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AmeriCorps Alumni Testimonial - Chris Davies
"When I was a college Junior I sometimes felt as though I had been lost in a crowd of faces and names. I was nothing more than one of thousands of students attending SIU. I was not special, or exceptional. I came to Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps: SIU chapter seeking an opportunity to develop myself by helping those who needed it most; it became a life changing experience. I would urge any student looking to do truly meaningful work to apply for a position within AmeriCorps. A position with AmeriCorps is one that fosters responsibility, critical thought, cultural diversity, and a sense of civic duty beyond that which students can find in a classroom. I myself developed skills in event planning, management, coordination, and leadership. These are skills that must be learned, not taught in a class room. Even after your term of service is complete, AmeriCorps will continue to guide your career and open new doors for you. I am currently attending a top ranking graduate school while being awarded an AmeriCorps fellowship worth 40% of my tuition. My institution is just one of many that recognize the quality of AmeriCorps and its Alumni. I challenge the students of today to be more than ordinary, I dare them to be extraordinary; don’t just be a citizen of America, be an engaged citizen through AmeriCorps."
- Christian Davies, 13’ Geography and Environmental Resources
To learn more about AmeriCorps, please click on the following link: AmeriCorps
Please mark your calendars for the Spring Volunteer Fair! The Fair takes place Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 5-7 pm in the Student Center Ballrooms.
Come and meet with the representatives of over 25 different community organizations and hoe you can get involved. You will find an organization or cause that will interest you. See you there!!
The Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism seeks to support and foster the university mission of service by preparing students to be engaged, aware and responsible citizens.
At SIU, service-learning connects students to the community by integrating what is learned in the classroom with community service opportunities. These structured experiences allow students to use their acquired skills to solve real-world problems and reveal how what they have learned will help them make a difference. The ultimate goal of service-learning is that students use their knowledge to become engaged, informed and active citizens that are able to address a variety of social, economic, educational, and environmental issues that face the world.
Attention Faculty and Staff:
This is a follow up to the email you received when faculty and staff utilize student volunteers.
To view the new policy approved by the Chancellor, click here.
To download and use the Assumption of Risk form developed by Risk Management and Legal Counsel, click here.