Wake Forest Volunteer Service Corps honored
May 4, 2009
The Wake Forest University Volunteer Service Corps has received the College Student Volunteer of the Year award by The Children’s Home, Inc. The annual award recognizes exceptional service to The Children’s Home which provides treatment for the emotional and behavioral needs of children and their families as well as adoption and foster care services.
“We presented the award to the Volunteer Service Corps rather than an individual student this year because The Children’s Home was the recipient of such a large number and variety of volunteers from Wake Forest,” said Linda Coleman, Volunteer Coordinator for the Children’s Home. The Volunteer Service Corps helps connect Wake Forest students, faculty and staff with volunteer opportunities. In 2008, 159 Wake Forest students volunteered at the Children’s home, tutoring and mentoring children, organizing parties and delivering meals every week through the Campus Kitchen program.
“Wake Forest’s Volunteer Services and The Children’s Home have a long-standing relationship that is mutually beneficial to the students on both of our campuses,” said Brighid Jensen, assistant director of student development and volunteer services. “This award is a wonderful recognition of the many ways in which we continue to work together in the spirit of service.”