When I set out to plan my first Service Saturday as Director of SAVI I never thought it would be as impactful as it turned out to be. We had a great turn out of students actively participating in the service project. Some students washed cars, others collected donations and others advertised with posters and brochures for more people to come to the car wash. It was amazing to see the team work of the students coming together, dividing the work, and helping each other. The students enjoyed what they were doing and were glad to help. In total, we raised $288!
After the car wash we took a tour of the Tomorrow’s Rainbow farm, and the students got to see what exactly they were raising the money for. Tomorrow’s Rainbow provides a kind of unique therapy for children with real life play areas where they can remember a loved one that has passed away and tell their story through their actions. We raised money in order for them to build a medical play area for the children to help them cope with that loss in their lives. It was an amazing experience to see the animals and the play areas where everything comes alive. I was pleased with the service project as the students were too. “This was meaningful” one student commented while reflecting on the day. It truly was exactly that.
-Lisandra Jimenez, SAVI Director
Event: Habitat for Humanity
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012
Time of Event: 7:30am- 4:00pm
Location: At a Palm Beach County build site (Jupiter Campus)
Description: Students will aid in the construction of a home, including painting and landscaping. Signups take place Monday, October 1 in the Burrow at 7:00 pm. Transportation will be provided.
Contact: Hannah Norcini, email@example.com, 561-799-8591
Event: The Clothes Line Project and Changing the Seams
A Domestic Violence Awareness Event sponsored by SAVI, the FAU Counseling Center and the FAU Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service
Date: Thursday. October 4, 2012
Time of Event: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: The FAU Traditions Plaza ( Book Store Lawn Booca Raton Campus)
Description: Individuals and student clubs/organizations bring a pair of jeans or decorate a t-shirt with artful messages against sexual assault. Art supplies will be provided.
Contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-297-3607
Boca SAVI Service Saturday at Tomorrow’s Rainbow
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time of Event: 9:30am -2:00pm
Location: Boca Raton Campus
Description: Volunteers will do a car wash fundraiser for Tomorrow’s Rainbow to raise funds for a new therapy playroom for the children they serve and have a tour of the farm and facilities.
Dress Code: t-shirt, shorts, and closed toe shoes
RSVP: email@example.com or 561-297-3607
Over the weekend, 10 students and staff ventured to Hopes, Dreams, and Horses in Jupiter Farms, FL. Upon arrival, we were immediately in awe of the many horses in the pastures; they were so majestic and beautiful. We each had the opportunity to bring a horse into the stables, with names such as Azland, Robin, and Bailey. The many tasks the group completed include: bleaching the stable, painting jumping posts, fixing insulators and wire on the fences, and bathing the horses. I left that afternoon knowing that we made an impact at HDH, shown even on the horses’ smiles 🙂
-Hannah Norcini, SAVI Director
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FAU 2013 Relay For Life Student Planning Committee
Want to get involved at FAU? Like vOWLnteering? Join Relay For Life at FAU!
Relay for Life at FAU is currently looking for members for their 2012 – 2013 committee chair positions. Relay For Life is an event for those touched by cancer to fight back! It is an 18 hour event held during the spring semester.
We are looking for individuals who are passionate and who want to make a difference at FAU. The committee is made up of 13 positions with sub-committee positions on an as-needed basis.
An ideal candidate for these positions would be someone who:
• Wants to get involved at FAU
• Can committee to 1 – 5 hours a week during the fall semester and 1 – 8 hours a week during the spring semester as this would be a yearlong position (the event will happen in the spring semester, with committee meetings held every other week in the fall semester and once a week in the spring semester leading up to the event)
• A person who isn’t afraid to take the initiative!
• A team player who works well in a group setting
• Isn’t afraid to say, Why Not?
FAU and the American Cancer Society will be holding interviews during the next week or so. If interested please contact:
Krystle McGrady, Relay For Life Event Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your name, contact information, a brief summary of your volunteer experience and skills and any personal connection you may have to this event that you would like to share with us.