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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 Brewer Hall, Office 50 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 24th and 25th, 2014 (10.5 hours)
  • Helping with Tour Day projects before or after Tour Days (3.5 hours)
  • A two page reflection paper

Before the event, the Center for Service Learning requires students to complete an online application to identify their project.  On the Center for Service Learning website, scroll down and select the Start a Project icon. Next, complete the Student Agreement Form. The project start date is March 24th, 2014 and the project end date is May 5th, 2014.  A total of 15 hours can be earned. Lissa Martinez Greer, Blugold Beginnings Program Director, serves as the project supervisor, community partner, and faculty/academic staff mentor. This is a volunteer project for a non-profit organization. To receive credit you must submit a two-page reflection paper to Lissa Martinez Greer by May 31st, 2014.

Service Learning Extra Hours Opportunities for TourDay 2014:

Contact Blugold Beginnings Intern, Chelsea Gilbert to sign up to earn service learning hours to reach the full 15 hours of service volunteering for Blugold Beginnings 5th Grade Campus Tour Day. (Contact BB Intern Chelsea Gilbert:

Friday, April11, Report to Centennial Hall 1106, 2:00-6:00pm, 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 13, Report to Centennial Hall 1106, 2:00-6:00pm, may end early
Divide t-shirts by school andclassroom
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 14-16, 8:00am-3:00pm (email to sign up)
Deliver T-shirts to all schools

Wednesday, April23, 5:00-8:00pm
Set up Zorn Arena
Grade assessments and input intocomputer

Thursday, April24, 8:00-9:00am
Zorn Arena morning set up

Thursday, April24, 3:15-7:15pm
Zorn Arena set up for next day
Re-stuff mentor supply bags

Friday, April 25,8:00-9:00am
Zorn Arena morning set up

Friday, April 25,2:30-6:00pm
Zorn Arena clean up

Additional TourDay Service Learning project
Create a Tour Day video (assigned parts of the day)
Grade assessments and input into computer (pre/post visits, mentor & community volunteers)
T-shirt, name tag etc.

Mentor Registration will open online in March 2014.  See our Tour Day page for more information!

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