Volunteer Service Corps

Wake Forest students are very much volunteer-oriented.  We have a large and thriving Volunteer Service Corps (VSC) that connects our students to service opportunities both on and off campus.

Each week, I receive a digest of news from VSC.  Here’s some select highlights of things that are coming on the horizon.  And if your student wants to get involved, VSC always likes to have more hands to help!

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Theme House? Volunteer Services is exploring the potential for a service theme house next year!  The house would be through the Residence Life and Housing theme housing program. If you would be interested in living in such a house, please contact Shelley Sizemore gravessa@nullwfu.edu. No commitment is necessary right now, VSC is just trying to gauge interest.

Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, November 8 in Benson 401 from 10:30am-3:00pmSign up for a time slot to donate blood here. Click here to volunteer at the drive.

Alpha Epsilon Delta’s Bone Marrow Registration Drive – Tuesday, November 8 in the Reece Art Gallery outside of Benson 401 from 10:00am-5:00pm. All you have to do is swab your mouth with some q-tips to get added to the national registry, which only takes a few minutes. If you are a match for someone, you will be contacted with further information. Here’s the FAQs about bone marrow donation. Click here to volunteer at the drive.

VSC International Service Trip Info Sessions
Want to volunteer for two weeks in another country?  What are your plans this May?  No time to study abroad a whole semester?  Come to the VSC International Service Trip Info Session on Tuesday November 8th at 8 pm & Thursday November 10th at 5 pm in BENSON 409!! This year’s trips will be going to Russia working in an orphanage, and Nicaragua working at a youth sports camp!

INSTITUTE ON PHILANTHROPY AND VOLUNTARY SERVICE
June and July, 2012 – Georgetown University, Washington, DC **NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR EARLY DEADLINE OF DECEMBER 2, 2011**
Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, the Institute combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by nonprofit professionals.

This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, experience the excitement of Washington first-hand, and dive into a summer of service in the Nation’s Capital.

  • Internships – Competitive placements with leading nonprofit organizations
  • Classes – Up to 9 transferable credits from Georgetown University
  • Housing – Roommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of DC
  • Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
  • Networking – Interaction with seasoned nonprofit professionals and other student leaders from around of the world
  • Scholarships – Approximately 70% of students receive generous awards based on merit and financial need
  • Service – A variety of hands-on community projects
  • Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top nonprofit executives and scholars

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of March 7, 2012. Students applying by the Early Deadline ofDecember 2, 2011 will be given preference in admissions and scholarship decisions and will receive a 5% discount on their tuition balance.

For more information or to begin an online application, please visit our website or see our informational brochure.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristen Wright, IPVS Coordinator, at IPVS@nulltfas.org or 1-800-741-6964.

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