More than twenty programs will be recruiting service-minded people at Wheeling Jesuit University this week in the first-ever ServeCon event.
ServeCon is kind of like a service-job fair. It’s a free conference where service programs and organizations come together hoping to attract applicants. Participants can apply for more than 5,000 available positions. Over 20 programs, including the Peace Corp, AmeriCorp, Habitat for Humanity, and the Nazareth Farm will be represented.
Full-year and summer opportunities are available for community members of all ages and skill levels. Program participants might tutor and mentor children; or address issues of homelessness and poverty; provide kids with meals through summer months; develop heritage sites; or recruit and manage volunteers.
“We’ve got secular, we’ve got spiritually-oriented, we’ve got a lot of different opportunities for people who aren’t quite sure what to do with the next year. If they want to get involved with something good or build their resume or just gain some real-world experience,” said Nic Cochran who in the Appalachian Institute of Wheeling Jesuit University.
In addition to WJU, The Franklin Project, Campus Compact West Virginia, and Volunteer West Virginia are all sponsoring the free event which runs from 2-4 p.m. February 23rd on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University.
Programs present at the event will include:
- The Christian Appalachian Project
- Girl Scouts of Black Diamond
- Horseshoe Leadership Center
- Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center
- Faith in Action Caregivers, Inc.
- City Year
- Habitat for Humanity
- Nazareth Farm
- LifeBridge AmeriCorps
- Corporation for National and Community Service
- Volunteer West Virginia
- AmeriCorps on the Frontline
- STEM Network Schools Program
- Preservation Alliance of WV
- Peace Corps
- VISTA Collaborative
- WV Promise
- Energy Express