Students, Organizations Find Match at Community Service Fair

September 08 2017
Category: Campus Life

On Thursday, September 7, the Office of Career Services hosted the annual Community Service Fair in Speidel Gymnasium.

This event, focused on helping students find opportunities to complete their 60-hour volunteer requirement, featured more than 45 local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Tanglewood Nature Center, Chemung County SPCA, and the Clemens Center.

“Through their service hours, students become increasingly aware of the need for human service, appreciate the concept of volunteerism, develop compassion for those in need, and experience the rewards of community involvement,” said Julie Fielding, director of Career Services.

“It was really rewarding and exciting to have so many local organizations here on campus who are ready to host our students for both community service and internship opportunities.”

In addition to the community organizations, student organizations like the Circle K Club, affiliated with the Kiwanis International service organization, also participated in the Community Service Fair. The Circle K Club helps plan annual volunteer and community service projects such as the “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” event.

“Last year, we turned Elmira College campus into a Trick-or-Treating site, and had lots of fun bringing families in the community together with the college community,” said Olivia Cacchione’19, Circle K Club Officer.

Interested in having Elmira College students volunteer with your organization? Please contact Julie Fielding.