Nabors Service League

The Nabors Service League (NSL) is a student-run community service organization that strives to promote and encourage a spirit of service and to connect service with learning. By creating a volunteer profile, you can stay up to date on service opportunities within your interest areas. In addition to connecting W&L students with local agencies, the Nabors Service League hosts two community wide service days and a series of events to raise awareness of social justice issues.

Contact: Edward Stroud '17 and Kristin Sharman '17

Constitution

Updated May 7, 2015

History of Organization

The first Nabors Service Day occurred in spring of 1999 after Jonathan Nabors died in a car accident. His friends chose to honor his memory by giving back to the Rockbridge community. The service day evolved into a committee that continues to connect students to service opportunities throughout the year. Eddie and Doris Nabors, Jonathan's parents, remain actively involved in the Nabors Service League.

Mission Statement

The Nabors Service League (NSL) is a student-run community service organization that strives to promote and encourage a spirit of service and to connect service with learning. By creating a volunteer profile, you can stay up to date on service opportunities within your interest areas. In addition to connecting W&L students with local agencies, the Nabors Service League hosts two community wide service days and a series of events to raise awareness of social justice issues.

Requirements for Membership

All students are welcome to create a profile and engage in NSL's work, there is no fee associated with participation.

Benefit to Washington and Lee and the Surrounding Community

NSL provides students the opportunities to engage in the Rockbridge community, making agencies accessible. Community engagement does much to support academic learning.

For Rockbridge area non-profits and agencies NSL is a connection point to tap into the volunteer resources of W&L students. The NSL team does the advertising which reduces the burden for local agencies.

Organization of Leadership

  • Position Title: President- Oversee the entire committee, maintain contact with Eddie and Doris Nabors, motivate committee chairs to pursue new projects, and take an active role in multiple aspects of the NSL. 
  • Position Title: Impact Area leader (includes Community Development, Education and Youth Enrichment, Food and Shelter, Gender Issues, Health, Aging and Disability, and Strong Returns)- Connects W&L students with the community by seeking out and advertising student volunteer opportunities within a specific impact area. Encourage reflection and learning beyond the volunteer experience by facilitating at least one additional event each term.
  • Position Title: Alternative Breaks Chair- Advertise, recruit and select Alternative Break Participants, and work with advisor and alums to develop the service opportunities.
  • Position Title: Volunteer and Events Coordinator- Maintain accurate Volunteer Records for the NSL and streamline the volunteer recruitment process. Work with the President to plan and execute Fall and Spring Service Days.

The application process takes place in March. The outgoing president and advisor conduct interviews.