Service Plunge

A community service retreat scheduled for Sept. 2-6, Service Plunge 2015 will provide students with a challenging and fun opportunity to lead and learn through active experiences. Through direct and indirect service, “plungees” will learn the importance of service, social justice and civic engagement. They will also meet community needs, identify and build upon community assets, and share their experiences with the campus community.

Service Plunge Facilitators

The Office of Community Service is seeking facilitators to plan and implement Service Plunge 2015. Facilitators will be expected to take charge of service events, lead by example, and act as role models to the group. They will be expected to attend all meetings, respond promptly to emails and serve as advocates for the Office of Community Service.

Service Plunge facilitator application (apply by March 20)

Students who have a passion for community service, leadership and impacting others are encouraged to apply. Being a facilitator is a big responsibility with an even bigger reward.

Facilitators will be required to attend the facilitator training retreat scheduled for May 11-14.

Qualifications

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work well with others
  • Commitment and passion for community service
  • Represent the Office of Community Service well at all times
  • Remain in good academic standing
  • Have a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Be respectful, inclusive and open to new experiences
  • Great communicator, timely response to emails and phone calls
  • Must attend and engage in all meetings

Timeline

  • April: One meeting TBD
  • April-May: Independent planning (two meetings TBD)
  • May 11-14: Facilitator training retreat. Community partner site visits, facilitator bonding, leadership activities, promotional planning for Service Plunge and service activities on campus.
  • June: Promote Service Plunge during freshmen orientations (anyone who can attend)
  • July 6: Participant applications due
  • July 10: Service Plunge participant decisions made (acceptance letters emailed or mailed out to students)
  • Aug. 31 to Sept. 1: Facilitators return to campus to prepare for Service Plunge