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Wooster Volunteer Network (WVN)

Wooster Volunteer Network is an umbrella organization that links College of Wooster students to volunteer organizations in the Wooster, Ohio, national, and international communities. We organize volunteer opportunities on and away from the college campus, including the Nearly Naked Run, the West Virginia Breakaway trip, trips to local volunteering organization, and informational presentations about volunteering both nationally and internationally. We also meet with individual students and groups to connect them to local and regional volunteer agencies. 

Following a tradition which began in the 1970’s, The College of Wooster makes select houses, suites, and apartment spaces available to groups of students who commit to a shared community service program. This year, 11 groups of Wooster students are partnered with local agencies for ongoing community service and reflection. 2013-2014 WVN Houses include: 

  • 4 Paws for Ability (3 groups) – Kennedy Apartments 
  • ABLE/ESOL & Homework for Hoops – Troyer House 
  • COW for Kids – Stadium House
  • Local Roots – Grosjean House 
  • Meals Together – Hider Apartments
  • Poverty Outreach – Shearer House Remember 
  • My Name (Every Woman’s House) – Reed House 
  • Westview Manor, Inc. – Hider House

Contact Information  

Co-Chair: Gillian Spangler

Co-Chair: Hannah Olson

Treasurer: John Wu

Secretary: Maddie Happ

Housing Coordinator: Lauren Pugliese

Housing Coordinator: Naveeshini Chandran

Event Coordinator: Abigail Daniel

Event Coordinator: Jack Buchan

Event Coordinator: Marcus Carano

Service Trips Coordinator: MacKenzie Love

Service Trips Coordinator: Sarah Laper