Since 2008, the WEF Community Service Project has made a significant impact on several WEFTEC host cities.
Over the years, these projects have created more than 6 rain gardens, 8 bioswales, 2 outdoor classrooms, and 1 stormwater managing walkway, all of which include hundreds of native plantings.
Registration for the Service Project is free and open to all WEFTEC attendees and their guests. Volunteers will receive transportation to and from the site, a T-shirt, lunch, and a WEF Community Service Project ribbon for their WEFTEC badge.Help Support the Service Project
The WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) organizes the WEF Community Service Project each year. Committee volunteers help design, market, and raise funds and materials for the project. This project provides a great opportunity for WEFTEC attendees to give back to our host city.
If you are interested in helping plan this year’s project, please contact the 2023 Service Project Chairs Joe Lapastora and Olga Mikhalchishina.Contact Us about Participating
Our Students and Young Professionals Community Service Project was awarded a 2020 Power of A Silver Award from ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership! This award, the association industry’s highest honor, recognizes the association community’s valuable contributions on the local, national, and global levels.
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