Positivity shined at Service-Learning Fair

Students learned about various credit and non-credit volunteer opportunities in the community at last month’s Service-Learning Fair – Dutches K. Richards

Students learned about various credit and non-credit volunteer opportunities in the community at last month’s Service-Learning Fair – Dutches K. Richards

About 100 WCC students, faculty, staff and members of the public attended this year’s Service-Learning Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 10 in Hale ‘Ākoakoa.

“This year was a very good turnout,” said Sharon MacQuoid, coordinator of service-learning. “Everything was very positive.”

Attendees had the chance to learn about credit and non-credit volunteer opportunities with the 38 community organizations present, to pick up informational pamphlets and to talk one-on-one with coordinators.

“I came here to look for volunteer services for my scholarship requirements,” said WCC student Darla Richards. “This fair was interesting and gave me a lot of options to choose from.”

Some of the participating organizations included the Hula Preservation Society, Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, St. Francis Hospital, Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Ronald McDonald House and American Red Cross.

MacQuoid said she was glad to see students from other campuses attending the event. To grow the fair for next year, she plans to use social media to get the word out to even more students.

For more information about service-learning, contact MacQuoid at 236-9225 or wccserve@hawaii.edu.

by Dutches K. Richards, Ka ‘Ohana Staff Reporter