24 June 2014

Civically Engaged Scholar June Blog Post



  • Where did you volunteer this month?
  • What was your most rewarding experience?
  • What was your most challenging experience?
  • Did this experience connect to anything else you are learning in any of your classes?

10 comments:

  1. I have volunteered for a few yoga classes and been to a workshop put on by WCG in SLC. It was awesome. That garden is so beautiful! Loved the Wasatch Community Garden atmosphere felt awesome. Such good people. I'm hoping to get more involved but they are not planning on doing a volunteer orientation until the end of July and I need to get my hours started before that. I have also been talking with Real Food Rising and their volunteer nights are only Tues and Thurs nights which are the nights I have class, so that was a big bummer. Still trying to secure one solid place to fulfill the bulk of my hours. In other new, I turned in an appeal to be able to finish my work study so I am hopeful that that will get all sorted out soon. I also started LE 2920 and Math 1030 this last week. It seems like it's going to be an awesome semester and one of my only semesters of college in my four years here that I feel like will be really helpful outside of the world of academia. Volunteering to teach yoga classes in the community has also been an awesome experience. I have learned a lot and been focusing mainly on teaching the senior populations so far. I was really hoping to get involved with Yoga For People but the day they wanted me to volunteer also conflicted with my classes on Thursday. I think I might start offering yoga classes in the park soon as well. Just trying to be open to possibilities. I'm excited for the final semester to finish my AS degree! Whoop, whoop!

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  2. I was finally able to start volunteering this month! I have been volunteering at the Maliheh Clinic, and it has really been wonderful. Since it is volunteer-staffed everyone wants to be there, and they are a great bunch of people. It has been very rewarding to get to know all sorts of different cultures, and be involved with my community again on a real level. So far the most challenging aspect has been realizing that my Spanish needs major improvement! This experience has surprisingly connected with my Statistics class this semester. I'm seeing both how big numbers (such as those used to manage an entire care center) can really apply to each individual person in certain ways, and also seeing the ways in which they have no real effect on the individual level. I'm looking forward to learning more! - L.A.

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  3. I was able to do more volunteering in the Deaf Community this last month. They have been giving me more responsibilities, which is allowing me to work with more people. Because of that I have been able to improve my signing abilities. And because of that I am better able to communicate with those I'm working with, and better able to learn about them. As I get to know them better I get more excited to see them every week, and every week it makes me feel more a part of the Community because the people I work with are excited to see me.

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  4. Shelbie BoutwellSunday, July 06, 2014

    During the summer i've been doing an internship with Country Explosion so I haven't really had time to volunteer at the Grantsville Food Pantry like I normally do. Once Country Explosion is over with I will be able to resume my volunteer work.

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  5. This summer I have just give a few time for my community. I have been volunteering for Comunidades Unidas, but not as much as I used too. Since I have been really busy with school, I have not balance my time with the community and with school. But I like is that I have been taking some leadership workshops in Comunidades Unidas!

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  6. I am volunteering more than ever with the Sandy City Police Explorers, now that I have more time, due to summer break. Well I guess it's not a complete break, because I'm going to school almost full time. I have been trained in traffic control through the Police department, so I have been volunteering at the Sandy City Amphitheater for different fundraisers they have put on for cancer awareness and such. This has definitely been a very unique and different experience. I never before realized how needed traffic controllers are for different events. They are vital to the safety of those attending the event. I am also still volunteering in the Sandy City Police crime lab, I have greatly enjoyed this opportunity, and am looking forward to continuing.

    H.K.

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  7. I volunteered at my children's school all last year. I was the room coordinator and reading tutor. The best part was helping children develop their reading skills. I also coordinated class parties, meetings and events to make it a special and memorable year for teachers and students. It was very fulfilling and enjoyable.

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  8. I volunteered with the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective helping out with the Bike Valet that they offer on Saturdays during the Farmers Market at Pioneer Park. I have also volunteered with The Urban Lunchbox helping take care of 1/4 acre garden. The most rewarding thing I received from these experiences is meeting new people and learning about these organizations that I new nothing about just a few weeks ago. There was nothing that was exactly challenging except for transportation and time getting to the volunteering locations.

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  9. I have been working full-time and have had little time to volunteer. I did finish up my hours at the Maliheh Free Clinic and will continue to volunteer there when I have spare time!

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  10. I came back to read my post for June and did not find it LOL I must have not saved or posted in wrong link. During June I was incredibly busy with my new job working for Best friends. I have continued doing my cat photos for Salt Lake County animal Services, I love helping the cats and now being able to do TNR for my job, helping cats in the community is a dream come true. It is super important to me to continue to do photos for the adult cats at county. i have really enjoyed watching them be adopted, though it is hard when you see certain cats that are there for along time, each one has a unique personality and something amazing to offer. I care for each and every one :) I love doing the facebook album, sharing and networking the cats is a terrific tool to help get their sweet faces up their!~Jessica Vigos

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