For the first time ever, Waynesburg University will partake in National Volunteer Week from Sunday, April 15, to Saturday, April 24. The week was developed by the nonprofit organization, Points of Light, to recognize and show appreciation for volunteerism. During National Volunteer Week, organizations celebrate the impact of service and the power of volunteers to bring change to community and social problems.
“The intention of this week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers that lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community,” said Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of students and director of the Center for Service Leadership.
The week is especially significant to Waynesburg’s mission of faith, learning and service, she said, where volunteerism is integrated into the very fabric of the University.
“Our students, faculty and staff spend [more than] 50,000 hours each year, working to improve the lives of others,” said Hardie. “This week is an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to our community body for their gracious and continuous giving.”
Each day of the week will include a different service-related event or activity, including Waynesburg University’s mini Relay for Life, a service trip fair, volunteer appreciation day and others.
For more information about National Volunteer Week or Waynesburg’s involvement, contact Hardie at 724-852-3461.
Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.
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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations
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