Connecting with your community by offering your time and effort brings purpose to your well-being and hope to those being served. The Volunteer Network strives to bridge the gap between the students and staff with the surrounding community. Their purpose is to provide service learning experience for those who are interested in getting their hands dirty for a meaningful cause.
Getting involved is as simple as adding their network on ERAU Connection. The Network’s Connection page has specific projects and agencies for the different interests of the students. A student can work with animals at the Animal Rescue Konsortium (ARK) or Stable Haven Horse Rescue. Or, if a student enjoys volunteering with children, ArtHaus (a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing arts education in local schools) is hosting a 15th Annual Street festival this October. These opportunities and more, are just a few clicks away on Connections. A student can also log in and approvall their hours through the page under the “Service Hours” tab. This year the Network is determined to reach a goal of 6,000 hours through the logs of each and every student.
The Network is also open to suggestions from anyone on campus. If you have any ideas or know of an organization you think the student body would be interested in, please stop by there office in the Student Center, room 112 down the hall from WIKD and The Avion. They will be glad to look into the organization and perhaps set up an event on campus to bring awareness to the other students.
If you enjoy getting involved with your community and want to learn more information about certain organizations, you can stop by the Volunteer Office and speak to any of their representatives.