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.
S.E.R.V.E. Connect- 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. Tracking 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.Spotlights 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 initiatives.
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 human differences.
5. Participants will reflect on the impact of engaging in service and service learning opportunities.