BHLP Community Service

SERVICE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED WITH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.

In promoting this belief, our Blue Hen Leadership Program offers community service experiences for students registered in the program. We also partner with a variety of offices, departments, and student organizations to sponsor service activities. Some of these events may be held on campus; many of them will be held at off-campus locations. In line with best practices and COVID-19 restrictions, many of our service opportunities may be virtual engagement.

Monthly Activities

Students may engage in and complete community service on their own or through another organization and have it count towards BHLP Tier 1 requirements.  Please verify your service through the form below.

More opportunities coming in Spring 2022!

VIRTUAl sERVICE

We always encourage you to be safe and abide by all local/state covid guidelines. Depending on your situation, you may not be able to go into the community to engage in local service. If this applies to you, please check out the opportunities at the following link for more information on virtual service. The “Senior Homies” opportunity even comes with an opportunity to earn scholarships! You will still need to complete the Service Verification Form linked above to earn your service credit.

Alternative Breaks

BHLP Sponsors Alternative Break Programs every year. These programs focus on social issue-based service and development. The experiences consist of service initiatives throughout the semester leading up to the break during which the intensive program occurs, and an activism phase once students return to campus.

Spring Alternative Break Focus

Affordable Housing

Over Spring Break 2022 BHLP returns to New Bern, North Carolina, a community BHLP has worked with since 2012 on affordable housing issues. Join this legacy program and spend your spring break helping to build and repair houses in an incredibly welcoming community. New Bern, NC was devastated in Fall 2018 by Hurricane Florence and many homes in the area are still in need of repair. Your spring break will be well used serving and learning in this city!

 
Program dates: Weekly meetings throughout the spring semester. Travel dates between March 26, 2022 – April 2, 2022.
Estimated cost: $400 – $450. Logistics are being confirmed and a final cost will be available before contracts are signed.

Alternative Breaks Service Leaders

Riya Moorthy

Riya Moorthy

Riya is a junior Exercise Science major with a minor Spanish for Healthcare. In freshman year she began her journey with BHLP with QUEST and before her second semester in January of 2020 she went on the Puerto Rico Alternative Break. Since then she completed Tier1, Tier 2, and is a current member of Tier 3. Her experience with BHLP and Alternative Breaks has been amazing and she is excited to take on the new position of service leader on the upcoming Spring Alternative Break. She cannot wait to meet all her fellow BHLPers that will be joining her on the service program!

John Tucker

John Tucker

John is currently a junior Management Information Systems major at UD. During his freshman year, he participated in QUEST as well as the Winter Alternative Break Program at Puerto Rico. Being a participant during the program allowed John to realize several things for both himself and opened his eyes to the world around him. Learning how he worked in both an individual and group reflection helped form his leadership style. As a Service Leader, he hopes to replicate this experience with his peers and hopes that everyone is able to learn something about themselves and their communities on this program.

John Tucker

John Tucker

John is currently a junior Management Information Systems major at UD. During his freshman year, he participated in QUEST as well as the Winter Alternative Break Program at Puerto Rico. Being a participant during the program allowed John to realize several things for both himself and opened his eyes to the world around him. Learning how he worked in both an individual and group reflection helped form his leadership style. As a Service Leader, he hopes to replicate this experience with his peers and hopes that everyone is able to learn something about themselves and their communities on this program.

Riya Moorthy

Riya Moorthy

Riya is a junior Exercise Science major with a minor Spanish for Healthcare. In freshman year she began her journey with BHLP with QUEST and before her second semester in January of 2020 she went on the Puerto Rico Alternative Break. Since then she completed Tier1, Tier 2, and is a current member of Tier 3. Her experience with BHLP and Alternative Breaks has been amazing and she is excited to take on the new position of service leader on the upcoming Spring Alternative Break. She cannot wait to meet all her fellow BHLPers that will be joining her on the service program!

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