Many of us, when we stop and think about it, want to be a part of something bigger and better than ourselves. Sometimes, we feel inclined to help others in a meaningful way. However, it can be difficult to know how to fit community service into our busy schedules. Sometimes it seems there are so many options, choosing where we would best contribute our time and talents becomes difficult. To remedy these problems, FHSS’s Office of Civic-Engagement has provided a place to learn how to best get involved in the community, a clearinghouse, if you will.
Early this March, a conference and workshop will feature panels on various aspects of getting involved in local communities. There will be several opportunities to learn how to make a difference. The keynote speakers will be the Five Browns, the musical group who have formed a foundation for survivors of abuse.
Panels will cover topics such as:
- Being involved in local government
- Using an internship to be civically engaged
- How to be civil in public discourse
- Non-profit organization representatives
- Local public officials
According to the United Way, the benefits of service are:
- enrichment through realizing how much of an impact you can have and contributing to positive solutions
- learning through the garnering of new skills one might not have picked up otherwise
- friendships through helping as part of a team
Come learn with us, the best ways to make a difference!
Thursday, March 3, 2016
9:30 am & 6 pm
Wilkinson Center (WILK) Garden Court
Photo courtesy of Flickr.
Have you had a good experience serving others? Tell us about it!