Raising Volunteerism Awareness One Student at a Time

Raising Volunteerism Awareness One Student at a Time

WKU ALIVE Center and Student Activities Partner for Project Affect

BOWLING GREEN, KY – On Wednesday, September 9 from 10:30-2:30 P.M. the WKU ALIVE Center For Community Partnerships and the Student Activities; Leadership & Volunteerism Office will host Project Affect- an event to help students get involved on campus and in the community.

With approximately 600 participants and 39 student and community organizations in last year’s Project Affect, both the WKU ALIVE CCP and Leadership and Volunteerism Office look forward to another great turnout this year. Several organizations that participated in last year’s Project Affect will be returning, including the Parker Bennett Community Center.

“As the Project Coordinator for Parker Bennett, I not only look forward to working with the different students, but allowing others the opportunity to get involved.”

Parker Bennett is part of the city of Bowling Greens Park and Recreation Department. The PBCC afterschool program has 97 youth enrolled and caters to 85 daily, making student involvement through service a constant need.

“One of the volunteers I met came by immediately after Project Affect, and we actually were able to hire her for the summer. So, that was really great too, because in the beginning she was just volunteering throughout the school year,” Sabrina Johnson said.

Project Affect will be held at WKU’s Centennial Mall again this year. There are nearly 40 organizations expected to participate in the event. Students can look forward to different activities and projects created by the organizations. Free food and t-shirts will be given to those interested in the various booths while supplies last. Organizations wanting a booth and those interested in volunteering to help make the day a success can visit the website at https://www.wku.edu/alive/ or call 270-782-0082. The last day to register a booth for Project Affect will be September 2.

Project Affect is co-sponsored by the WKU Campus Activities Board and WKU Recreation and Administration. The WKU ALIVE CCP and Leadership and Volunteerism Office are thankful for contributions from the Corvette Museum and Bowling Green Hot Rods.

The ALIVE CCP connects students, faculty, staff, and community members to resources and opportunities for meaningful service and public scholarship, and the Office of Leadership & Volunteerism provides students with a variety of programs to choose from in an effort to promote involvement among the student body at Western Kentucky University.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: