Community Service Project

Each year, in the tradition of Community Service, members of the incoming class participate in a Community Service Project.  Each first-year student is assigned to work on a local service project, for two hours, on Saturday morning, August 29th from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..  We look forward to you giving two hours of your time to the community that will be your home for the next four years.  Please download the appropriate liability form (17 and underwill require parent signature/18 and above student signature is required).

Please fax completed forms to the Dean of Students Office at 330-263-2094 or mail to:

The Dean of Students Office
The College of Wooster
1101 N. Bever Street
Wooster OH 44691

You may also scan and email these to orientation@wooster.edu 

If you have any questions you may call 330-263-2631

Volunteer opportunities have been arranged for those students requiring accommodations.  Work gloves and bottled water will be provided to those students and First Responders will be available Please bring sturdy, enclosed shoes, sun screen and insect repellent.

As part of our commitment to service to the greater Wooster community, we will be participating in the United Way’s annual “Stuff the Truck” campaign. We ask, that as you are shopping for school supplies, to consider participating by picking up additional supplies for a donation to this program that serves the children of Wayne and Holmes Counties. Here is a list of items (.pdf) that the United Way is looking for this year. 

Community service projects vary from year to year.  Examples of this year's volunteer sites include:

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center

Students will be working at the OARDC (Ohio Agriculture Research and Design Center), a facility located in Wooster and operated by The Ohio State University. The mission of the OARDC is to enhance the well-being of the people in Ohio, the nation and world through research on foods, agriculture, family and the environment. The OARDC is a premier institution sought by: (1) Ohioans as the primary source of unbiased reserach on food, agriculture, family and the environment and (2) Domestic and international students and scholars for advanced education in food, agricultural, family and environmental research.

The Village Network

Students will be working at the Village Network - Boys' Village Campus. The mission of the Village Network is to promote responsible living and positive change in troubled children through partnerships with families and communities. Since 1946, the Village Network has specialized in the treatment and care of troubled youth. Integrated programs include residential treatment, day treatment, treatment foster care, and alternative school programs at multiple locations throughout Ohio. This extensive continuum of care allows youth at the Village Network to move within programs and network locations to meet changing treatment needs.

United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties, Inc.

The mission of this branch of the United Way is to unite people and resources in a community-wide effort to improve lives. Their experience tells them that the best way to help the most people is to focus on the underlying causes of the most serious problems. The United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties, Inc. is focused on critical issues like health care, financial stability, child development and long-term solutions.

City of Wooster/Public Properties

Students will be improving the playground and visual  aesthetic  at Cohen Park, a local park within walking distance of The College. Some students will be working improve and repair guard rails at two other road side parks to improve the  aesthetic look of the Wooster Parks