All students are required to independently complete at least 50 hours of community service during the time enrolled in the Division of Occupational Therapy in order to be eligible for graduation. Beginning in 2017, students are required to document these hours on the WVU iServe portal: https://iserve.wvu.edu/.
The goal of this requirement is to foster civic responsibility, to enhance the hands-on learning experiences of the student, and to assist the student in identifying and meeting health and social needs of the community.
- The volunteer may not be paid or compensated in any way during the
- The service must be
supervised and provided in a safe environment that promotes learning for the
volunteer. Volunteers may not be directly supervised by family members.
- Activities must be completed through iServe with a non-profit, public, faith-based or governmental organization approved by the WVU Center for Service Learning. Students may complete service with an organization not listed in iServe, but should consult the iServe information page on the process.