Since the university was first established in 1967, Wright State has always sought to engage its faculty, staff and students in significant community service. Those in search of ways to give back to the local communities should consider visiting the Volunteer Fair on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium.
Sponsored by We Serve U—a Wright State program that provides faculty, staff and students with community service options—the fair will give attendees opportunities to make connections with over 30 area nonprofit organizations.
Representatives from Colleges Against Cancer, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Dayton Crayons to Classrooms, Humane Society of Greater Dayton, and dozens more will be on hand to meet people from the Wright State community motivated to get involved and to engage their time and talents for noble causes.
“We see this as a win-win situation for Wright State as well as our internal and community partners,” said Joanie Hendricks, We Serve U co-chair. “If we connect Wright State with volunteer and community service opportunities, our ties to internal and external community partners will be strengthened.”
In addition to the Volunteer Fair, We Serve U is planning numerous projects for later in the fall semester: We Serve U plans to staff the hydration station for the Air Force 5K, collaborate with the Friendship Food Pantry during Homecoming Week to collect items to be donated to the pantry, as well as a number of other events, activities and community service opportunities.
“Volunteering creates a strong sense of community and an understanding of the resources and needs of a community,” said Hendricks. “It can also be a fun and easy way to find others that share your interests and motivation.”