Time and talents

Wright State University students, faculty, staff and alumni participated in the We Serve U Volunteer Fair on Feb. 1 in the Student Union Atrium.

Participants connected with 28 community organizations seeking volunteers during the fair.

Quiana Bickham, who is the senior program coordinator at the Dakota Center, a community center that serves youth and senior citizens in Dayton’s MacFarlane neighborhood, says Wright State students’ time and talents are always welcome.

“Every Wright State student that we’ve had come through the doors of the Dakota Center the kids absolutely love them,” said Bickham.

Hosted by Wright State’s We Serve U, the event encouraged attendees to volunteer for local organizations throughout Raider Country. Representatives from organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Hannah’s Treasure Chest, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, YWCA and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force were in attendance.

“Some students just want to help out, others may need volunteer hours for a scholarship or a course,” said Joanie Hendricks, We Serve U co-chair. “We are doing our best to make those connections.

On March 1, Wright State faculty and staff can volunteer at one of five area nonprofits as part of We Serve U Day. We Serve U Day is a day of volunteerism approved by the university administration for staff and faculty to volunteer at community nonprofits without using time off.

Faculty and staff can register for We Serve U Day by filling out the registration form.

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