Jackson College encourages employees to volunteer in the community. Volunteers are important to the vitality of a community. Whether working with emergency services or a scout troop, in a community clean up campaign or as a nonprofit board member, time and skills given to others support healthy communities.
The participant received training in leadership and teambuilding while enjoying a sense of accomplishment and pride in giving back; the community may be able to leverage volunteer efforts with financial support which will expand services; the College becomes a part of the solution to community problems, and everybody wins!
Community Service Examples
The following types of activities are perfect examples of serving our community:
- Direct Service – such as river clean up, tutoring, spending time in a nursing home
- Indirect Service – such as computer data entry, fundraising, food collection, board or committee work for a nonprofit.
- Civic Engagement – advocacy or community organizing, such as beautification, mural painting, or community surveys.
How do I find out about available activities?
- JC organized activities - several times each year JC will be organizing community service activities. These events will be publicized on campus, and they are posted on the Community Service calendar on the Human Resources website.
- Community Service Opportunities with area organizations are also provided on the Human Resources website.
- Jackson Nonprofit Support Center – Complete the JNSC Volunteer Application then call the center to learn about volunteer opportunities.
- Schools – your local schools need people to help with reading tutoring and other activities.
- Other – Most nonprofit organizations need volunteer help.