S.E.R.V.E. will provide students with dynamic opportunities for service and service
learning and will explore the root causes and contexts of social needs through connections
with the greater community.
S.E.R.V.E. is dedicated to helping make service and service learning opportunities
and experiences available for the Randolph-Macon community. Please contact Jayme
Watkins, for more information or further assistance.
Individual Meetings- Students are encouraged to come in and speak with our
staff if they are interested in getting more involved in volunteering. During these
meetings participants will work with the staff to find a volunteer opportunity that
is right for them. After looking at what the participant is looking for, suggestions
will be made about possible projects or agencies that match their wants and needs.
Student Organization Meetings - Student Organizations are also
encouraged to meet with the Student Life Staff and/or invite them to a meeting to
talk about S.E.R.V.E Opportunities. Jayme Watkins, Coordinator of Co-Curricular
Programs or another member of the Student Life staff will be happy to attend an
organization meeting or meet with officers to help identify S.E.R.V.E. Opportunities.
Service opportunities, charities, and agencies are uploaded to the S.E.R.V.E. Connect
database on an on-going basis. This database allows for students to find opportunities
available with-in the community, as well as contact information for these opportunities.
Projects and Hours - S.E.R.V.E. tracks and records the self-reported
projects and service hours reported by individuals and organizations at Randolph-Macon
College. Student are encouraged to report all their service hours and philanthropic
giving activiites which will also be included on their Co-Curricular Transcript.
and Awards - S.E.R.V.E. works with the Office of Marketing and
Communications to post
spotlights of students and organizations are doing great things on campus
and in the community. Also, beginning in the fall of 2012, S.E.R.V.E. will award
the Above and Beyond Award each month to a student organization that is excelling
at community service and/or philanthropic giving. S.E.R.V.E. will also monthly award
the Round of Applause Award to an individual student who stands out as a role model
in service and giving.
Reflection Activities- This is an important part of any service experience.
Thinking and talking about the experience, what they liked/what they didn’t, and
how the experience relates to their lives are ways for students to grow. S.E.R.V.E.
offers activities, resources, and information with reflection ideas. Staff members
are also available to meet and talk about the experience and facilitate reflection.
Project and Conference Funds- S.E.R.V.E. encourages and supports new service
ideas. Funds as well as collaborative support may be able to be provided for new
Macon a Difference Day (MADD)- Each spring, students participate in a National
Day of Service. MADD brings students, faculty, staff and community members together
to complete service projects.
Stop Hunger Now - During the fall students, faculty, and staff come
together to support Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency.
1. Participants will gain awareness of the context and root causes of social needs.
2. Participants will demonstrate consideration for the welfare of others.
3. Participants will understand the interconnectedness of society worldwide.
4. Participants will develop an understanding and appreciation for cultural and
5. Participants will reflect on the impact of engaging in service and service learning