Williamsburg Engagement (WE) connects W&M students with local nonprofit agencies in weekly community engagement projects. WE groups work with a nonprofit for a semester, focusing on a specific social issue, reflecting on the issue and their experience, and growing together as active citizens. WE facilitates partnerships for strong direct service, creating more sustainable relationships between the college and our community partners. Each WE group is lead by the Fellow for Local Engagement and includes a small team of volunteers.
"I learned a lot about food deserts in Williamsburg and programs that exist to help alleviate them. I also learned that there are ways to stay actively engaged in community way beyond college, and met some of the greatest people ever!" - WE participant
Fall 2018 Sites
Grove Bread Day Wednesdays from 9-11 am
Volunteer at Grove Christian Outreach Center’s weekly bread day program. Addressing food insecurity in a local food desert, volunteers will be helping with set up and serving clients.
Child Development Playgroups Mondays 2:30-4:30 pm
Volunteer with Child Development Resources. Volunteers will serve as playroom buddies, supporting kids with developmental delays or who are experiencing extreme poverty.
Previous WE sites include:
- Head Start Classroom Assistance
- Grove Christian Outreach Center Bread Day
- Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center Lesson Support
- Habitat ReStore Saturday Team
- Williamsburg Landing Senior Support
- Child Development Resources Playgroup Assistance