By Jennifer Kolarik, Career Coordinator and Janet Hrezo, Brevard Staff
Our students gain so much by participating in local community service opportunities. Each event is an opportunity for them to interact with members of the community who they might not normally meet. In addition, by helping with a variety of tasks, they are able to continue honing their social and career skills. And our students always leave feeling good about their contribution to the community.
Students have a wide variety of options when choosing their community service projects. Recently, students participated in Woofstock to benefit the Greyhound Pets of America’s adoption program. Upcoming opportunities will include the Greek Festival at St. Katherine’s Church, Habitat for Humanity’s Strawberry Festival, The Melbourne Art Festival and The Great American Clean Up / Trash Bash.
In addition to being rewarding, community service projects can be fun too. Where else but Woofstock could you see a musical revue featuring singing and dancing greyhounds? The Greek Festival offers music and dancing, as well as delicious Greek food, while the Trash Bash lets volunteers soak up some rays as they clean the beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches.
The Brevard Center is especially proud of a few students who choose to participate in nearly every community service opportunity scheduled. Special thanks to Zachary Smuckler, Moultrie Woodall, Dodge Meadows, Dave Friedland, and Andrew Maris who each volunteered over twenty hours last semester.