It can be challenging for servicemembers to transition out of active duty. For student veterans, this hurdle can be twofold when trying to adjust to campus life as well. One remedy to this shift is to get more involved in the community by volunteering.
What are the benefits?
Volunteering can help you re-develop your civilian identity by introducing you to new skills and people in the community.
Additional benefits include the chance to meet other students and make friends and opportunities for career advancement through networking.
Where can I find opportunities?
Saint Louis University makes it easy to get involved. You can select any number of opportunities from the Center for Service and Community Engagement (CSCE) or visit SLU’s Community Partners Database to view more options.
You can also assist individuals by joining SLU’s Disability Services Club or help on a larger scale with the following programs:
How do I choose?
Make sure to select a volunteer position you are passionate about or that fits your career goals. If you are still unsure, fill out SLU’s Service Interest Form based on your accessibility and interests and a member of the CSCE team will contact you regarding volunteer opportunities that would best suit you.
When should I start?
Decide if you want to volunteer on a one-time basis or make a longer commitment. The sooner you begin, the sooner you can make a difference and experience immediate satisfaction in your life.
For more information, contact:
Center for Global Citizenship, Suite 130
3672 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108