Volunteer Fair provides opportunities for students to be engaged in community
Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University students will have opportunities to partner with several agencies on Sept. 6 at the Student Volunteer Fair at Harter Union.
“This is an excellent event to introduce volunteer organizations to Baker students,” said Cassy Bailey, dean of students. “We are seeing more and more Baker students engaged in community service in Baldwin City and in the area.”
Organizations who plan to attend the fair are Baker Serves, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, CLO’s Midnight Farm, ComfortCare Homes of Baldwin City, Douglas County AIDS Project, GaDUGi SafeCenter, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, Harvesters Community Food Network, Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, Spring Creek Farm, Up ‘Til Dawn, Vintage Park at Baldwin City, Willow Domestic Violence Center and Lumberyard Arts Center.
“Our goal is to provide a wide variety of volunteer interests,” Bailey said. “Our students express an interest in wanting to be involved in their communities and making a difference.”
Several of the students end up coordinating volunteer efforts throughout their time at Baker, Bailey said.
“We have many students who take the initiative to lead,” she noted. “We try to empower the students to go out and plan their event.”