Because a career in the health professions is a service endeavor directed at helping others, many health profession schools are interested in applicants who have already demonstrated this interest by participating in community service.
There are many community service-based organizations in Sewanee that welcome student volunteers.
The Sewanee Health Professionals Society's
intention is to prepare students for their future health care careers. Meetings are held monthly and are informative (guest speakers from different fields are at each meeting). Volunteer opportunities are also offered, and several resources are available to members at the library (practice MCAT, GRE, career planning guides, etc.). If you are considering a career in health care the Sewanee Health Professional's Society can help you decide if health care is right for you.
The Health Residents
will help to promote health and wellness among students in the college. Health Residents will be trained to recognize symptoms for and advise students on the care of common illnesses, as well as how to administer first aid. Each will be responsible for a group of residential buildings. The Health Resident will educate students through passive programming such as creative bulletin boards and poster campaigns. In addition, as a group, the Health Residents will run one campus wide campaign on a health topic of their choice. The group will report to the senior University Health Services staff member.
Sewanee maintains a volunteer fire department
and emergency medical service
that are favorites of students; one has to take a special training course to be selected to serve on the fire crew or the emergency medical service.
There are many other excellent community service organizations that do not require any special training. Some of these organizations are Big People for Little People
, Sewanee Housing
, Children’s Carnival
, Extended School Program
, Sewanee AIDS Awareness
, and Waste Not
For more information, visit Sewanee Community Outreach Office