Wheelock World Service Week
April 8-17, 2017
"The one thing that makes life worth living is to serve a cause."
- Lucy Wheelock
The entire College community is gearing up for Wheelock World Service Week 2017 which aims to unite students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the College in service to their communities. By coming together to perform volunteer activities in different parts of the country and the world, Wheelock community members will make a powerful collective statement about the College’s commitment to service.
2017 will mark the seventh Wheelock World Service Week, and it is a particularly important year, because Wheelock’s new president, Dr. David J. Chard, would like to highlight some of the work we do at his inauguration on Friday, April 21. We invite you to start thinking about leading a service project in your area. Click the link to Propose a Project. If you'd rather join an existing group, you can view and sign-up for the current 2017 Projects. This page will be updated frequently as we add new activities.
We're asking participants to count the hours they served during WWSW so we can measure the overall impact of this important event. Fill out our Service Log Form and make sure your hours count! If you participated in one of the highlighted projects or one of your own, let us know. Every act of kindness counts. We would also love to hear how you are serving your community during other times of the year. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any news or photos.
Wheelock World Service Week 2016 was a big success! Close to 200 alumni, students, faculty, and staff participated, and we estimate that well over 600 hours were dedicated to service. Thanks to all those who showed their commitment to improving the lives of children and families by volunteering with the Wheelock community. If you were a team leader, or did service in your home community, please report back to us with details and photos. Here are some examples of the impact we made in 2016:
- 327 books were donated for the Reach out and Read Book Drive in New Albany, Ohio
- 35 people registered for the Be The Match - National Bone Marrow Donor Registry in Memory of Sophie Rossi at Wheelock College
- 4 volunteers served more than 125 meals at the Women's Lunch Place in Boston, MA
- 23 volunteers made classroom resource kits for BPS students working with City Year
- 122 volunteers worked with 89 preschoolers at libraries in Singapore
- 4 bins of food were collected for the Greater Boston Food Bank in Boston, MA
- 3 volunteers cleaned up the Curtis Hall Community Center in Jamaica Plain, MA
- 135 thank you notes were written for military personnel
- 4 volunteers tagged and sorted clothing at Boomerangs/AIDS Action Committee in West Roxbury, MA
- An alumna did a neighborhood cleanup in Lander, Wyoming
- Alumni did a neighborhood cleanup in Stoneham, MA
Visit the 2016 Project page for more detailed information on the former projects.