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The Center for Public Service and Scholarship

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The Center for Public Service and Scholarship is happy to connect you to service projects on and off campus this fall. Included in this email is just a sample of projects you can be involved in, as well as information on who to contact.
Chocolate Festival 
~ February 13th ~
 
Braddock Street United Methodist Church in Winchester is looking for volunteers to help with the 10th Annual Chocolate Festival. All proceeds will go towards a service mission trip to Sierra Leone for youth. 
Volunteer positions include manning ticket tables, set up and tear down, kitchen crew, silent auction assistance, packaging of bake goods, and more. Dates other than the 13th are available.

You can sign up on the 10th Annual Chocolate Festival webpage.
Boys and Girls Club 

The Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Shenandoah Valley is looking for committed volunteers to be mentors for elementary and middle school students after school. If you would like to learn more, you can go to http://www.bgcnsv.com/ 
or contact Bridgett Peterson at bpeterson@bgcnsv.org.
Why be a Mentor?
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Teddy Bear Clinic
Donations Needed

Students from the Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing’s pediatric course will host their annual Teddy Bear Clinic at the Community Wellness Festival on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Apple Blossom Mall. The festival is from 10 am to 6 pm.

Donated stuffed animals are provided, free of charge, to children participating in the event. The interaction provides not only the gift of an “adopted” toy, but also an opportunity for learning about health and wellness, and what to expect in a health care setting.

Please donate new and gently used stuffed animals of any size before noon on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Collection boxes are available in the nursing school’s front office on the main floor of the Health & Life Sciences Building.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Nursing Naomi Pitcock, D.N.P., at npitcock@su.edu.
Literacy Volunteers


Literacy Volunteers provides one-on-one and small group tutoring for adults in the following areas: Basic reading, writing, and math skills,
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), computer skills, personal finances, and citizenship.

Volunteer positions include tutors, assistant tutors, leading a class about powerpoint, distributing flyers, and event planning. You can visit the Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area website to learn more and fill out a volunteer application or contact Stormy Thrasher at 540-536-1648.
UVote

UVote is an on-campus organization dedicated to helping students register to vote and spreading the word about the importance of exercising your right. 

UVote is currently looking for volunteers to help with voter registration in the future. If you are interested in helping, contact Cody Wiley at cwiley11@su.edu.
Kitchen of Hope

Market Street United Methodist Church is looking for volunteers to serve and prepare meals for Kitchen of Hope, a program that provides free hot meals to the community on Thursday nights.
Volunteer commitment is from 4:15- 7:00 every Thursday. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Jean Stewart at judgehokie@aol.com or 540-533-7547.

If you are interested in volunteering for a one-evening commitment, stay tuned for more information. 

The Center for Public Service and Scholarship
Shenandoah University, Gregory Hall 120 
1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 665-4696
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