About 20 campus and community organizations will gather in WKU’s Centennial Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 to participate in Project Affect, a student engagement fair aimed at increasing student involvement through volunteerism, service-learning and community-based research.
Each organization participating will host its own booth at the event where they will have information regarding their organization’s services and how to get involved, giving students a chance to ask questions and learn more about what these service-based organizations do for the community of Bowling Green and WKU. Many of the organizations participating will also be hosting some type of service for students that visit their booth, and there will be an ongoing Blood Drive for the American Red Cross.
Holly Conley, volunteer recruiter for the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, is one of the not-for-profit organizations participating in Project Affect. “As a not-for-profit organization, we are always eager to welcome new faces into our camp family,” Conley said. “We have various ways for students to volunteer and make an impact on the lives of some very brave children this fall and year-round.”
Project Affect will also be a great way to expose students to organizations that are somewhat new to campus such as Eat So They Can, an organization aimed at eradicating world hunger and empowering those affected by poverty.
“I am very excited to offer the WKU and Bowling Green community the chance to partake in an international movement to overcome world poverty,” said Kayla Clauson, volunteer ambassador for Eat So They Can. “I believe it is an exciting opportunity to encourage anyone who has a passion to make a difference in the world to learn more about getting involved.”
The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships is partnering with WKU Housing and Residence Life and the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility to put on Project Affect. The campus radio station, Revolution 91.7, will be providing music for the event and will be hosting a table with some free items for those attending. In case of rain, Project Affect will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 in Centennial Mall.
For more information about Project Affect or if you’re interested in hosting a table, contact Jane Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 782-0966.