The Appalachian Center for Community Service can direct you to a wide variety of resources to help you get involved in active service to the community. The opportunities include campus outreach programs for students, classroom assistance for professors and programs for sustainability in communities.
Why get involved in community service? Because it broadens your perspective, allows you to connect with people and places outside of Emory & Henry, and because when you volunteer, you make a difference in other peoples' lives. It can also help you find a career path, and gives you the opportunity to practice the theories you learn in class.
The Appalachian Center for Community Service is eager to assist faculty who would like to incorporate a service-learning component in their classrooms. ACCS staff members are available to consult with faculty members about possibilities for service learning -- we will share syllabi, discuss community needs and possible service placements, and answer questions about structuring the class.
The Appalachian Center for Community Service is committed to long-term, sustainable initiatives for rural community development that seek social justice and work for enduring social change. In support of this mission, we have formed partnerships with members of the local community.