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Volunteering and Service Learning

Students serving at Vilnius Camp, an annual missions trip run by a team of LCC students.

Service Philosophy

At LCC we believe that our impact does, and should continue to, reach beyond the edges of our campus. LCC is not an institution that exists just for itself, or just for our students, but it is a place that we hope impacts the global world that we live in today. Our mission at LCC is to “provide a Christian liberal arts education within a diverse learning community that transforms people for servant leadership.” That last part, transforming people for servant leadership, is a key part of our work and identity as a university. The Office of Student Engagement and Formation is a central part of making sure we meet this mission of encouraging and developing servant leadership. 

Trash cleanup day organized by the Habits Club and First Year Seminar.

Service Structure at LCC

There are many ways to engage in volunteering and service-learning at LCC.

  1. Service-Based Programs: LCC departments organize, implement, and lead several service programs for our student body which happen on an annual or semi-annual basis. Some of these programs are run in partnership with local organizations while some are organized internally. All these programs are formally organized and have set learning goals created.  

Examples: Vilnius Camp, Dressember, Angel Tree, and more. 

  1. Volunteering Opportunities: Through the Office of Student Engagement and Formation student can gain access to a list of various opportunities where they can serve both locally and internationally. Students can learn about opportunities for one-time or ongoing volunteering. Students can also learn about student clubs and organizations that serve regularly in the community.
  1. Academically Based Service-Learning: Service-learning is the intentional integration of service and academic study. Some courses at LCC incorporate service into the curriculum, allowing students to serve while deepening their knowledge and understanding.
Each December a team of students lead the Dressember initiative, a campaign that raises awareness and funds to fight human trafficking.

Local Organizations

Get involved right here in Klaipeda! Learn more about the local organizations on the links below. Contact hschundler@lcc.lt to learn about how to serve in the community.

The Red Cross

Volunteer in the Emergency Preparedness Program, Warm Visits (visiting seniors in their homes), and in other educational programs. Opportunities for Lithuanian, English, and Russian speakers. Fill out the volunteer form to receive training and volunteer.

Linksmosios Pėdutės

Volunteer in a local animal shelter and provide care for dogs and cats. Must be 18 years or older and able to commit for a longer timeframe. Fill out the volunteer form or email info@linksmosiospedutes.lt with a CV in order to volunteer.

Buk Mano Draugas

Volunteer in another local animal shelter and provide care for dogs and cats. One time volunteering is possible. Volunteers are needed to clean and shovel snow. Volunteers who come regularly can serve by walking dogs. Fill out the volunteer form to volunteer.

Draugas Draugui

Volunteer in a thrift shop that has the goal to make positive change in the community and support social projects. Volunteers are needed to sort clothes and help in others ways. Lithuanian language not required. Volunteers can contact Sara at sara@draugasdraugui.lt to get more involved.

Klaipedos Pagalbos Moterims Linija

Volunteer at the Klaipeda Women’s Helpline and provide support to women facing a range of difficulties. Volunteer must complete 100 hours of training (which takes 4-5 months) and should expect to volunteer 4-8 hours per week. Interested volunteers can fill out this form to begin the process.

Klaipėdos socialinės ir psichologinės pagalbos centras

The Klaipeda Women’s Social and Psychological Support Center helps women suffering from domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and trafficking. Students interested in internships or who are interested in the issues of human trafficking and violence can contact kmn@moteriai.lt or egle.puidokaite@gmail.com.

Klaipėdos Sutrikusio Vystymosi Kūdikių Namai

The Klaipeda Home for Children with Developmental Disabilities provides care to children with special needs, emotional and behavioral challenges, and disabilities. Contact Edvina at +370 657 75208 or atokvepis@kudikeliai.lt to learn about volunteering.

Sea Museum and Dolphinarium

Volunteer at the Sea Museum and Dolphinarium. Contact Jurgita at savanoriai@muziejus.lt or find out more on the website.

European Union Resources

European Voluntary Service: international volunteer program funded by the European Commission

European University Sports Association: volunteering opportunities in sports events held in the EU

European Youth Portal- EU Funded Volunteering: database of volunteering opportunities in the EU

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