Giving Back to Your Community: Fall Service Frenzy
St. Edward's University students will spend a week learning about different volunteer opportunities on campus and in the greater Austin community through various activities planned during Fall Service Frenzy -- Sept. 25-30.
An expected 80 to 100 students will participate in service projects both on and off campus during Fall Service Frenzy. Some students will take ownership of their campus by improving its landscape, building a new trail at the Slaughter Creek Trail and others will learn more about recycling by sorting materials at Austin's recycling center.
"Volunteers provide an invaluable service and assist in meeting the mission of the particular organization," said Lou Serna, assistant director of Campus Ministry. "Every little bit helps, from the smallest task to the largest project."
"In addition to the external impact, our hope is that these opportunities will have a personal impact on the students who participate. These experiences help students gain a better understanding of the community and the needs that exist there, along with their personal responsibility to the local and global community."
More than 30 nonprofit organizations will be on campus during the Fall Service Frenzy Nonprofit Fair to provide information about how students can get involved in the Austin community through volunteering.
View the planned activities (pdf) for Fall Service Frenzy.