Hopeful Hearts – Volunteer with the Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families

Hopeful Hearts Volunteer Training Dates 2016

Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families

A Service of the VNA of Indiana County

Volunteer Informational Meetings

Interested prospective volunteers are invited to attend one of two scheduled meetings listed below to learn about volunteer opportunities with Hopeful Hearts.

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The Washington Center Presentation at CHC

Kathleen Regan from The Washington Center will be on campus Monday, September 19 at 6 PM in the Great Hall to speak to CHC students about internship opportunities in Washington DC.

If you have a time conflict that day, she will also be holding an information session at the HUB Susquehanna Room on Monday, September 19, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM.

Many Cook Honors College students have participated in an internship and educational offerings through the Washington Center over the past 16 years.  Scholarships and the Cook Achievement Fund are available to help defray the cost of the program.


The Washington Center

IUP Community Involvement Fair

  • The Office of Service Learning welcomes everyone in the IUP community to attend the Community Involvement Fair on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, in the HUB Ohio Room.

    Students may attend the fair at any time during the scheduled hours; no registration or fee is required.

    Agencies in the Indiana community are invited to attend to meet with students and share information on volunteer opportunities and internships available at their organization. Agencies registered with the Service Learning Program can also recruit Federal Work-Study employees.

    Faculty are encouraged to pass this information onto students and help incorporate service learning into more courses on campus.

    Community Involvement Fair: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Time: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

    Location: HUB Ohio Room, 319 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 15705

  • Agencies Attending Community Involvement Fair
    Agency list for the IUP Community Involvement Fair

Conversation Partners Needed!

Conversation Partners

  • Conversation Partners LogoConversation Partners, sponsored by the Office of International Education, matches international students with domestic students in an effort to promote global awareness, diversity in understanding, and cultural exchange.

    Engage in Cross-Cultural Opportunities

    As international students leave behind their family, friends, and culture, adjusting to a new environment is often difficult. As they adjust to their new surroundings, communication may also be a major concern. Conversation Partners helps international students transition into the United States and become immersed in American culture by becoming involved with American students on and off campus.

    Conversation Partners groupGetting to know people from another culture can be an eye-opening experience. By learning about individuals from diverse backgrounds, international and domestic students can expand their worldview and develop respect for those who are different from themselves. Teaching and learning from each other is mutually rewarding.

    Benefits for international students:

    • Experience American culture
    • Learn about IUP and the surrounding community
    • Practice your English (if you do not speak English already)

    Benefits for domestic students:

    • Experience a unique culture
    • Learn a new language
    • Add international experience to your resume without leaving Indiana

    Conversation Partners Group Partners are required to meet once per month, and have the opportunity to attend optional group events.  During previous semesters, matches have had coffee, went shopping, visited Pittsburgh, went boating at Yellow Creek State Park, attended sporting events, etc.

    American participants who have not participated in the past are required to complete a brief training session designed to strengthen your multicultural understanding and help you succeed in the program. No foreign language experience is required to participate.

    Share the best of your culture—yourself!

    International and domestic students can apply by filling out an application. If you have any questions, please contact Conversation-Partners@iup.edu This program is not available during the summer.

    Note for International Students: Conversation Partners runs on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to international students in their first academic year at IUP.