Welcome Class of 2016!lhecht | June 26, 2012
8th Dimension, Haverford’s Office of Community Service, would like to congratulate and welcome you to our community! We’re sure you are very excited about all the awesome things you can get involved in at Haverford, and we feel that community service is one of the most unique and important aspects of the Haverford experience. Community service is an incredible way to discover the Philadelphia area, do concrete work that improves human lives, learn things that cannot be taught in a classroom, and meet all kinds of new people.
One of 8th Dimension’s oldest traditions is hosting first-year service days, which all first-year students participate in. You will have the opportunity to spend a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday in September working alongside your peers to help a local organization in need. We take care of everything from transportation to lunch! You just have to show up ready to help. This year we have an amazing variety of service days planned and are excited to let you know where you will be working soon! This experience will no doubt be an incredible part of your transition to Haverford.
After you participate in your first-year service day, there are numerous ways you can continue to stay involved in service. We facilitate ongoing student-run projects, which are great opportunities to stay involved with one organization. We also organize frequent service days to provide one-time volunteer opportunities for Haverford students. Service Days cover a wide variety of activities and interests. In the past, they have included environmental clean-ups, housing and school improvement projects, Philadelphia AIDS walk, urban farming, playing with kids at a local community center, and many more! We’ll also work with you on finding an individual placement if you have a specific interest. And no matter what kind of service you’re getting involved in, we will reimburse your travel costs!
To see more examples of our service projects and find out how you can get involved…
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We look forward to getting to know you!