The Million Hour Match is a collaborative initiative between West Virginia University, Volunteer WV, and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). WVU students invite West Virginia residents to match them in completing one million hours of community service by 2018, for a total of two million hours to inspire learning and promote civic engagement. This initiative strengthens WVU’s commitment to connect available resources to citizens and communities throughout the state. In doing so, students have the opportunity to better realize the importance of civic engagement, as well as make a significant impact in creating a more sustainable economic and cultured environment for all of West Virginia. (Goal 5 of the 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future)
Charge: The Million Hour Match will provide WVU the opportunity to extend the talent and knowledge resources of our institution to the process of community problem solving, moving us toward deeper, transformational learning inherent in campus-community partnerships. This initiative will also strengthen the relationship between WVU and other key players in the state to create a sustainable model for volunteering and service-learning that will leverage the University’s expertise to become a nationally sought-after resource.
WV Residents – volunteerwv.org
WVU Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff are encouraged to report their hours using iServe, WVU’s online volunteer management system. After creating an account, you can easily search and sign up for service opportunities! Make sure to log back on after completing your service to report your hours!
For more information: please contact Leah Cunningham at Leah.Cunningham@mail.wvu.edu or at 304-293-8348