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Independent Volunteer Projects

The IVP process was established so students who engage in their own independent service projects can obtain points towards the Lily Community Engagement Award.
To earn points, you should print an IVP Timesheet, take it with you to your service project & have it signed by the project coordinator from the non-profit you are working with, and turn the signed form in at Belk 273. Once you have submitted your Timesheet, you will receive a follow-up Lily reflection form. In order to receive Lily points, you should then complete your reflection at your earliest convenience.

Independent Service Project


Sample Projects

EXAMPLE 1: While on spring break, Carl Catamount participated in a Habitat for Humanity build in his hometown of Guthrie. He completed two full days of service (six hours each day) and would like to have the opportunity to formally reflect on his experience and to obtain Lily Award points. Carl would simply submit an IVP Timesheet and then complete his reflection within the allotted time frame.

EXAMPLE 2: Every other Friday Pauline Paws serves for two hours with the local “Food Anonymous” program in Waynesville. She does this service work with three of her sorority sisters. Over the fall semester, she served seven times for two hours each time (14 hours) and would like to earn points for her Lily Award. Pauline would simply submit an IVP Timesheet and then complete her reflection within the allotted time frame


Time period when service was completed

IVP Timesheet due date

Fall Semester

Friday before finals week

Spring Semester

Friday before finals week

Summer Semester

Friday of the first week of classes


NOTE: If you participate in a Pre-Approved CCESL Project you do not need to complete an IVP Timesheet. Make sure to sign in at the event and you will automatically receive the appropriate link to your follow-up Lily reflection form.

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