On April 9-10, Lewis and Clark Community College student volunteers helped nine local businesses.
“The goal was to match as many students with the community – to show that Lewis and Clark Cares,” said Jared Hennings, co- adviser of the Student Government Association.
As this was the first year for Lewis and Clark Cares, the hope was that at least 20-25 students would be willing to offer their help, a goal that was exceeded.
“I think it’s a good idea for the community and students,” said Heather Williams, an Occupational Therapy Assistant student.
Activities volunteers covered were a wide range, from reading and playing with the kids at Riverbend Head Start, to landscaping at the Alton Housing Authority, as well as helping at 5A’s, a local animal shelter.
It is also a way for the students to see that their volunteer work can have benefits for not only those they are helping, but themselves as well.
National Volunteer week, April 6-12, is the example that Lewis and Clark Cares is based off of.
For more information on volunteering, contact Jared Hennings at (618) 468-6400