By being regularly involved in community engagement right here in Williamsburg, you have the opportunity to be part of a broader 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 be part of the process of community-driven change in Williamsburg, you can:
- Rally a group of friends or your student organizaiton to take on project during one of our four annual service days
- Commit yourself to weekly service through Williamsburg Engagement which leads trips to Habitat ReStore, Williamsburg Landing, Dream Catchers, Head Start, and Blayton Building
- Address the hunger and nutrition needs of our community through Campus Kitchen and advocacy efforts
- Educate yourself on important social and community issues through our discussion series and dinner dialogues
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 partners.
Take a look at the infographic below to learn about the Williamsburg community's needs. View a PDF version of the infographic.