The Other Wes Moore is a "call to action." The University of Louisville, with the support of the author Wes Moore and Louisville community members and organizations, is answering that call!
"One-Time" Service Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity RSO Interest Meeting
Mar. 5 (5:30 PM, Ekstrom 104)
Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that works to bring affordable, quality housing to all people. UofL students have formed a Habitat for Humanity RSO on campus, and invite you to a 30 min. meeting to learn how to join this group. They plan to do a build on the second Sat. of each month in the 2012-13 school year, as well as work to fundraise, educate, and advocate for the local Habitat. They also hope to plan an alternative spring or winter break trip, and an international trip during the summer of 2013. If you aren’t interested in construction but still want to get involved, there are plenty of other areas to work in! If you are unable to attend the meeting or would like more info, contact Casey Malloy.
Mar. 14 & Mar. 21 (7:40—8:40 PM)
The Junior Achievement program needs 4 people to volunteer in an outreach program in JCPS high schools. They will work with students at the Academy @ Shawnee, which is a UofL Signature Partnership School! Volunteers will talk to students about issues in the real world by participating in the program “Real Jobs Real World”. Training is provided before meeting with the students. Contact Dr. Henry Cunningham at 852-6026 if you are interested!
The Street Academy
Saturday, March 24th from 1 - 4PM
The Street Academy provides academic enrichment, behavioral modification, and cultural development for African American boys in grades 4 through 6, and they are in need of volunteers! Volunteers will assist with activities and/or tutoring at Portland Elementary School (3410 Northwestern Parkway, Louisville, 40212). There is parking inside the school parking lot or on the street, and you can enter through the front doors. If you're interested in volunteering, contact Kevin Garner at 502-292-7972 (cell) or 502-485-8313 (work).
SOUL (Student Outreach Uniting Louisville)
Saturday, March 31st from 10 AM - 3 PM
SOUL is a campus service initiative aimed at connecting UofL students with one day service projects in the community. The next SOUL event will be at the Louisville Nature Center on March 31st from10 AM—3 PM. Come help the Louisville Nature Center prepare their gardens and clean up from winter! Dress for a mess and chilly spring weather. You can sign up for 1 shift, or if you want to work both shifts, just be sure to bring your own lunch. Transportation is NOT provided. If you’re interested, fill out the registration form. For more info on getting involved with SOUL events and details on upcoming SOUL dates, check out the Engage.Lead.Serve website.
Ongoing Service Opportunities
GO College Louisville
Interested in helping high school students prepare for and succeed in college? Then get involved with GO College Louisville! Site-based college coaches at The Academy @ Shawnee and Moore Traditional School are looking for UofL students available to serve one to two hours a week as mentors and tutors for students who need additional support. Contact Dr. Henry Cunningham for more info.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
The Latin American and Latino Studies Program at UofL is facilitating a campus recruitment campaign to find students willing to serve as Big Brothers or Sisters, mentors, or volunteers for special Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana projects and events. Contact Dr. for more info, or vist the LALS website and click on the BBBSKY page.
*Start something BIG today! Register for a volunteer orientation session and learn how an investment of just a few hours a couple times a month can make an impact on a child’s life and your own. Orientations last 60-90 minutes, and are hosted at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Main Office (1519 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40218). Contact Lisa Geurts to reserve a seat at 502.587.0494.
Saturday, March 3rd at 10 AM
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