The Reflectives blog

What does 1700 hours of service look like?

December 18, 2015  Erica Wood finished her year of AmeriCorps service in early October. She served 1,700 hours over the past year in the VT Engage office as our College and University Liaison member. During her term, she coordinated National Days of Service projects, professional development meetings for members of our AmeriCorps Network, and served on…

Service with Altitude: Service-Learning in Peru

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Gary Kirk, VT Engage’s director. In June, I had the good fortune to travel to Peru with VT Engage’s new Associate Director of Global Engagement, Eliza Wethey. Our goal was to lay the groundwork for a new VT Engage service-learning program. What follows are excerpts from my travel journal. I hope…

Meet VT Engage: Zoe Belyavsky, NRV HOME Consortium VISTA

  October 28, 2015– Welcome to the third installment of our blog series where we introduce you to members of our team! Check out who we are at VT Engage, what we do, and why we serve. Today, meet Zoe Belyavsky, one of our AmeriCorps VISTA members serving with the NRV HOME Consortium. The HOME Consortium…

When describing service, our language matters

Posted on September 15, 2015 by Lucy Adams, Engagement Program Associate and Lindsey Gleason, Communication and Administrative Coordinator. The needy. The poor. The hungry. The less fortunate. These are words often heard to describe groups of people in our society when we are discussing community service. We hear it all the time on campus promoting university service projects….