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

BHLP regularly organizes monthly activities for program participants. Details on monthly activities are coming soon. For more information, contact Matthew Creasy, Assistant Director at mcreasy@udel.edu We anticipate that many of these activities for the fall semester will be virtual engagement.

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.

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 one students return to campus. BHLP Alternative breaks will return in the 2021-2022 academic year!

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: Spring Break 2022
Estimated cost: $450-$500 Logistics are being confirmed and a final cost will be available before contracts are signed.

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