In his Presidential Proclamation, President Obama states, “Service is a lifelong pursuit that strengthens the civic and economic fabric of our Nation. With every hour and every act, our lives are made richer, our communities are drawn closer, and our country is forged stronger by the dedication and generous spirit of volunteers.”
Service to others is at the core of Regis University’s mission. It is at the center of our university’s culture and integrated into our higher education degree programs, including Service Oriented Field Experience (SOFE) program at the College for Professional Studies (CPS). Those who work at Regis are given Service Days, enabling them to to volunteer their time and provide a helping hand to charitable organizations in the local area.
To say that service to others is important to Regis is understatement. Which is why we wanted to let you know that we’re at the beginning of National Volunteer Week (April 15 – 21), so if you’ve ever been interested in giving of your time to serve others, now is a great time to start.
If you’re not sure where to turn, there are several websites to get you started, including the Serve.gov website. You can search for volunteering opportunities in the area, or if you’re an organization in search of volunteers, you can post your project to help get the word out and recruit people for your cause.
The Serve site also features “My American Story,” which spotlights volunteer experiences and impact on the lives of every day citizens.
From the National Service Blog, “Last year, 64.3 million Americans gave their time in service. These volunteers spent hours in schools and shelters, hospitals and hotlines, and faith-based and community-groups. They are the everyday heroes who show up day in, day out and make a difference for millions of women and men around the world.”
Where are you volunteering? Share your experiences with us!