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Student Service Spotlight: Service from a Distance

As West Virginia University’s Center for Service and Learning, our mission is to commit to building a campus and community that encourages social action connected to academic success, integrity and growth in civic responsibility. We believe in elevating the value of social action and creating a sense of community that focuses on the health and well-being of us all, together!
We are purposeful in our work so that we can partner with our communities – both near and far – to bring needed and valued solutions to real-life problems within the pillars of education, healthcare and prosperity of inclusivity, generosity and community. Understanding that our fates are intertwined is critical. Every West Virginia University student faces unprecedented change posed by COVID-19. We feel concern for our families, our neighbors, our larger West Virginia community and our public and personal health and we are here to support the WVU family.
But even in these difficult times, we are embracing the effort to “flatten the curve” and stepping up to look out for each other, especially the most vulnerable. We are washing our hands more, cleaning and sanitizing and staying at home when possible. Many of us are also looking for new ways to support our communities, showing the resolve and strength of our larger community in the process.
So, while we follow the necessary social distancing protocols in place, there are ways we can continue to safely help our communities during these trying times. We encourage you to check out the Virtual Opportunities link on iServe and stay connected to your local media to learn about the needs in your community. The Center for Service and Learning will be showcasing student volunteers as the share how they are serving their local communities in an effort to provide ideas on how each of us can continue to make a difference – all while staying home, healthy and helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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