Community Work and Service
What does Community Work and Service entail?
One of the most vital features of the CooperRiis approach is our community work and service program. Our residents spend 20 hours a week working at a task that is vital to the community…awakening each morning to a world that needs their contribution, a world designed to awaken their dreams and aspirations.
We developed this program because we know that social engagement heals. We know that being part of a community heals. And we know that healing does not happen in isolation. While it may sound almost magical, this basic, common-sense approach is backed up by science and research.
Residents at each of our campuses can explore a variety of experiences working with one of our many teams. As a team member, residents serve a critical function within the day-to-day functioning of community. Some of the tasks performed by our teams include cooking, raising crops, gardening, caring for animals, flower arranging, soap-making, drum building, carpentry, volunteer work and much more.