Volunteering stays with you: Give Back on April 21

“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead

Between 2008 and 2010, the average national volunteer rate for College Students was 26.7 percent per year. During the same timeframe, average College Student volunteer rates for states ranged from 15 percent to 44, with Kansas in the Top 10 states in terms of student volunteering at more then 34 percent. 

And on April 21, Butler’s Service Learning is inviting you to join in and do something good for the community and good for yourself. You can sign up here.

It’s Grizzlies Give Back Day and it’s chock full of opportunities to help the communities we live in and walk away with that unequaled feeling obtained only by doing good things that help others.

And don’t forget to log your volunteer hours on Butler’s new Volgistics (Vicnet) system to help you keep track of your volunteer hours, on Grizzly Give Back Day and beyond! Volunteering stays with you! Just sign up and log in to start your own personal volunteer tracker. Log it or lose it! 

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Photos from last year’s Grizzlies Give Back Day. 

“It is true — it is small groups of committed people who make a difference in the lives of our students and communities, and I think that Grizzlies Give Back Day is a great example of that,” said Danica Murray, Butler Service-Learning Facilitator and Serve 2 Succeed Coordinator. “This year we will have well over 100 students and staff assisting at 15 sites in Butler County. Talk about impact!”

Registration runs from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the small gym on Saturday April 21. Students will leave campus at 9:30 a.m., arrive at job sites at 10 a.m. and depart by 1 p.m. They will return to campus for lunch, reflection and prize giveaway. There are 15 work site opportunities this year-

  • Two sites to benefit Alex’s House Dog Rescue
  • Andover YMCA
  • Augusta Housing Authority
  • Bethlehem House
  • Butler County History Museum
  • City of Augusta
  • Creative Community Living
  • Flint Hills Services
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Mid Kansas Community Action Program
  • Numana Community Gardens
  • Phi Theta Kappa Highway Clean Up
  • Salvation Army
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
If you have additional questions, contact the Service Learning Office at (316) 323-6877 or servicelearning@butlercc.edu today! 

 

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