For the past four years, volunteering has been a big part of my life. It not only has taught me valuable life lessons, but it has shown me the impact one simple thing can do to a person’s life.
I first started volunteering in high school. One project that I’m still reminded of is the one in which I started with my high school Key Club. It was called Operation Christmas Child. We donated over 140 presents to Shriner’s Hospital and The Christmas Box House.
Service takes only a little of your time to get involved. There are many ways you can be involved, even here at Salt Lake Community College. If you are looking for a leadership role, you can join the Salt Lake Community College Student Association (SLCCSA), or join one of the many clubs that we have at our fingertips.
If service is what you are truly passionate about and are looking for a place to volunteer, head down to the Thayne Center at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus and find numerous service opportunities. If you can’t find what you are looking for, log onto OrgSync, where you can search through over 150 various Service Partners for volunteer opportunities.
My goal as Service Chair this year is to get more students involved in the local community. Another main focus of mine is to open more volunteer opportunities to students that could lead to possible partnerships or even future job opportunities.
Recently, I’ve partnered with Salt Lake County in the Adopt-a-Spot program. With this project, we will be doing environmental work to help better the Jordan River Parkway Trail. This project will take a lot of hands to accomplish. Our efforts in this project will not only benefit in the short term, but help benefit the future of the community as well. If you are interested in volunteering for this project, or if you would like to participate in other service projects, feel free to visit me in the Student Life & Leadership office.
Service Chair, President’s Board