The WVN is a student organization that is committed to cultivating a culture of service, promoting volunteerism, and raising social awareness both at the College of Wooster and in the greater Wooster community. Through extensive service opportunities and continual partnership with other service organizations, the WVN encourages members of the College community to incorporate service into their education and lifestyle, and to create a network of individuals throughout the Wooster community who are committed to volunteering. In doing this, we aim to reflect the graduate quality of exhibiting a commitment to community, civic engagement, and serving others.

What We Do

Service Saturdays – Once a month event where students travel to a local organization? and participate in a volunteer opportunity for a few hours. Some places we have gone include Habitat for Humanity, Frientique, local public schools, Nick Amster, and more.

Big Events – Two biggest events are Rake a Difference and the Agency Fair. Rake a Difference is a Fall event where students gather to help by traveling around the local community with a group and raking the yards of our neighbors. Our Agency Fair is an opportunity for local organizations to come onto campus and set up a table with information about their organization while students walk around, learn about the organizations, and sign-up to be contacted by the organizations they think they might want to connect with.

Service Trips – Fall break trip to El Salvador and Spring break trip to West Virginia.

Connect – Match student groups or individuals with local organizations that match their interests so they can volunteer with a group they are passionate about.

Follow us on Instagram at @wooster_volunteer_network

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