Student Life

Service Learning / Community Service

Committed to Community Service


Leading students toward full stature includes helping them see beyond themselves to the needs of others in local, national and global communities. 

During the school year, numerous on-campus and off-campus opportunities are provided for students to get involved with service. VES has ongoing projects with several Lynchburg-area organizations, including Lynchburg Grows, an urban sustainable farm that benefits low-income and disabled individuals; Society of St. Andrews and area food pantry services; Westminster Canterbury, a retirement community and elder care facility; and patients and families in need of services through the Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center.
 
In addition to their service work during the school year, students are encouraged to serve their communities where they live or travel during the summer, working with organizations they know and love.

Interested students may lead community service initiatives, which allow them to practice their leadership abilities and emphasize effective communication, planning and management of volunteers, and develop empathy and understanding among our students. Student-initiated projects have included disaster relief for communities affected by hurricanes, Jubilee Family Development Center Food and Toy Drives, Mayor's Youth Council Coat Drive, Cupcakes for a Cure, the Lynchburg Humane Society and Wounded Warrior Project.
 
Each year, VES recognizes our most outstanding student servant with the John H. Bell Memorial Community Service Award.
    • This annual event raises awareness of and money to fight breast cancer, with all money raised going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
      Cupcakes for a Cure

      This annual event raises awareness of and money to fight breast cancer, with all money raised going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

    • Freshmen glean hundreds of pounds of apples for the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA), a hunger relief nonprofit that aims to bring food that would be wasted to millions of Americans living in poverty.
      Apple Gleaning

      Freshmen glean hundreds of pounds of apples for the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA), a hunger relief nonprofit that aims to bring food that would be wasted to millions of Americans living in poverty.

    • Each year, our team hosts this event that raises approximately $1,800 for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
      LAX 4 Alzheimer's

      Each year, our team hosts this event that raises approximately $1,800 for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

    • Students
      Freshmen volunteer at Lynchburg Grows

      Students' work helps to address the challenges of the city’s food desert.



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