Computer Science Students work on computers to donate to families relocated from Hurricane Katrina.
- First, you are helping an organization that really needs you! Sometimes agencies are mainly staffed by volunteers, and others depend on volunteers to run special programs.
- You are not only helping organizations that are short-staffed, you're touching the lives of the individuals that they serve.
- At the same time you are getting hands-on experience and you will be learning a lot about your community.
- Lastly, you will be learning about yourself as well.
How Much Time Does It Take?
- It depends on what you are able to offer. There are many long-term options (like after-school programs) that are looking for reliable, consistent volunteers over a semester. Click here for service opportunities.
- There are also a variety of opportunities for short-term or one-time service (special events or working in soup kitchens). Click here for short-term opportunities
- Agencies recognize you are a student and are usually very flexible concerning time constraints.
Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer:
- Volunteer experience enhances your resume' and transfer applications.
- Give something back to your community.
- Gain experience in your field or experiment with something new.
- Support a group or cause you feel strongly about.
- Develop a sense of social responsibility and improve your community awareness.
- Volunteering with your friends, partner, or children can be a great bonding experience.
- Giving back makes you feel good!
- You become an active member of your community.
- Volunteer work may be a course requirement or an extra credit options.
- You're doing something great.