Upcoming Monthly Drives for 2012
VIP will resume volunteer projects in the Fall 2012 semester. Have a happy and safe summer break!
**To join the VIP please contact Hannah Thurman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (270) 684-9797.
**To donate items to VIP, please bring them to the WKU-Owensboro office located at 4821 New Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303 or call and we can stop by and pick them up.
About VIP Volunteerism In Progress
The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.VIP (Volunteerism In Progress) is a program which dedicates time to a different cause. This program connects students to community service and volunteer opportunities in the community as well as on the WKU-O campus. Alongside drives, VIP sponsors monthly volunteer days where students can participate in a day of "action" by giving back to the community. Along with gaining satisfaction and pride from helping others, students can also earn community service hours for putting in the time and effort in making their campus and community a better place.
Community service is important to students for numerous reasons! First and foremost,
it’s the ability for individuals to take pride in knowing they are helping to positively
affect someone’s life. Volunteering and helping is a crucial part of the college experience.
Giving and supporting others is important knowledge that CAN’T be learned from inside
- February - May
Relay for Life: Students and staff raised $2500 for Relay For Life.
- October - November
Canned Food Drive: Donated and Delivered 3526 food items and 75 shirts to the Boulware Center.
- January - February
Humane Society Drive: WKU-O and OCTC students raised 1530 items for Owensboro Humane Society
Habitat for Humanity Work Day: VIP students and staff helped organize a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.
- April - May
Relay for Life: Through multiple fundraisers, VIP raised $5,100 for the American Cancer Society.
Contact Information Hannah Thurman Office Associate WKU-Owensboro Phone: (270) 684-9797 Email: email@example.com