Melissa Derby '14
Volunteer Venture is a one week service-learning pre-orientation program for incoming students. The program introduces students to the contributing factors of poverty in cities surrounding W&L: Roanoke, VA; Lexington, VA; Washington, DC; Greensboro, NC; Charleston, WV; and Richmond, VA. Each area provides students with a different understanding of community and service needs, emphasizing the impact of mountain culture, civil rights, housing, and urban infrastructure on citizen well-being. Perhaps most importantly, students will become a part of these communities for a week, living, learning and working with the individuals they serve.
Volunteer Venture 2013 begins Sunday, August 25,2013, and concludes Friday, August 30, 2013. Participants will move into their residence halls on Sunday, August 25, 2013, and will go through formal check-in with the rest of the class on Saturday, August 31, 2013. Registration for the Volunteer Venture Leading Edge trips will open June 4th at 11 AM in Generals' HQ and run through June 12th at 4 PM. Please put these dates on your calendar and register early as the trips fill quickly.
Consistent with the Washington and Lee mission to cultivate a readiness to sacrifice on behalf of others, Volunteer Venture aims to:
We look forward to your participation in this venture. We hope to make your introduction to Washington and Lee a memorable and meaningful experience. Questions or comments, please contact Jenny Davidson, Coordinator of Student Service Learning, email@example.com or 540-458-4669 or Student Coordinator Melissa Derby at firstname.lastname@example.org.