The typical college student’s weekend is devoted to sleeping, partying and studying, but this weekend a group of students will go out and do something for the community.
Over 100 students will head out to various volunteer sites in Davis and Woodland this weekend as part of UC Davis‘ Winter Weekend of Service. The Internship and Career Center organizes this weekend of volunteering through Human Corps.
Interest and attendance are up from fall quarter’s volunteer weekend, said ICC internship coordinator Cynthia Goldberg.
The program used to be a week of service, but weekends were always more popular, which led to the creation of the Weekend of Service, Goldberg said.
“All the projects are local and don’t involve particular skill,” she said.
At seven different service sites, Davis students will help make baby hats, sew quilt pieces or get their hands dirty at the UC Davis Arboretum. Other volunteers will be at Woodland’s Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Center or helping with the American Red Cross‘ CPR Saturday.
Each weekend of service has a theme, said Goldberg. This weekend’s is “Children and Families.” In the spring, “The Environment” will bring out more volunteers into the community.
Though sign-ups have already closed for winter quarter’s Weekend of Service, the weekend of Apr. 25 will bring another opportunity to help the local community in one weekend.
For more information on Human Corps, visit humancorps.ucdavis.edu.
SASHA LEKACH can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.