Penn State Schuylkill incoming freshmen complete community service projects

Fifty-four Penn State Schuylkill faculty and students kicked off the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year completing four hours of community service at several area locations. Students volunteered at the SPCA, walking dogs and doing general cleaning; at Rest Haven, cleaning, landscaping and playing BINGO with the residents; at both the Bartrum and Auburn Trails, doing trash and tire cleanup; at Seton Manor, landscaping the courtyard; and at Hawk Mountain Boy Scout Camp, taking down tents.

Tina Rose, coordinator of student leadership and career services at Penn State Schuylkill, said, "Students frequently volunteer for a variety of reasons, and by giving back they learn not only about the surrounding community but also about themselves. They realize that taking a little bit of time out of their busy schedules does make a big difference to others."

Numerous other community services opportunities are scheduled throughout the year including a week of service from Oct. 21 through 27 as part of the Penn State Schuylkill Homecoming events.

Last Updated September 09, 2013