The SERVE Office connects Johnson State students with volunteer opportunities around Lamoille County — and beyond. Under SERVE Local (previously called SERVE Fri), students may volunteer for events and organizations throughout the academic year: for one day, one weekend or ongoing.
Students are invited to sign up and help out with the Johnson State-Sodexo free community meal, Johnson Food Shelf, Howard Center Curling Challenge, Relay for Life, Stowe Derby, blood drives, annual drop-and-swap, Mardi Gras in Burlington (which benefits HOPE Works programs to end sexual violence), and more.
SERVE Local is a great way to get involved, meet other students, and get to know the greater community.
Recent Service Activities
Lake Elmore Polar Splash: Students jumped in the lake on a cold February day and helped raise proceeds for the Morrisville Rotary Club and the Lamoille Community Food Share.
Babcock Nature Preserve: Students removed trash and helped clean the structures around the pond in the Babcock Nature Preserve in Eden, VT. They learned the importance of packing out one's own trash.
Vermont Foodbank: Students gleaned over 1,500 pounds of produce at Pete's Greens in Craftsbury for food shelves around Vermont.
Lamoille River Cleanup: Students cleaned the Lamoille River in Jeffersonville. Multiple bags of trash, metal and even a truck-bed liner were removed.
State Flood Pool Cleanup: Students helped clean and maintain two separate storm pools maintained by the State of Vermont. Students removed weeds and invasive species and picked up trash.
Firewood Project: Students stacked wood at The Firewood Project in Morrisville and at a community member's home. The community member appreciated JSC students' help so she could heat her home during the winter.
Learn more and get involved!
For more information about SERVE Fri, contact Tara Robinson, SERVE Graduate Assistant at 635-1471 or drop by the SERVE Office, Stearns 408.