Janice Butler, Director of Civic Engagement & Service-Learning
Janice has developed workshops for faculty on integrating service and community-based learning into the curriculum and is available for one-on-one consultations with instructors. She can help local agencies and organizations to work effectively with Bucknell students. She has also been involved in developing alternative break projects and can offer resources to staff and students who are planning service-learning based trips.
Kyle Bray, Assistant Director of Service-Learning
Kyle facilitates students connecting with service organizations to satisfy service-learning placements. He meets with students and faculty to brainstorm new service-learning concepts, to promote existing Bucknell programs and to act as a clearing house for inquiries. Additionally, he presents opportunities for involvement in academic classes. Head Start and the Lewisburg Community Garden are overseen by Kyle.
Lynn Pierson, Assistant Director for Community Service
Lynn assists students with identifying their community service and volunteer interests and then connecting them with sites in the Lewisburg community and surrounding counties as appropriate. She facilitates both on campus and office campus annual service events. Local agencies frequently contact her with their volunteer needs, and she works to identify available resources. Annual programs like the Service Fair, Turkey and Trimmings, the Giving Tree, the Polar Bear Plunge, Empty Bowls and Thaw Out are overseen by Lynn.
Jose Figueroa, Office Coordinator
Jose is the contact for any questions you may have regarding the Office of Civic Engagement or Community Service. He will be able to put you in contact with the right person depending on your needs. Jose also handles any Community Service Federal Work study payroll issues.
Holly Valentine, AmeriCorp
Holly is an AmeriCorp for Youth Outreach Coordinator in the Office of Civic Engagement. She coordinates after-school programs for children in affordable housing communities at Meadowview and Essex Place in Lewisburg as well as provides ESL tutors to local students in need. Holly meets with Bucknell students and trains them to work effectively with local youth.
Matt Varner, AmeriCorps VISTA - Food Access Coordination
Matt is an AmeriCorps VISTA for Food Access Coordination in the Office of Civic Engagement. He coordinates and manages volunteer opportunities at the Lewisburg Community Garden and Community Harvest hot meals program. Additionally, Matt is responsible for researching and implementing ways to increase the capacity for service at these two programs.
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