Service Corner Volunteer Opportunities
If you are like so many of us, wanting to get involved and help our community, but are not sure where to start, the Bennion Center has a perfect fit: the Service Corner, located at the Bennion Center kiosk on the main floor of the new Kahlert Village first-year residence building on campus.
Its priority is addressing community identified needs through ongoing, one-time projects that are both impactful and relatively simple to do on your own (or physically distanced with friends). They are designed to be picked up quickly and can be done anywhere or any time to fit into your daily or weekly schedule.
The Service Corner projects currently offered include writing and decorating greeting cards to senior citizens at the Capitol Hill Senior Center, knitting adult sized winter hats, and sewing face coverings for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greeting cards can contain any kind of positive message. From holiday cards to general greetings, it is up to you! All supplies needed to complete each project are available for pickup and/or checkout from the Service Corner kiosk located on the main floor of Kahlert Village, and there is a training video for people who are new to knitting using a loom. Sewing experience is preferred for the face coverings since the Service Corner is currently unable to provide training at this time. There are also limited opportunities to trace and cut fabric for face coverings if sewing is not your forte.
Plus, this year the Service Corner is introducing Service Corner Nights, where you can come for just two hours and help with a unique project (physically distanced, of course). Remaining this fall, there will be one held on November 10th and 17th, with more spring semester dates and various times to come. Registration for these events is required, but once you’re registered, all you need to do is show up to participate in a short, one-time volunteer project like putting together Thanksgiving craft kits, building kits for students in quarantine, and more. Spots fill up fast. So, secure your spot at the Bennion Center website or the Service Corner page ASAP.
On top of the flexible opportunities the Service Corner offers, we also want your ideas. If you have identified a need in the community that is not being addressed, there is availability for group projects, recommended by you, that will do exactly that. To get going on a new project, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During these unprecedented times, your help is more valuable than ever. We understand that so many of you are busy with school, work, family, friends, and other endeavors. That is exactly who the Service Corner is designed for. Any and all contributions make a huge difference in the lives of those in need. If you have one day, or even one hour, the Service Corner has something that could use your support.
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Blog post written by Kaden Dailey, Comm Team Editorial Specialist.
Video filmed/edited by Carlos Phouthavongsay, Comm Team Video Specialist.