StudentSep 20, 2017Campus News
By: Kassie Dunn

Volunteer and Service Fair

Campus corner correspondent covers this year's Volunteer and Service Fair.
From left: Gab Fletcher '17 and Emily Carr '17
From left: Gab Fletcher '17 and Emily Carr '17
The University of Scranton is a community based on helping others, which is why each year the Volunteer and Service Fair is so important to Scranton students! This year, there were over 60 organizations that attended the fair with the same goal: getting students to sign up and help out their cause. There is a wide range of organizations that attend the fair, which made it hard to narrow down which organization to join! Many of the clubs are returning from previous years, but sometimes there are new charities that start booths to build up their staff. Regardless, each club is formed to help a good cause and it’s always great to get involved!

This year, the Scranton Random Acts of Kindness (RAKS) Club was promoting Hurricane Harvey relief at the fair. Juniors Gab Fletcher, president of RAKS, and Emily Carr, vice president of RAKS, discussed their club. The club is meant to promote helpfulness and provide relief in any way that they can, said Carr.

"We want to help others in any way that we can. Even if it's just raising money to send to help with relief projects, it's better than doing nothing," said Fletcher.

Another charity that is known around the United States is the Ronald McDonald House. This charity helps sick children in their time of need and hopes to overall improve their well-being. Scranton has its own branch and it is holding a 5K run this semester to raise money for the organization.

Missed the fair? Check out current volunteer opportunities here.
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