Community Service

Our students are encouraged to offer volunteer service work to our community as a means of living their Christian vocation of charity.

While the WCU Service Learning Center provides many good opportunities for students to serve in the community each semester, our ministry strives to provide additional opportunities for students to practice the corporal works of mercy and fulfill Christ’s command to love our neighbor.

For the past several years our students have provided weekly service on Tuesday afternoons to The Community Table in downtown Sylva, NC, helping to serve hot, nutritious meals to those in need. Due to concerns over Covid-19, The Community Table is not accepting student volunteers at this time.

In the meantime, we seek other opportunities to serve our community and show love for our neighbors. As of summer of 2021, we have adopted the highway in front of our building, and will be scheduling regular highway pick-up days during both the fall and spring semesters, to help keep our campus community beautiful.

Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up Days – Fall 2021

  • Saturday, Sept 11 – 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, Nov 20 – 10:00 AM

MANNA FoodBank Express – Nov. 11

Catholic Charities is partnering with MANNA FoodBank to host a MANNA Express event at The Community Table on Thursday, Nov. 11. Volunteers are needed from 1:30-3:00 PM to help unload the food truck and set up. Volunteers are also needed from 3:00-5:00 PM to help with food distribution. Please contact us if you are able to help out, or just show up on the day at The Community Table in downtown Sylva. All volunteers will need to wear masks and observe social distancing.

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