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The Eagle Project | A Day of Service

Southwest Virginia Community College and President Tommy Wright place a priority on service learning and on giving back to the communities that give us so much.

For the Fall 2019 Eagle Project Day of Service, more than 300 volunteers completed close to 30 projects across our region. We appreciate our awesome students and employees who gave their service, and are grateful to those in our community who provided projects.

The next day of service date will be announced soon.  If you are a community organization within Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell or Tazewell Counties and would like to participate in the Eagle Project Day of Service, please contact Project Coordinator Travis Roberts, (276) 964-7342, travis.roberts@sw.edu .

During the Day of Service, students, faculty, and staff spend the day working to complete service projects in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and/or Tazewell County. This one-day event is a unique opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to contribute to and learn about our service area while at the same time getting to know classmates, faculty, and staff.

What happens?

On the Day of Service, registered students meet their team leaders at their assigned service location.  These groups will engage in a morning of service, repairs, clean-up, and renovations. Alternatively, some groups, clubs, classes, and programs will participate in their own service activities.

What if I have a project idea?

Community members, we want to hear from you!  We would love to know about projects that we can do to help enhance our communities. Maybe you know of an area that can be cleaned or an elderly neighbor who needs help maintaining property. Please let us know by calling (276) 964-7342 or email travis.roberts@sw.edu. We accept suggestions for the upcoming Day of Service  but are only able to accept a limited number, so early requests are recommended.  Projects requests will be vetted by a committee to ensure that they can be completed in less than four hours, require a minimal amount of supplies, and be realistic for our teams. 

What if I want to participate?

Students, this is a great opportunity for you to give back to your community and build a resume that shows your commitment to service.  Register by completing the student sign-up form.