Community Outreach through the Volunteer Center
During the past year, there is no doubt that the continued practice of community outreach through the Volunteer Center has made a major impact on the college and the community. Students have participated in projects that have spanned from Community Hunger Homeless Cleanups, River and Stream Cleanups, mentoring in local high schools, arts and crafts programs with the developmentally disabled to the Alternative Spring Break to H.O.M.E. in Orland, Maine. The center has continued its practice of having a day devoted to a Freshman Class Community Project and having the Student Government Association identify an on-going volunteer project for each year. Each club will identify a project for the 2000-2001 academic year. The Volunteer Center has given people who care about their community, environment, and world the legitimacy they need to bond and unite. It has become “”cool”” to volunteer on the campus and in the community. It has brought the mayor and council into the campus community and shown local leaders that our students have real leadership qualities.
The Volunteer Center has been in contact with more than 50 non-profit agencies in the area and has participated in many civic events. In addition to serving on many of the mayor s projects, volunteers and contributions have been provided to local cultural festivals, Make a Wish, and MASSPIRG.
Contact person: Cindy Flynn, Coordinator, Volunteer Center
Volunteer Center web site: http://www.fsc.edu/sacc/volunteer_center.html
President: MICHAEL RICCARDS
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