Service Learning & Volunteering
There are many benefits to volunteering in the community!
Student Life staff offers advising to students who want to volunteer at organizations outside the College or want to take part in an upcoming service-learning project sponsored by the College. We will help students find the right organization or activity that matches your interests, values, and goals. Whether you want to work as an individual or as an organization or class, we can find the right service-learning project for you.
Here are just a few:
Build Your Skills and Your Resume
Volunteer work is a great way to build your resume and your skills. When you volunteer, you'll have the guidance of employees who are specialists in their fields. The Permian Basin is becoming a hotbed of civic opportunity so it should be easy for us to help you find an organization where you can develop the skills you seek.
Develop a Career Network
Networking is an incredibly important part of searching for jobs and building careers. Community involvement is one of the best ways to make connections and foster relationships that do just that. Not only will you build a network, many students who volunteer at an organization find lifelong passions and professional mentors.
Enhance Your Education
One of the best ways to learn is through experience. What better way to gain experience than to work at an organization hand-picked to fit your needs and interests? Many educational experiences can't be taught in a classroom.
Create Positive Change in Your Community
Nonprofit organizations are the driving force behind social change. Everything from local, grassroots activism to international politics requires the efforts of nonprofit organizations. And nonprofits can't function without the energy and input of volunteers like you.
Be a Part of Your Community
Community involvement is one of the best ways to feel connected to your community. Even in a rural West Texas environment there are diverse communities all around and the best way to learn about them is to become a part of them. And by the simple gesture of offering your skills and enthusiasm, you will positively impact other lives, as well as your own.