Community Service is the engagement of students in activities that primarily focus on the services being provided, as well as the benefits the service activities have on the recipients. Our students are not paid, but receive benefits by learning more about how their service makes a difference in the lives of the service recipients and our community at large.
The Office of Student and Community Services, in keeping with the mission of Virginia Union University will provide opportunities for students to provide service to the Richmond Community by engaging them in helping to solve critical social issues through a variety of placements. These placements can start or reinforce participants’ service experiences and help to develop a lifelong ethic of service and civic engagement, thereby strengthening the service infrastructure in the United States of America.
Service agencies are selected annually to partner with the University in providing services to those in need and residing in the Richmond Community. Service partners are invited to the University annually to participate in Service Fairs where meaningful discussions and interviews are held regarding how the agencies can best utilize the students’ skills. Students are encouraged to select placements that are in line with their course of study or passion.
It is indeed our pleasure to have the opportunity to serve the residents of our beloved community. If you are a student interested in volunteer service or a non-profit agency interested in becoming a service partner, please contact us at:
Claudia E. Wall, M.Ed.
Community Relations / Student and Community Service Initiatives
Virginia Union University
2013-14 Orientation Sessions
Sept. 3, 2013 10am Wilder Library Lecture Hall
Sept. 5, 2013 4pm Wilder Library Lecture Hall
**All Scholarship Recipients Are Required To Attend One of The Above One Hour Sessions. Please arrive on time and plan to stay throughout the session. Important information will be shared.
2013-14 VUU Community Service Fair
Sept. 12th 9am-1pm Henderson Center 10-12
Stop by at your leisure for a minimum of 30 minutes to meet and talk with our partners and select your community service site. Five hours will be awarded for interviewing with 4 partners. Sign-in and Partner Signatures are required to receive Credit. Sign-in sheets and partner signatures forms must be turned in at the event!
2013 Special Olympics Walk-a-thon
Saturday, Sept. 21st, 9am-12:30; Henderson Center Patio.
Earn up to 7 volunteer hours!!