• SHOC Members 2014

Students Helping Our Community

Welcome to the official homepage of Luther SHOC (Students Helping Our Community). SHOC was founded in Spring 2010 with the goal of providing and organizing volunteer opportunities to members in return for 10 service hours each semester.

SHOC strives to present volunteer opportunities on and off campus for our members to become involved in. Our goal is to provide a streamlined platform for students to easily find a range of volunteer opportunities while providing options for leadership. With an emphasis on helping members connect with events both within Luther’s campus and the greater Decorah area, we aim to strengthen and enhance our community as a whole through volunteerism, while encouraging leadership.

Sign up to volunteer with us on the SHOC Doc!

This year got off to a good start with SHOC members volunteering with Great Strides, the Caf to Community program and Decorah Human Powered Trails. Last year the third annual Clothes for Souls clothing was completed, collecting over 700lbs of clothing. This year we hosted a food drive throughout Decorah neighborhoods. The donated food was delivered to Decorah First Lutheran's Food Pantry and Peanut Butter to Northeast Iowa's backpack program.

Our first meeting of the fall semester was Tuesday, September 16th. We will be having another meeting in the next few weeks. Be sure to check the "events" page for upcoming opportunities and meetings. Things to look forward to this semester include: Winter Bike Storage, Buckthorn blitz's, Caf to Community and more!

As always, feel free to contact us at shoc@luther.edu with any questions!