Office of Student & Community Services
"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others"
Virginia Union University named four years in a row to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll”
At VUU, we are not just counting hours, but making hours count!
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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