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Community Service

Community Service Form

Community service is an important component of the educational experience at BridgeValley. It is defined as “Action taken to meet the needs of others and to better the community as a whole” (Campus Compact, 1998). To qualify as a service, the student may not be paid or compensated in any way, nor may the student use any activity required within a course or program of study. The activity must be sponsored by the college, an agency, or an organization.

  • School Organized Opportunities (e.g. tutoring at the Student Success Center and participating in college-sponsored events such as Alternative Spring Break, American Red Cross blood drives, Family Fun Night, LEGOS Competition, MLK Jr. Day of Service, and Pumpkin Drop.
  • Non-School Organized Opportunities (e.g. volunteering at hospitals, animal shelters, libraries, or other educational or non-profit agencies)

Volunteer Opportunities - Big Brothers & Big Sisters of America

Volunteer Opportunities - Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam

Volunteer Opportunities - Heart & Hand South Charleston Food Pantry

Volunteer Opportunities - Manna Meal

Volunteer Opportunities - Morris Creek Watershed, Montgomery

Volunteer Opportunities - Union Mission Ministries

Volunteer Opportunities - WV Flood Relief (Long Term Recovery)


Students who complete 100 hours of community service are eligible for the Above & Beyond Award. The hours must meet the criteria listed above and are to be submitted to the Office of Student Life on the Above & Beyond Community Service Tracking Form. Those meeting the requirement will be recognized at the annual Awards Banquet held in April.

For questions regarding community service, please contact:

Brandi Lopez, Coordinator of Student Engagement
Building 2000, Room 021