Students volunteer for Penn State Berks Day of Service

Penn State Berks students are starting the academic year by getting involved in the local community through the Penn State Berks Day of Service on Sunday, August 30, 2015.

Students will volunteer at the Animal Rescue League, where they will spend time with the animals and help them to socialize in an effort to make them more adoptable and will help to clean the facility; Country Meadows, where they will wash residents? cars and wheelchairs; and Gring's Mill for a park cleanup.

In addition, they will prepare meals on campus for the next day?s lunch at Opportunity House, and in partnership with Veterans Affairs, they will create care packages for our soldiers overseas, using items donated by our campus community.

The Day of Service will begin at 9 a.m. with a breakfast and a brief discussion of what the day means for the community, as well as why the students volunteered. At 10:30 a.m., students will break into groups based on which project they chose to volunteer for that day. They will return to campus around 1 p.m. for a light lunch and a debriefing session. They will also be asked to write reflection letters of their day, which will be sent to the organizations where they volunteered.

The Penn State Berks Day of Service is coordinated by the Office of Campus Life. For more information, contact Brittney Schlechter, Student Activities Coordinator, at 610-396-6068 or via e-mail at [email protected].