Special Service Requests: We often receive requests from the community asking for help with special projects. If these requests count for requirement hours for students enrolled in CMSV 100 during the time of the project, then it will be stated within the description. If you or your group or organization is interested in any of the special service requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 327-7523.
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Varialbe times: May 2 - May from 7:00am to 10:00am
Students needed to help administer the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in local high schools in Clark County.
Site Contact: Becky Bonerigo
If you are interested in helping, please contact Ann Simonson at email@example.com.
Clark Memorial Home
Any Saturday afternoon
Looking for students interested in visiting with the elderly women at the facility, doing activities like playing Bingo.
Site Contact: Donna McAdams
If you are interested in helping, please contact Emily Bast at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May be used for hours for students currently enrolled in CMSV 100. You will need to submit a self-design proposal before using this as your service site (due Friday, February 8th).
Service Immersion Trips
The Community Service program provides students with opportunities to serve, to connect with the greater Springfield community, and to reflect on the service experience to better understand themselves, community needs, and their responsibility in advancing the common good. We are intentional about preparing students for their service experiences, providing quality service placements, and having students reflect on what they are learning from their engagement in community service. Service immersion trips that want to be considered as a Community Service 100 service opportunity take on the special responsibility of offering an experience that supports the mission of Community Service.
Participation in a service immersion experience offered during break times must be sponsored by a Wittenberg organization/department. A student must be registered for CMSV 100 during the semester that the trip is offered and meet all the requirements of the course. For a service immersion experience to count for CMSV 100, it must also offer participants who want to use this experience to complete their community service requirement an engagement experience in the local community (minimum of 3 hours and in most cases, this local engagement experience should be completed prior to the trip).
The deadline for the trip coordinators from a Wittenberg organization or department to submit a Service Immersion Trip Proposal for spring break is in mid-October and in mid-January for summer. Contact the Director of Community Service to request a copy of the proposal.
A total of 5 trips are being offered (4 with Habitat for Humanity and 1 with Dr. Waggoner from the Communication Department). If you are planning on applying for a trip and desire to use it for Community Service 100, please register for CMSV 100 during the Spring 2013 semester. Students who use this experience for CMSV 100 will also do a a local engagement experience (a minimum of 3 hours and planned by the Community Service staff) during the spring semester. Participants have already been selected for the 2013 spring break service Immersion trips.