Here at the CCE we serve as a liaison between community non-profits and students. Every semester we host a Community Involvement Fair where we give our partners an opportunity to talk to students and meet them in their comfort zone.
On February 8th we hosted the Spring 2017 Community Involvement Fair. More than 30 agencies from the Springfield area came to the Plaster Student Union and talked with students about their organization. Students were met with opportunities galore: service learning, volunteering, and for a lucky few, internships. Even for those that may not have been looking for an organization to get involved with, it was a great chance to learn about opportunities you didn’t know existed.
Personally, I learned about several new community partners and had great conversations with those that I had met before. I was able to walk away more aware of the community and how we can attack issues that plague it. No matter what your passion is, there was an organization hoping to recruit you: mental health, hunger, homelessness, literacy, domestic violence– I could go on forever.
If you are upset that you missed you missed this fair, fear not! There will be another fair next semester! In the mean time, you can keep up with community partners at givepulse.com. If you have questions about service in general, you can visit our website here or visit us at our office in the PSU 131.