HU students return to the Home of Love for Jterm
Huntington University students are returning to India for the third year in a row to serve at the Home of Love orphanage in Chennai.
Students give back through Operation Christmas Child
Huntington University students are giving back to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child.
Love in little places
A group of six Huntington University students traveled to Piedmont from Oct. 11-15 to work with World Renew Disaster Response to provide the region with disaster relief efforts after a 2008 flood decimated the town.
Friesen Center ‘plunges’ into urban Chicago
Huntington University’s Friesen Center for Volunteer Service is plunging into inner city Chicago for this year’s Urban Plunge trip. From Nov. 8-10, 14 students and Dr. Tanner Babb will be working with Emmaus Ministries to serve the homeless population and to help bridge the gap between the church and a community in need.
Friesen Center hosts November blood drive
Huntington University’s Friesen Center for Volunteer Service will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 6 in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons on campus.
Friesen Center announces new service programs
Huntington University’s Friesen Center for Volunteer Service, formerly the Joe Mertz Center, has announced new volunteer opportunities for students for the new academic year. The new programs include work with the Huntington County Humane Shelter and the Adopt-a-Highway program.
Friesen Center ‘sails’ into service this October
Huntington University’s Friesen Center for Volunteer Service will hold its annual Fall Work Day from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 19. The theme for this year is “Sail Away,” a nautical emphasis for a morning of community outreach. More than 200 student volunteers are anticipated to participate at more than 20 locations.
Students rebuild lives over Fall Break
Eight hours away from the campus in Huntington, Ind., a group of students, accompanied by faculty members, will work to provide disaster relief to the small town. The students have partnered with World Renew Disaster Response Services for the trip, and are being housed by the First Baptist Church for their stay from Oct. 11-15.
Friesen Center hosts September blood drive
Huntington University’s Friesen Center for Volunteer Service will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11 in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons on campus. This will be the first of four scheduled blood drives for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Twenty Years. Thousands of Hours. Countless Lives Touched.
For 20 years, HU students, faculty, alumni and staff have been making a difference through the Friesen Center for Volunteer Service, formerly known as the Joe Mertz Center, with volunteer days, serving at community organizations and mission trips, like the Haiti trip this Spring Break. The Friesen Center promotes a desire to “instill a lifelong commitment to volunteer service.”