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Richmond, VA: Poverty and Health Care

Volunteer Venture: Richmond will focus on issues of youth and healthcare in relation to poverty. Service will be focused at a combination of medical and child care centers that range from the Fan Free Clinic to the International Children's hospital, where participants will get to help children recovering from surgery they would not have had access to in their home countries. Discussion during the week will include topics such as the nature of poverty, factors that influence health and the effects of poverty on children.

Participants will also get to experience the rich of history of Richmond, the capitol of Virginia, from the historic Fan District to enjoying an afternoon relaxing on the James River.  

To see more about what you'll be experiencing in Richmond, feel free to visit these links:

Questions or comments? Please contact Jenny Davidson, Coordinator of Student Service Learning, at or 540-458-4669.

Maximum number of participants: 15