A Pathway to Service...August 29, 2016
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A Note from the Director

Action expresses priorities. -- Mahatma Gandhi

Welcome back to campus!

It is the first day of classes and as usual the Lehigh family has already been hard at work in the South Bethlehem community. Our Volunteer Experience preLUsion students arrived early onto campus and served with our South Side partners, America Reads/Counts tutors are being hired and quickly placed to work with our community schools, and our SERVE program is up and running looking for site leaders. 


Take a second to read our newsletter and learn about what else is happening on campus. Make sure to stop by and visit us at the Club Expo today in the UC Front Lawn. 

As you settle back into campus life, make sure to take some time and get involved with the CSO. 

In Service,

Join the CSO Family!  

Are you passionate about community service? Do you love interacting with kids? Then the CSO is the place for YOU!

Become a tutor with the CSO's America Reads/America Counts Tutoring Program.  Join us as we work with South Bethlehem's Broughal, Donegan, and Fountain Hill students--grades K-8--within schools and at after school Homework Club locations. Find the tutor application here! Email questions to GA Janysa at

Join the CSO Family by becoming a
Student Coordinator! Coordinators design and lead various community service programs that engage students and community partners throughout the academic year! Learn more on our website or contact Kate Colyer with questions.

We're also hiring
Van Drivers to help us transport tutors to schools that are not within walking distance to campus.  If you have a valid drivers license and qualify for work study, this is a great opportunity to help us make our tutoring program possible!  Contact Kate Colyer for an application!
The SERVE Program is looking for fabulous Site Leaders to lead a team of 10 students in meaningful service in communities across the country during winter & spring break!  

Site Leaders host pre-trip meetings that educate their team on the community issue to be addressed during their trip, engage their team in group bonding and service projects in the Lehigh Valley before their trip, and continue connections with their group after the trip through service reunions and other fun activities! 

 Email for more information!
Application Opens September 5

Great South Side Sale  

We had another successful Move Out Collection Drive and Great South Side Sale! 

As you may remember, at the end of the academic year in May, we collected unwanted items from residence halls and off campus housing. All items were sorted, priced, and sold at the Great South Side Sale in June with proceeds benefiting children's programming in South Bethlehem. 

Fun facts from this year:

- Three 24-foot and one 16-foot trucks were loaded with discarded items. 

- Average cost of items for the Sale: 50 cents

- Number of people in line to enter Sale at 10 am: 1,400

- Money raised: $19,851.18

Volunteer Opportunities from the CSO 

View all of our upcoming events on the CSO Calendar!
Victory House 
Sept. 13, 5-7PM
We will be preparing a dinner with residents at a local shelter from 5-7PM.
Sign up
Feel Good Friday
Sept. 16, 3-5PM
End your week with 2 hours of meaningful service from 3-5PM.
Sign up
Blood Drive
Sept. 20, 10AM-6PM
Sign up to donate blood at the first drive of the semester in Lamberton Hall!
Sign up

Volunteer Opportunities from our Community Partners

Broughal Middle School Donation Request
Broughal Middle School is collecting school supplies donations for the kids!  Click the button below to see what items they need. Please drop off items in the CSO, UC B001!
School Supply Donation List
Light the Night Walk
The Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and their funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Coming together for a common goal, friends, families and co-workers form fundraising walk teams. Culminating in inspirational and memorable evening walks every fall, participants in communities across North America join together carrying illuminated lanterns to take steps to end cancer. 

For more information about volunteering or any questions, please feel free to contact Helen DeHaven 
Sign up for a Light the Night Walk near you!
Greater Bethlehem Soccer League - Volunteers Needed!
The Greater Bethlehem Soccer League is a non profit recreational league with over 600 players that runs from September through November on the Lehigh University campus. Contact Donna Bassett if you can volunteer!
Volunteer Shifts for Greater Bethlehem Soccer League
Runners World Festival
Runners World Festival is looking for volunteers for their event this coming October. Volunteers are needed to assist with the expo, start/finish line, course route, water stations, cheer zones, and recycling efforts. A variety of positions and times are available.
Register to Volunteer
Rodale Institute's Annual Apple Festival
The Rodale Institute's Annual Apple Festival looking for volunteers to help out with various activities throughout the day.  The event will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 10am-4pm. All volunteers will be receiving a free t-shirt and a free food and beverage voucher to be used for lunch.
Contact Ali Lynn to Volunteer
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