Photos from Service Day, Spring 2014

Tom Vogt, Community Intern
Saturday, March 8, 2014

This semester, we decided to stay right here at Woolman for our service day and work on our own land. We widened and flattened the Pottery Trail, making it more accessible to people with a range of physical abilities. Once we work on the two bridges on the trail, we will have an accessible loop, connecting the Art (Pottery) Barn to the Fire Road, to Mel's Pond, to Woolman Lane, and back down to main campus. Thanks to our wonderful community intern Tom for these photos!

Global Issues service projects

Amelia Nebenzahl, Global Issues teacher
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Global Issues community service project was a great success! We worked in conjunction with Reinette Senum, a friend, former mayor of Nevada City, and enthusiastic community organizer, refurbishing the town square boardwalk. The boardwalk is a place that the community has reclaimed as a communal space to gather since their town plaza was plowed through by a highway.

Woolman Joins in Yuba River Clean-up

David Dean
Thursday, September 26, 2013

On Saturday September 23, many Woolman students and staff made their way to multiple locations along the Yuba River to participate in a day of restoration and clean-up. Over 500 other local volunteers also joined the effort and the entire day of service resulted in the removal of over 11,450 pounds of trash and recyclables from the Yuba and Bear River watersheds.

Flower Power Sustainability Project

Ilana, Chloe, Hiwot
Wednesday, December 7, 2011



    Knowing that our beloved Dorothy, has been wanting a flower bed for a long time, we decided to take it up on ourselves to create it. When we came up with the concept of creating flower beds, we decided we wanted to make our campus even more beautiful and to increase the flow of pollinators for the orchard on our campus. 

How are volunteerism and activism similar or different?

William C.P. Armstrong, Student
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

If one asks,” How does volunteerism compare and contrast with activism?” it can be suggested that both are services provided for a community, but in terms of appropriating resources into either one, which suits a problem better?

The Tension Betwixt Volunteerism and Activism

Graeme Waring-Crane, Prospective Student
Friday, October 21, 2011

    Paul Rogat Loeb uses a classic situation to describe the tension between volunteerism and activism: the Stanford student who says that he hopes one day "'my grandchildren will get to have the same experience working in the same homeless shelter that I did,'" (1). The problem with this statement is that the existence of a homeless shelter means that a system that allows people to become homeless still exists. There is nothing wrong with volunteering, but "pure volunteerism has its limits as a way to change society," (1).