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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau   Schofield Hall 201  Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
fax: (715) 836-2900
Community Organizations Recruit
Volunteers at UW-Eau Claire Sept. 14
MAILED: Sept. 5, 2000

          EAU CLAIRE — Campus and community organizations and programs will offer service opportunities to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students, faculty, staff and the public during Community Action Day Thursday, Sept. 14.
          People who wish to offer their time and efforts to area service organizations on a voluntary basis will have a chance to explore such opportunities at the event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.
          A number of the represented agencies provide opportunities that enable students to receive university credit through several departments, including the UW-Eau Claire social work department, or to fulfill the university's service-learning requirement through the Community Action and Lifelong Learning Program and the Center for Service-Learning.
          "The emphasis of Community Action Day is on serving the greater Eau Claire community," said Paula Stuettgen, student development coordinator and coordinator of the CALL program. "This year, we are also using the day to form several teams to support United Way's Days of Caring event.
          "Through service, the volunteer learns more about the community and helps fill an identifiable need," Stuettgen said. "The university places an emphasis on service to one's community as a method of practicing the theories and methods learned in the classroom."
          CALL also publishes an annual directory and a bimonthly newsletter that list service opportunities and job descriptions to help put individuals and organizations in touch with community agencies in need of volunteers. Both also can be accessed by way of the Internet at http://dc01.uwec.edu/call/ (key words: volunteer opportunities).
          For copies of publications and more information about CALL and Community Action Day, contact the Activities and Programs office, 133 Davies Center, (715) 836-4803.
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Updated: Sept. 5, 2000