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Community Service Options
Transcript of Community Service Options
Services volunteered by individuals or an organization to benefit a community or its institutions.
voluntary work, intended to be for the common good, usually done as part of an organized scheme.
Why Do Community Service?
Personal satisfaction: knowing you provided time and effort to help someone
Benefits of Community Service
Volunteering connects you to others
UIC Sport Club Responsibilities
Resume booster: Many colleges and jobs require community service to be considered or favor applicants who have experience doing community service.
Educational experience: Community service is not only an opportunity to put your skills to use, but is also a chance to gain new skills in an unfamiliar environment.
Volunteering is good for your mind and body
Volunteering can advance your career
Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life
Community Service Opportunities in Chicago
Chicago cares registration link
I know you can't read it.
But here's an idea of what/how much
came up with those search
Event example link
-chicagocares.org signs you up for an event
-chicagovolunteer.net gives you contact information
There are countless opportunities elsewhere.
These are just two databases to assist
Note that COMMUNITY SERVICE IS REQUIRED!
failure to do community service results in automatic probationary status
Clubs have until the end of the academic year to complete requirements
Thanks for coming!
Volunteering helps you make new friends and contacts
Volunteering increases your social and relationship skills
Volunteering increases self-confidence
Volunteering combats depression
Volunteering helps you stay physically healthy
Volunteering can provide career experience
Volunteering can teach you valuable job skills
Consider your goals and interests
•Would you like to work with people or would you rather work in solitude?
•Do you prefer to work alone or as part of a team?
•Are you better behind the scenes or do you prefer to take a more visible role?
•How much time are you willing to commit?
•How much responsibility are you ready to take on?
•What skills can you bring a volunteer job?
•What causes are important to you?
How to find the right volunteer opportunity