Pro Humanitate at Work – Volunteer Service Corps

There are many ways that our students give back to the campus community and the greater world at large.  We just saw a fine example this past weekend with Wake ‘N Shake, which raised over $125K for cancer research.  Congratulations to all our Deacs who were involved with that terrific event.

We have a very organized and robust Volunteer Service Corps on campus who organizes activities for volunteer-minded students.  They just sent me a copy of their recent newsletter (see below), and it is full of opportunities to serve.

Is your student looking for a meaningful way to connect to other students for the common good?  If so, urge him or her to check out the VSC.

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Volunteer Service Corps
Weekly Newsletter
3/27/13

In this newsletter:

  • Medical Brigades Information Session
  • Girl Scouts Earth Day Fair
  • Anthony’s Plot Tutoring
  • Zumbathon
  • Forsyth Medical Center 5K


Volunteer Opportunities Abroad – Mobile Medical Clinics  MEDICAL/PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSIONS
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6pm – Tribble A103ORWednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 5pm – Tribble A103 Want to provide access to health care for an in-need community? Would you like to travel to beautiful Central America over the summer? Join Wake Forest’s Medical/Public Health Brigade to Nicaragua, August 17-25 to bring access to doctors and health care to in-need communities. Get hands on experience in the field, shadowing licensed doctors as they consult community on their health needs and prescribe medicines. Student volunteers have the opportunity to intake patients, perform triage, and distribute medicines under licensed pharmacists. For every 1 volunteer, an additional 55 patients are provided access to healthcare! Stop by our info session and join us on our brigade this summer. Speaking Spanish is not mandatory and translators will be provided during brigade.   To learn more, please contact Leslie Klashman at klaslp0@nullwfu.edu

Girl Scouts Earth Day Fair Volunteers 

Face Painters Needed for Earth Day Fair

Dixie Classic Fairgrounds

Winston Salem NC
Girl Scouts is calling all volunteer’s who:

1.       Likes Kids.

2.       Has a little bit of artistic talent. (really, just a little bit)

3.       Enjoys the outdoors.

4.       Get free admission to the fair!

Face Painter’s needed for the Girl Scout Earth Day Fair Booth!

No experience needed. All supplies provided. Training provided.

Event: Saturday, April 27, 2013

Place: Dixie Classic Fairgrounds (near the WFU campus)

Time: Gates open at 10 am, close at 5 pm. (Set up at 9:30 am)

Need: 6-8 face painter’s per two hour shifts.

Call Leisa Fink, Recruitment Manager, at 336-369-7438 or email lfink@nullgirlscoutsp2p.org


Anthony’s Plot Tutoring 

Anthony’s Plot here in Winston-Salem is looking for volunteers to help with their after-school tutoring program! See the attached flyer for details!

Zumbathon

The WFU Resident Student Association, The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Campus Recreation are excited to share an exciting opportunity to “shake down hunger” in the Winston-Salem community.  On Wednesday April 3rd from 6-8pm, RSA, OMA and CR will come together again to co-sponsor a Zumbathon to benefit The WFU Campus Kitchen. 

The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest is a Food Recycling program that uses cooked but never served food from the campus dining hall to make healthy and nutritious meals for the needy of our community.

Started in the fall of 2006, the Campus Kitchen prepares and delivers on average more than 10,000 meals per year. Volunteers from all different parts of campus and the Winston-Salem community devote their time to cooking and delivering food. But the Campus Kitchen is also more than just providing food for the needy – it is also about developing meaningful relationships over a shared meal. 

The Zumbathon will take place on Wednesday April 3rd from 6 – 8pm on the campus of Wake Forest University in Reynolds Gym 201.  Cost is $5 per person or $40 for a group of 10.  All proceeds will benefit Campus Kitchen!

Here is how you can help: 

  • Register as an INDIVIDUAL participant or register your GROUP of 10.  Groups/ teams can include co-workers, friends, organization members.  

Should you have specific questions regarding this event, please contact Cherise James or Celina Alexander.  

Don’t let the Deacon dance alone…Help us Shake Down Hunger!
Forsyth Medical Center 5K
On Saturday, April 27 Forsyth Medical Center will host our 2nd annual Fit Family 5k. The Fit Family 5k is for runners and walkers of all levels and ages. A one-mile fun run around Hanes Park beginning at 8 a.m. is a flat course ideal for children of all ages and abilities. At 8:30 a.m. the 5K course begins near the William G. White Family YMCA, climbs through the West Highlands into Buena Vista where it turns back at the halfway point for a downhill, fast finish at the YMCA.  We had about 400 participants for last year’s race and are expecting even more this year.

We are really excited about this year’s race and want to engage our community as we raise awareness about combatting childhood obesity and leading a healthy lifestyle. One way we’d like to do that is by having community members volunteer with hospital staff for the race. We are in need of volunteers that can help with a variety of tasks and will be grateful for any support that you can provide. Please review the attached information and let me know if your organization would be interested in volunteering.

 

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