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Service Learning

Blugold Beginnings provides a variety of different opportunities to complete Service Learning hours throughout the year.  All mentoring positions provide the opportunity to receive Service Learning and there are several other options as well!  Additional opportunities are listed below.

Elementary Volunteer Mentor:
Volunteers are needed to serve as College Mentors for 5th grade students at local elementary schools.  30 hours of Service Learning is available!  Benefits of volunteering include:

-Gain resume-worthy skills
-Get to know the local community
-Meet new people
-Earn Service Learning hours

Training is required and provided for all volunteers.

Mentors are needed in area elementary schools during and afterschool. Visit our Elementary School page for schedule details. If interested in this volunteer opportunity please fill out the Mentor Application and return completed forms to Centennial, Office 1106 or fax to 715-836-5225.

5th Grade Campus Tour Day Mentor:

15 hours of Service Learning can be earned by participating with 5th Grade Campus Tour Days.  To earn those hours, you must complete the following:

  • Training (1 hour)
  • Both Tour Days, April 28th and 29th, 2016 (10.5 hours)
  • Helping with Tour Day projects before or after Tour Days (3.5 hours)
  • A two page reflection paper

 

Service Learning Extra Hours Opportunities for Tour Day: 

 Contact Blugold Beginnings Intern Natalie Weyandt at bbfifthgradetourday@uwec.edu for additional opportunities to earn service learning hours to reach the full 15 hours of service volunteering for Blugold Beginnings 5th Grade Campus Tour Day.

Saturday, April 16, Report to Centennial Hall 1106, 10:00-4:00pm, may end early
Divide t-shirts by school
Stuff mentor/ kids bags
Stuff name tags
Put name tags in bags
Label bags with numbers
Make Blugold Beginnings signs

Sunday, April 17, Report to Centennial Hall 1106, 12:00-6:00pm, may end early
Divide t-shirts by school and classroom
Stuff mentor/ kids bags
Stuff name tags
Put name tags in bags by group number
Label bags with numbers
Make Blugold Beginnings signs

Monday-Wednesday, April 18-22, 8:00am-3:00pm
Deliver T-shirts to all schools

Wednesday, April 27, 5:00-8:00pm
Set up Zorn Arena
Grade assessments and input into computer

Thursday, April 28, 8:00-9:00am
Zorn Arena morning set up

Thursday, April 28, 3:15-7:15pm
Zorn Arena set up for next day
Re-stuff mentor supply bags

Friday, April 29, 8:00-9:00am
Zorn Arena morning set up

Friday, April 29, 2:30-6:00pm
Zorn Arena clean up

Additional Tour Day Service Learning projects
Grade assessments and input into computer (pre/post survey, mentor &community volunteers)
Inventory