WCC Service-Learning Fair, Sept. 14, 2016

Combining Education and Volunteer Opportunities

Windward Community College
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Mktg & Public Rel Dir, Chancellor's Office
Sharon McQuoid, 236-9225
Service-Learning Coordinator, Student Support
Posted: Sep 6, 2016

Students can get practical experience and feel good about giving their time. How? Through Service-Learning. Join us at the Service-Learning Fair on Wednesday, September 14, from noon to 2:00 p.m. in Hale ‘Ākoakoa Atrium and Uala Leaf Cafe. Up to 45 non-profit organizations will be present to share information about volunteer opportunities and the wonderful services our community organizations provide. Students and the community are invited to this free event.

The primary purpose of the Service-Learning Fair is to help Windward CC students identify community groups with whom they can volunteer during the semester as part of their coursework. It provides students with experience applying their coursework to the real world, while contributing to their community in a positive way. Community members are also welcome to connect with community organizations on volunteer opportunities.

Service-Learning is the application and practice of academic learning in ways that benefit the community. It is more than volunteerism, as students gain experience in applying their coursework to the real world.

“Students feel very positive about the real-life experiences they have when involved in Service-Learning for their academic classes and often express their feelings that giving back feels really good.  Community organizations appreciate the energy, dedication and service that Windward Community College students provide to the clients served by these local organizations,” said Sharon MacQuoid, WCC Service-Learning Coordinator.

A sampling of community partners where Windward CC students have volunteered:

  • Affordable Housing and Homeless Alliance
  • Ahahui Malama I Ka Lokahi                                   
  • Ahuimanu Elementary School
  • Aikahi Elementary School
  • Aloha Nursing & Rehab Center
  • Animal Care Foundation
  • Blood Bank of Hawaii
  • Boys and Girls Club Hawaii
  • Bristol Hospice
  • Castle High School
  • Castle Medical Center
  • Democratic Party of Hawaii
  • Green House Sustainable Learning Center
  • Habilitat, Inc.
  • Hale Kealoha - Ai Pono
  • Hale Ku‘ike
  • Hale Ola Windward Abuse Shelter
  • Hau‘ula Elementary School
  • Hawaiian Humane Society
  • HCAP-Puohala Headstart
  • He‘eia Elementary School
  • He‘eia Fishpond
  • Hina Mauka Hiki Ni,o Program
  • Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Gardens
  • Hope Chapel Olomana
  • Kahuku Elementary – A+ Program
  • Kailua Elementary School
  • Kamehameha Schools
  • KEY Project
  • Ko‘olau Clubhouse
  • Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle
  • M huahua  Ai o Hoi
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Malama I N  Ahupua‘a
  • Mokapu Elementary School
  • New Hope Oahu Children's Ark Ministry
  • Paepae O He‘eia
  • Papahana Kuaola
  • Polynesian Voyaging Society
  • Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center
  • Red Eye Connections
  • Special Olympics Hawaii
  • W.I.N.G.S. Autism Learning Center
  • Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate School

Please contact Sharon MacQuoid, Windward CC Service-Learning Coordinator, for more information on Service-Learning at (808) 236-9225 or macquoid@hawaii.edu.