University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Dishwashing and Dining Room cleanup

30 hours

Community partner: The Christine Center
Supervisor: Melissa Thielman
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Assist the Christine Center with dishwashing and/or cleaning up and restocking supplies in the dining area for our retreat guests after meals.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The Christine Center was founded 40 years ago as a non-denominational retreat center in the spiritual tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. Our mission is to promote spiritual deepening for global transformation. Our Franciscan lived values include service, respect, hospitality, compassion, peace, hope, joy, integrity, vision, and care for the land entrusted to us.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Perform tasks with a calm demeanor and sensitive awareness of guest experience Perform tasks from a standing position Stand and/or walk around comfortably for up to 3 hours per shift Lift and carry up to 30 pounds Follow the instructions of the onsite supervisor Work alongside others or alone


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Participate in service activity with others (Center staff, other volunteers, guests) Assist in maintaining a calm, orderly and sanitary environment in support of our guest retreat experience.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Onsite retreats are held most weekends throughout the year, from Friday evening meal through the midday meal on Sunday. Some retreats take place on weekdays. Ideally, the student would be available for three or more of the meal shifts per retreat. One weekend would provide 8-12 hours of service-learning experience. One week-long retreat would provide 20-30 hours of service learning.


Additional information (not required).

Answer If unable to commute, onsite housing and meals may be provided, with prior arrangement and subject to availability.