The University’s students, in serving as mentors, likewise benefit from the program. Participating in LifeLink PSU provides PSU students the opportunity to learn more about disabilities by actually interacting with people with disabilities in a variety of contexts.
Their hours with LifeLink PSU count toward University program requirements for volunteering with special populations. Several majors on campus have community service components. One example is Rehabilitation Health Services majors who take courses such as RHS 100 (Introduction to Disability Culture) or RHS 300 (Introduction to Rehabilitation and Human Services) which have volunteer components.
LifeLink PSU continues to seek college students to volunteer and serve as mentors. A volunteer can spend as much or as little time as is available in their schedule. There are many ways to be involved with a LifeLink PSU student besides accompanying the student to a Penn State class... such as playing video games or pool, having lunch together, tutoring, going swimming, cooking, or working out in the fitness center. We also have Late Night on Wednesday nights from 6-8 pm where current and former students can come for socialization opportunities through games and crafts.
Contact our classroom (814-865-8260) to see how you can be part of our team!