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Get Involved and Volunteer During SCC Week of Service

Published: 10/13/2020

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St. Charles Community College’s semiannual Day of Service will be extended to a Week of Service this year, taking place October 25-31 at various locations in St. Charles County.

The event gives SCC students, faculty and staff  the chance to participate in a variety of community service projects across St. Charles County.

“I think that especially this year, people need a little bit of hope,” stated Lili Harmon, an SCC student participating for the first time this year. “These organizations work hard, and I think it's very important to help others out. I personally love to volunteer; it pushes me out of my comfort zone and challenges me.”

This year, the extended event will encourage virtual, remote and a few low-contact outdoor projects in accordance with guidelines for events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I still felt it was crucial for SCC to assist our community partners—many of our community partners continue to offer their usual services to others, and the need for these services is high due to the pandemic,” stated Bryonie Carter, Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Program chair. “I developed the Week of Service so faculty, staff, administration and students can still safely and effectively support one another.”

The response has been positive so far. Since volunteers can complete their projects at any time during the week, many volunteers are opting to complete multiple projects.

“A benefit of holding this event is that volunteers can donate their time beyond our immediate area,” stated Carter. “There are several opportunities for volunteers to research and champion social causes remotely and virtually through social media awareness and writing to Congress. Several national and global initiatives are included as options.”

To sign up, visit stchas.instructure.com/courses/29050. Volunteers must sign up and submit their shirt size by Oct. 14 to receive a free t-shirt.

For more information, contact Bryonie A. Carter at bcarter@stchas.edu or 636-922-8266.

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Students volunteer at a previous Day of Service event at the Crisis Nursery in St. Charles.

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