Local organizations offer volunteer opportunities 

It’s nearly spring break again, and while many Del Mar College students will be looking for the liveliest spots to hang out and celebrate, some will be spending time volunteering and giving back to the community.

“Volunteering shows you are willing to go outside your comfort zone and are taking an interest and responsibility in your community,” said Vanessa Adkins, DMC Career Development coordinator.

Even a bit of volunteering done over a short time like spring break will be “definitely valuable” on their resume, she said.

“It’s all about networking. You never know who you might come across at a volunteering event,” Adkins said.

Many organizations across Corpus Christi have volunteering opportunities for students, Adkins added.

One of the opportunities available is called Chicktime Corpus Christi. In this event, a different volunteer hosts a fun activity for the girls housed at the Bokenkamp Children’s Shelter.

The Art Museum of South Texas is also offering volunteering opportunities. According to Angela Resendez, museum attendant, they have a teacher’s assistant program during spring break where students assist teachers in schools throughout the area.

Another organization looking to fulfill roles is Trio Hospice, and they said they are looking for direct care volunteers and administrative volunteers. Direct care volunteers will be working directly with terminally ill patients providing companionship and other services. Administrative volunteers will work in an office setting to assist with tasks such as data entry, patient information packets, etc.

Any student who completes any kind of volunteering can get credit at DMC by filling out a form from the Student Leadership and Campus Life office in the Harvin Center.

“Upon completion of a minimum of 15 volunteering hours, students will receive a medal during their graduation,” said Estevan Guerra, of Student Leadership and Campus Life.

“Any volunteering done anywhere is good, we just need to see proof of participation from the volunteer organization, and then our director of volunteering will sign it and approve your hours,” Guerra said.

He added that his office is the place to go to with any questions about volunteering.

“We are here to answer questions. We let you know of any opportunities available. All you have to do is ask.”

 

For more information on some opportunities to get involved with, contact:

 

Chicktime Corpus Christi:

Amanda Martin

corpus@chicktime.com

(361)549-6118

 

Art Museum of South Texas:

(361) 825-3500

www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org

 

Trio Hospice:

361-779-5456

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas:

(361) 888-8500

 

CHRISTUS HomeCare:

(361) 994-3400

 

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