History of MountainServe
Our University has been recognized since the inception of the US President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service in 2006. MountainServe is a campus resource community service opportunities, service learning projects, civic engagement events, alternative school breaks, outreach presentations, and additional programs and scholarship opportunities. LHU community service projects have included: Helping the citizens of rural villages in Morocco with health care access; supporting educational programs in Mexico; a variety of destinations for community service alternative school breaks; and numerous local community partnership projects. Our office continues to assist with disaster relief projects and donation drives to support our local and global communities.
Local Service to the Community
MountainServe is a campus resource community service opportunities, service learning projects, civic engagement events, alternative school breaks, outreach presentations, and additional programs and scholarship opportunities. Our annual programs include, Adopt A Family, Hunger Bowl and Children’s Fest. Please refer to the community service links above for specific information for Main Campus and Clearfield Campus.
Global Service Opportunities
LHU students and staff are invited to participate in community service trips in domestic and international locations to serve the needs of partnering nonprofit agencies in a variety of service areas (public health, education, unmet human needs, environmental, public safety, and disaster relief) in partnership with LHU’s Outreach for Humanity Club, community partnerships, and LHU course work. LHU’s Global MountainServe Center is a member of a national alternative break organization, Break Away.
Community Engagement Leaders (Student Employment Opportunities)
LHU students with at least one year of community service leadership experience may apply for campus community service student worker opportunities, to assist in supporting programs within MountainServe. Student worker positions as a, Community Service Leader, offer support and mentoring of other students with community service project development, provide direct/indirect support to community partners, involvement with the student government & the LHU Outreach for Humanity Club, assist with Alternative Breaks, give outreach presentations, act as a community service liaison for engaged campus departments promoting volunteerism, and additional leadership opportunities. The positions are for an academic year of service with a mandatory orientation/training and attending monthly meetings to participate and facilitate activities.
Student Award Opportunities
LHU’s Global MountainServe Center is nationally recognized as a certifying organization to review, verify volunteer hours, confirm eligibility and distribute the US President’s Volunteer Service Awards for approved students enrolled in a minimum of 150 volunteer hours during the year. “The President’s Volunteer Service Award is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States through presidential recognition to live a life of service. Your recognition inspires others to take positive action to change the world.” http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/