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Take some time to discuss with your group and determine what sort of project would be most meaningful. Here is helpful form for being intentional about your service.
Once you have some ideas about what you’re interested in, its time to find a partner! There are a few ways to search:
Questions to discuss with the agency:
Be Flexible! Volunteer Coordinators tend to be very busy and have to juggle multiple constituencies. Try to start by asking them what sorts of needs they have at the moment. Although you should feel free to make suggestions, don’t be discouraged if your ideas aren’t a good fit. Work together with the agency to find a fit that works for both of you.
Create a Planning Timeline
Now that you have selected a service project, it is time to start planning for the event! Some projects may involve little planning while others may involve months of planning. Decide who will tackle each task and when it will be completed by.
Here are some factors to consider in your planning timeline:
Reflection is an important part of the service experience. It helps
participants process and learn from their experience. In addition, it gives us an opportunity to discuss how our service experiences have transformed our perspectives and will impact future actions.
Take photos! (When/If it is appropriate) If you’d like to include community members in photos, be sure to get permission, especially from parents of minors.
Take to share your service experience with your advisor, the Office of Student Development, or the CCS PAs. We would love to hear about your experiences!
Marquette undergraduates spend an estimated 455,000 hours in service to the community each year.