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.
Service Opportunities – Fall 2022
- Saturday, Sept 10: Adopt-a-Highway Roadside Cleanup
- 10:00 AM at CCM
- Friday, Sept 16: Project Fire Wood Splitting
- Gather at 4:30 PM at CCM to carpool to the Mineral Springs Wood Lot. We will work to split wood to deliver to Jackson County families in need for winter fuel from 5-8 PM. We will end the evening with a bonfire and s’mores, weather permitting.
- Saturday, Oct. 1: Haywood County Walk for Life
- Gather at 10:30 AM at CCM to carpool to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church for the Walk for Life from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. This event will include various speakers and a walk to the Haywood County Courthouse to demonstrate our support for the dignity of all human life.
- Sunday, Nov 6: Adopt-a-Highway Roadside Cleanup
- 10:00 AM at CCM