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Community service

Experience the joy of helping others by volunteering for an organization in the community. As we work collectively towards a shared goal, our bonds strengthen. Community service and engagement allows us to address local issues from a number of angles, helping us understand the perspectives of those in need. Let’s use this opportunity to take initiative and fulfill our civic and social responsibility for the greater good. Reach out to your community and give back to the network of systems that support you while earning Wellness Incentive points with these activities.

Report your progress

Report how you've engaged with and served your community. You'll earn 10 Wellness Incentive points for participating in activities that promote positive social change, for a maximum of 100 points.

Ready to submit your activities? Just:

  1. Log on to the Cerner Wellness Portal via the link on the Wellness Incentive webpage;
  2. Hover over the Incentives tab and select "Incentive Summary;
  3. Under the Community Service heading, click the community service link;
  4. On the submission page, select the checkbox next to community service and enter the date it was completed. Enter a description of the activity under "Active Name."
  5. Be sure to scroll down and click the "update" button so the system records your points.

NOTE: You can earn even more points for workshops, classes, events, and other wellness activities. Find additional information on the Wellness Incentive webpage.

Find service opportunities

Although not a comprehensive list, use the following ideas to get started:

Help the community

Help youth

Help animals

Help the environment

Have an event or resource you would like to add to the list? Contact Healthy for Life at wellness@umsystem.edu.

Find campus and community-specific events

Campus Community service and engagement resources
Kansas City
St. Louis

Easy action steps

Connect with others and improve your community by taking small steps. In addition to reviewing the activities above, visit our easy action steps webpage for more helpful tips.

Reviewed January 08, 2018.