The Service-Learning Leaders organize and lead a number of exciting service opportunities that occur on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Varied opportunities are available, so there is truly something for everyone! Pick your passion and become involved. You will make new friends, have fun, learn more about social issues and environments, and make a difference in the lives of others!
Below you can find a live calendar and descriptions of events that will be updated as event information becomes available.
To register for our service events, go to concordia.givepulse.com! All persons must register via GivePulse to participate.
Service Opportunities for Spring 2016
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Leader: Madilynn Russo
S.E.L.F. 30 "Self-30" stands for Skills for Enhancing Lifelong Fulfillment. The Self-30 program is made for disabled students 18+ which provides them the maximum amount of support needed for community integration to have a successful and fulfilling life in age-appropriate instructional environments. Students who are determined appropriate for this service must be able to adapt to varying environments as well as have post-secondary goals that focus on making a contribution in adult living, community integration, and employment.
Note: You must pass a background check by the Leander Independent School District in order to participate.
Giddings State School
Sundays (Next Service Events: TBD)
Leader: Chloe Villagomez
Spend time with the youth at the correctional facility in Giddings. We separate into groups of 4-5 and visit different dorms at the facility.
You must fill out the facility access agreement, read entire event packet, and agree to the rules and regulations of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and the Giddings State School. Contact Chloe for more information.
Hands on Housing
Once a month (Next Event: TBD)
If you like working with your hands, this is the event for you! Come help repair homes of senior citizens and disabled individuals who are living deep in poverty. The goal is to keep the homeowners safe and help them remain in the homes and neighborhoods they love.
Summit Assisted Living
Leader: Amber Bamsch
A chance to visit with the elderly at the assisted living home right off 620. It's a great way to relax and have fun as you play board games with them and listen to their stories.
Serving Dinner for Street Youth
Thursdays at 3:00pm
Leader: Ashley Myers
Come downtown to cook and serve dinner to the street youth in the Austin area. You'll have the opportunity to get to know them. This opportunity is directed by LINC Austin.
Texas Ramp Project
Once a Month (Next Event: TBD)
If you enjoy working with your hands and alongside other people, this project is for you! You will have the opportunity to go to the home of someone who currently does not have wheelchair access to their home and build a ramp. This is an incredible way to serve and make a huge difference in someone's life!
Once a Month on Sundays
Leader: Dr. Ann Schwartz
"Inside Books Project is an Austin-based community service volunteer organization that sends free books and educational materials to prisoners in Texas. Inside Books is the only books-to-prisoners program in Texas, where over 140,000 people are incarcerated. Inside Books Project works to promote reading, literacy, and education among incarcerated individuals and to educate the general public on issues of incarceration." (Taken from insidebooksproject.org)
If you are having trouble viewing all the information for the event on the calendar, click on the "Agenda" tab and find the event to view the information in more detail.