We get it, learning where you fit in on campus can be daunting, but thanks to our Find Your Impact sessions getting involved has never been easier.
Each semester the VAC hosts representatives from local organizations for a panel discussion of their work and mission. They also share open volunteer opportunities – from one-off projects to long-term placements. Students get a better understanding of what kinds of volunteers organizations are looking for and what work they’ll be expected to do. We also help students understand how working with outside agencies can develop skills and foster meaningful connections with non-profits in the community.
This year, each info session will focus on a few of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. September’s goals are “Quality Education” and “Gender Equality.” We’ll have speakers from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas, Girl Scouts of America, Beautiful Lives and our own program Dream B.I.G. (Believing in Girls). Each of these programs focus on gender equity, mentor-ship and youth development. So, if you’re interested in volunteering with any of these groups or just want to know more, visit the session – and you can even log a volunteer hour just for showing up! Panel begins at 4 p.m. on Tuesday Sep. 24 in the Pat Walker Health Center on Campus. Sign up on GivePulse. And keep an eye out for our next FYI sessions each month this semester.