Penn State University students can volunteer as mentors for LifeLink students, which can benefit the volunteers as much as the students. Volunteering 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. Volunteer mentors do a variety of activities with LifeLink students, including accompanying them to Penn State classes, tutoring math and reading, playing games with them, having lunch with them, or just going for walks. 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), or stop by at 304 HUB between 8 AM and 3 PM to see how you can be part of our team!