To protect both students and community members from the spread of COVID-19, CCEL will not be hosting in-person, off-campus community service for the Fall 2020 semester. Because of this - and social distancing requirements - we have also paused use of the CCEL vans for the Fall 2020 semester.
The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL) has four mini-vans. The vans were purchased to be used for group community service/service learning projects, and priority for usage is given to CCEL programs, service learning courses, and student groups engaged in activities related to civic engagement. When the vans are not in use for civic engagement activities, they may be rented for other group activities by Case Western Reserve academic departments, University offices, and recognized student organizations.
CCEL vans may be driven only by Case Western Reserve students, staff, or faculty, all of whom must have completed CCEL Van Certification Process. The mini-vans can transport 7 passengers (including the driver). CCEL vans should be used by groups, not for independent trips. CCEL vans are not permitted to transport non-CWRU participants (e.g., service site clients or program youth). CCEL vans may not be used for trips over 150 miles round trip or for trips outside of the United States. Multi-day trips must be accompanied by at least two CCEL certified drivers.
Case Western Reserve University students, staff, and faculty who would like to use a van must first complete the CCEL van certification process to be certified by CCEL to drive the vans. Groups may then request use of the CCEL vans through the CCEL Van Reservation Form at least three business days in advance of your event to allow adequate time for processing. For trips under 50 miles round-trip, van usage fees cover gas and maintenance fees and will be billed to the organization or department.
If you have questions about van usage or regulations, please contact the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning.