Local Community Engagement Programs

While a lot of life happens right here on campus, many students also venture beyond the bricks and into the Williamsburg community. Schools and food pantries, hospitals and soccer fields all become classrooms as William & Mary students expand their knowledge and broaden their horizons in Williamsburg. Each year, hundreds of students tutor in local elementary, middle and high schools. Hundreds more offer patient care and administrative help, prepare and serve meals, host bingo games with seniors and run soccer drills with children.

By being regularly involved in community engagement right here in Williamsburg, you  have the opportunity to get to know your community in substantive ways. You see where it struggles; you see where it shines. You help others to find the best in themselves, all the while learning more about the world and yourself. Williamsburg can be so much more than an address during your four years here—it can be your community. And if you decide to move on from Williamsburg after graduation, you will bring with you the skills it takes to get to know your new place—to see where it struggles and help it to shine.

Take a look at the infographic below to learn about the Williamsburg community's needs, then visit the links on the left side bar for more information on how to become involved. Don't forget to sign up for our volunteer listserv to get weekly updates on local opportunities, and attend our Volunteer Fair held each September to connect with local community engagement partners.  

 Community Snapshot Infographic

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