with a * make community service work one of their priorities

  • Alpha Delta Pi

  • Christian Ministry

  • Collegiate Health Service Corps*

  • Dance Team

  • Delta Gamma Phi

  • Education Club

  • Greek Council

  • Habitat for Humanity*

  • Honors Student Organization

  • Kappa Chi Alpha

  • Newman Club

  • Roots & Shoots

  • Rotaract*

  • Sigma Chi

  • Sigma Delta Tau

  • Social Work Club

  • Student Government Association

  • Student Veterans Organization

  • Zeta Beta Tau

 

What counts as Community Service?

Community Service is unpaid service that directly benefits the community.

Community Service

  • Volunteering at a non-profit organization listed on the community service webpage

  • Fundraising for a non-profit organization

  • Attending a charity event (Relay for Life, Light the Night, March for Babies, etc.)

  • Philanthropy events hosted by Western student organizations and departments

  • Volunteering at schools, hospitals, nursing homes, or shelters

  • Volunteering through faith based organizations and groups

  • Volunteering as part of an athletic team

 
Relay for Life

Why Volunteer?

  • Become empowered to effect change

  • See first-hand some of the social, political, and economic issues you study in class

  • Connect with other students or community members who share your interests

  • Develop professional and leadership skills

  • Gain exposure and develop experience in a career field

  • Networking opportunity

  • Give back to the community

  • Most of all: it is a rewarding experience

              
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Related links:

Fairfield County's Community Foundation - Giving Day

WCSU earns place on National Honor Roll for Community Service

Western Day of Service

Upcoming Community Service Volunteer Opportunities

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