Day of Service event seeks volunteers
February 12, 2013
Approximately 182 students and community friends participated in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Day of Service event last year. Volunteers are welcome for this year’s event which will take place March 2 and will include activities at nonprofit organizations such as Houston Food Bank, Krause Children’s Center and more. Pictured are students from the university’s Clinical Psychology Students Association who volunteered last year at Triumphant Tails Inc., a local canine rescue organization. To register for this year’s event, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/slice/Day_Of_Service or call Assistant Director of Student Life Jennifer Clark, 281-283-2611.
UH-Clear Lake invites the community to lend a helping hand at the annual Day of Service March 2. A special kick-off reception will be held March 1, 6 – 8 p.m., in the university’s Bayou Building, Forest Room, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.
“The service day is designed to encourage participants to think more purposely about the service they engage in, to connect with the “bigger picture” and to inspire them to get more involved in the community,” says Assistant Director of Student Life Jennifer Clark.
UH-Clear Lake’s Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement program sponsors the program as part of its community outreach activities. Students, faculty, alumni and community friends are invited to participate.
The Collective Power of One – International founder and President Dr. Sathya Kalangi will offer the keynote address at the kick-off reception. Day of Service helps volunteers understand the service they provide to the local community, as well as develop skills crucial to the success and lasting impression of their volunteerism. Participants will receive a SLICE t-shirt and reflection journal.
Last year, 182 university students along with family and friends to work on 11 community projects on the Day of Service, says Clark.
Nonprofits organizations receiving assistance in recent years include Baytown Habitat for Humanity, Houston Food Bank, Houston Area Women’s Center, Krause Children’s Center, Moody Gardens, Hope Village and more.
Pre-registration is required for volunteers. Participation times and locations will vary according to project. All volunteers must be 18 years or older.
For more information about the Day of Service and volunteer opportunities, contact Assistant Director of Student Life Jennifer Clark at 281-283-2611 or email@example.com
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University of Houston-Clear Lake offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctoral program, from its four schools, which include the School of Business, School of Education, School of Human Sciences and Humanities, and School of Science and Computer Engineering. For more information about the university, visit http://www.uhcl.edu.