Student volunteers are encouraging their peers to roll up their sleeves and give back to the WKU community.
On Feb. 14, there will be a service fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DUC Courtyard, where several service organizations will have the opportunity to share information about their respective groups.
“It’s a great way that students can easily get involved on campus,” said Lexington senior Morgan Mickelson, a student representative of GreenToppers.
Organizations scheduled to attend include FeelGood, Americans for Informed Democracy, GreenToppers, Habitat for Humanity, the ALIVE Center and Share A Swipe. Each of these organizations will have a table at the fair where students can talk with group members and receive information about different ways they can volunteer.
“We want to get as many organizations on our campus and in our community involved with the fair,” said Louisville junior Meg Kennedy, co-president of AID.
Elizabethtown senior Andrew Gott, a member of three organizations participating in the fair, helped to organize the event.
Gott, a member of AID, GreenToppers and FeelGood, said he noticed that these groups were having trouble gaining students and community interest, so he wanted to do something about it. Gott began contacting other service organizations to generate interest about the fair so a variety of groups could be represented.
Gott said he hopes that as a result of the fair, students will be more aware of service opportunities around campus and the community.
“I am just very passionate about volunteering and helping others, and I imagine there are many others on campus that feel the same way,” Gott said. “I feel like helping others is kind of a responsibility we have as college students.”