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A Pirate’s Guide to Service A publication of the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center Fall Break T.R.I.P.S 2010 Turning Responsibility Into Powerful Service (T.R.I.P.S.) is a student-led program that encourages ECU students to engage in service while on fall or spring break. During fall break, the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center hosted multiple local service projects in which ten East Carolina University students participated. On Sunday, students assisted the ViQuest Center with their 10 year anniversary event. Students assisted with children’s activities, inflatables, and miscellaneous needs associated with the event. On Monday, a small group of students volunteered with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. They unloaded delivery trucks, assisted customers, cleaned, and moved donations. On the final day, a large group of students volunteered at the American Cancer Society McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge. Students assisted with grounds maintenance and cleaning. Overall, the group of students contributed to over 60 hours to service to the three organizations. If you are interested in participating in T.R.I.P.S. this spring, contact the VSLC for more information. Holiday Service The countdown has begun! After the craziness of exams and the end of the semester, the holidays can sometimes induce a lull in students. However, the holidays are a great time to volunteer! You have the opportunity to work in your communities without the added stress of schoolwork. No matter where you go, volunteers are always needed! The holidays can be an incredibly hard time of year for the less fortunate. You can add cheer to the season! Some ideas include volunteering at your local assisted living facility, nursing home, food bank, community shelter, or other organization. Many organizations experience their greatest need during the holidays! For more ideas on how to get involved, visit or These websites are great resources to help you find service opportunities wherever you are. Remember, there is need no matter what time of year it is. So this holiday season, spend your break doing something good for others. Page Two Page Three Page Four Volunteer Spotlight: Adam Denney and Michael Kratzer The Little Willie Center The Fairytale Boutique Calendar of VSLC Upcoming Events

A Pirate's Guide To Service Winter 2010

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