VOLUNTEERISM- Giving personal time and energy to address immediate community needs and priorities.

Wooster has a long tradition of volunteerism. Below are a few ways to get involved. For information on these and other volunteer initiatives, please contact Nate Addington, Director of Civic and Social Responsibility.

The Wooster Volunteer Network

The Wooster Volunteer Network (WVN) links Wooster students to volunteer organizations in the broader Wooster Community. Their mission is to help you help others.

WVN has partnered with Residence Life since the 1970’s to support select houses, suites, and apartment spaces committed to a shared community service program.

The Community Connections Program 

The Community Connections Program partners with APEX to combine academic study and community service in First Year Seminars. This service-learning connects theory with practice develops critical thinking skills so you can understand, appreciate, and objectively critique multiple perspectives. 

Wooster offers a variety of Alternative Scholastic Break (ASB) trips where you engage in service on a national and international level. Trips available during the 2017-2018 academic year include:

  • Detroit, Michigan (Fall Break)
  • Appalachia Service Project (Fall Break)
  • Tijuana, Mexico (Spring Break)
  • West Virginia (Spring Break)
  • Nashville, TN (Spring Break)
  • The Wooster Outreach Week (Summer)