Lewis and Clark Cares was held April 13-17. During that week, students who participated came together to help others and their community.
Lewis and Clark Community College participated for its second year in a row in honor of National Volunteer Week. L&C hopes that by encouraging students to donate their time to organizations in need, that it will not only help the community, but also help students grow as people.
According to the National Volunteer Week’s website, PointsofLight.org:
“National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.”
National Volunteer Week, created by Points-of-Light, was established in 1974 and has grown ever since. Today, there are thousands of volunteer opportunities in every community.
At L&C, students had opportunity to volunteer, helping children in the Alton Boys and Girls Club, or at the Madison County Child Advocacy Center Fair in Alton.
“Being a Girl Scout, I have done plenty of volunteering for my community. It is great to see Lewis and Clark getting out there and doing something proactive for the community,” said Sarah Dhue, a computer graphics student at L&C.
Students participated by taking care of animals during volunteered time at the Five A’s Animal Shelter in Alton. L&C offered a variety of opportunities to fit every student’s interests and schedules.
“Lewis and Clark Cares is just an opportunity for L&C students to give back,” Student Activities Advisor Jared Hennings said. “Last year was the first year we had planned this volunteering opportunity for students. We had about 70 students who participated, and this year, we exceeded that with approximately 80 students volunteering total.”
To participate in campus events, contact Jared Hennings at
(618) 468-6400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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