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Remote/Virtual CSER

Due to COVID-19 and the increased need for social distancing, CSER credit may be approved for remote/virtual service activities. In addition to the following guidelines, these opportunities must adhere to the CSER Policy Handbooks. For additional questions about CSER and remote/virtual service, please contact LU Serve at cser@liberty.edu.

Approved Organizations:

Any CSER-approved organization may offer remote/virtual service activities. However, we have listed a few organizations that are definitely providing remote/virtual activities. Organizations that are not CSER-approved should contact LU Serve for approval.

Churches

Bedrock Community Church Bedford
Jonge Tate
jonge@bedrockchurch.com
(540)588-8207
CSER Number: 237-001
Bedrock Community Church Lynchburg
Jeremy Minor
jeremy@bedrocklynchburg.com
(540)525-9775
CSER Number: 223-001
Blue Ridge Community Church
Kristi Duncan
kduncan@bluridge.org
(434)525-7481
CSER Number: 222-001
Crosspoint Church Lynchburg
Brittany Lutz
cser@crosspointonline.com
(937)533-0513
CSER Number: 225-001

Local Community Partners

Amazement Square
Amanda Fortner
operations@amazementsquare.org
(434)845-1888
CSER Number: 569-001
Boys and Girls Club of Lynchburg
Mark Sheehan or Herb Smith
msheehan@bgclynchburg.org, hsmith@bgclynchburg.org
(434)238-3215
CSER Number: 579-001
Carriage Hill Retirement Center
Courtney Anderson
activities@cariagehillretirement.com
(540)586-6721
CSER NUMBER: 544-001
Jubilee Family Development Center
Antonio Davis, Sr.
adavis@jubileefamily.org
(434)845-0433
CSER Number: 560-001
Lynchburg Health and Rehabilitation
Brittney Doss
Brittney.Doss@MFA.NET
(434)239-2657 ext. 223
CSER Number: 501-001
Patrick Henry Family Services
Dave Fritt
dfrett@patrickhenry.org
(434)376-2006 ext. 608
CSER Number: 518-001
Runk & Pratt Residential Care
Crystal Kersey
crystal@runkandpratt.com
(434)515-1247 ext. 6310
CSER Number: 557-001
The Carrington
Amy Mays
amm056@aol.com
(434)846-3200
CSER Number: 524-001
YMCA Live-Y’ers
Michelle Power
michellepower@lynvhburgymca.org
(434)401-0006
CSER Number: 536-001

 

 

 

On Campus

Academic Success Center (CASAS)
Lindsay Burgess
leburgess@liberty.edu
(434)582-2130
CSER Number: 331-004

 

 

 

Approved Activities:

Remote/virtual CSERs may include “work-from-home” activities such as videography, photography, web development and design, written publications, online tutoring, online prayer ministry, calling seniors and vulnerable populations, and other administrative tasks.

CSER volunteers are not permitted to offer any professional services (e.g. counseling, telemedicine, etc.).

CSER supervisors must inform students in writing about the specific activities to be performed in the remote/virtual environment. Students must agree to these activities in writing and provide a copy of their activities in the CSER evaluation form.

Verifying Attendance:

Per standard CSER policy, students must serve at least 20 hours for one CSER credit and at least 40 hours for two CSER credits. Each day and time a student serves, he or she must “check-in” and “check-out” with the CSER supervisor via written communication (i.e. text, email, chat, virtual time-stamp, etc.) by noting the start time and end time of service and a description of work performed during that period.

Supervisors must keep accurate logs of student hours that can be used to validate their service. Supervisors must retain these records and be able to produce them if requested by LU Serve.

Required Materials:

Supervisors must inform each student in writing regarding required hardware (phone, computer, tablet, etc.) or software (platforms, applications, etc.) before the first day of service. If the student is unable to acquire these materials, he or she is permitted to drop the CSER and find another opportunity.

Professionalism & Reporting Procedures:

For Title IX issues, students are directed to follow proper reporting procedures as outlined by the Office of Equity and Compliance.

Students must maintain a high level of professionalism when serving in a remote/virtual environment. For a helpful tutorial of video conferencing etiquette, watch this video.