Between work, classes, homework, extracurricular activities, and trying to maintain a social life, it can be hard to volunteer at college. However, do not let the stress discourage you from helping the community. Here are five major volunteering events at Wake Forest during both the fall and spring semesters that collegiettes should attend as a way to have fun, meet new people, and give back to the community!
1. Hit the Bricks
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This event happens at the start of the fall semester. It involves running with a backpack full of bricks, being with the community, and having fun! Hit the Bricks raises money for the Brian Piccolo Foundation, and it is a great way to get involved with the community while doing physical activity with friends and fellow Deacs.
2. Project Pumpkin
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If you like kids, Halloween, and dressing up, then Project Pumpkin is the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! One of the best parts about this event is that there is more than one way to help out. You can help run one of the stands around the quad or take a group of children trick-or-treating. Plus, an extra fun part of this event is getting to put on a costume while helping out!
3. Rake Forest
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During fall, there are many residents around Wake Forest that need assistance raking the leaves in their backyards. Rake Forest is the perfect opportunity to get a group of friends together and help out our neighbors!
4. Wake ‘N Shake
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If you like dancing or learning new party moves, then you should sign up for Wake ‘N Shake in the spring semester. This event constitutes 12 hours of dancing, having fun, and raising funds for the Brian Piccolo Foundation. You can join this dance-a-thon as a group or individual. Wake ‘N Shake is definitely a highlight of the WFU college experience!
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Last but not least, D.E.S.K is a great opportunity to show off your artistic abilities while helping out the youth community of Winston-Salem! This event involves painting desks for children. One of the most wonderful parts of this event is that you get to meet the children who will get the desks after they are done! D.E.S.K takes place in the spring semester, and it is a great way to socialize and enjoy the outdoors as well.