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Ways you can volunteer on campus

It can be tough to figure out how to balance volunteering in the community with all the other responsibilities on campus. I know I’ve missed out on a lot of opportunities trying to keep up with my work-study job and my class work; it can be hard to find time to volunteer.

Rodney Smith, Jr. posted this photo alongside the 93-year-old woman whose lawn he and colleague Terrence Story mowed as part of their Raising Men Lawn Care volunteer organization. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Rodney Smith, Jr. posted this photo alongside the 93-year-old woman whose lawn he and colleague Terrence Story mowed as part of their Raising Men Lawn Care volunteer organization. (Credit: Huffington Post)

But if you’re like Rodney Smith, Jr., then you can create a opportunity to make a difference in your community. Smith, a senior at Alabama A&M, is the founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service, which provides lawn care for people in need in the Huntsville, Alabama community. Read more

Join the SCA this MLK Day and volunteer in your community!

Does your New Year’s resolution include finding ways to give back to your community? If so, this is a perfect opportunity for you! This month, join the hundreds of Student Conservation Association (SCA) volunteers who will come together to pay tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Find out how you can help your community on MLK Day. (Credit: The SCA)

Find out how you can help your community on MLK Day. (Credit: The SCA)

Check out the opportunities available so you can give back to the public lands in your area on MLK Day. Read more

Pay it forward — How to be a more thankful person this year

Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity

Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity

When we’re wrapped up in the routine of school and work, it’s often easy to forget to not only take time to stop and smell the roses but also to appreciate how beautiful they are in the first place. We are overwhelmed with our to-do list and forget that we have many things to be thankful for. This holiday season, why not try to be a more thankful person by changing your outlook on life, taking the time to volunteer at shelters, giving back to your community through time spent at the local children’s hospital, and learning to pay it forward for the next person. You never know what difference one random act of kindness can do for another. Read more

Think outside the box: Volunteer for an alternative summer break this year

Alternative summer breakAlthough spring break has passed by already, it’s not too early to plan ahead for how you’ll spend next year. Or better yet, plan to spend a portion of your summer break volunteering with an alternative break organization. Alternative spring break plans are gaining in popularity and some organizations have to limit the amount of applications accepted, so you’ll want to beat the pack. Read more