Stories

2017 Student Corps Lexus Volunteer Fair

Student Corps joined 7th Annual Teen Volunteer Fair with Stevens Creek Lexus on September 16th along with more than 30 other non-profit organizations. The fair associated local students with non-profit organizations providing various volunteer opportunities. Thousands of students from local high schools all over bay area joined the fair and stopped by our booth and dozens of them expressed their interest for either joining or starting a local chapter for Student Corps! For those who left your contact information, we really appreciate that and you will soon receive our greeting emails, so stay tuned!

2017 Asian American Day Festival

On Saturday, September 9th, 2017, a Boston chapter of Student Corps ran a booth at the Asian American Day festival at Boston Common. The group of 40+ students raised money for the A Life A Time organization, which provides medical aid for children with third-degree burns. Through rain and shine, the group kept smiles on their faces throughout the whole day. Great job, students!

2017 Camarillo Chili Cook-Off

The Camarillo Chili Cook-Off took place on September 3, 2017 at Camarillo, CA! A group of Student Corps Volunteers volunteered from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm, with the blistering 99 degree weather! Thanks to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County for providing us an opportunity to volunteer at this popular event. Enjoy the slideshow, and we hope to see you next year!

Words from the National Board: Richard Q.

Dear Members,

It is our passion to help the people and do meaningful things for our community, to improve the environment we are living, and to create brighter futures for our new generations. All of this can be accomplished through volunteering by anyone of any age. However, the capability for younger students to do volunteering is limited. I especially note the lack of volunteer organizations in middle schools and elementary schools, and the only time where students are exposed to volunteering is when they enter high school.

Students always have the potential to change their world.

Student Corps provides an opportunity for all students to lead and shape the volunteering world. Student Corps is 100% led by students, giving them the power to pave the way for change. Students always have the potential to change their world. Our goal is to guide all students in entering the volunteering world and to be passionate about volunteering. In the end, it is not about the award, but rather it is the feeling that you made an impact on the world, one person at a time.

Sincerely,

Richard Q.

Dear Members,

Inspired by my very first volunteer service at Sacred Heart Community Center, I deeply was touched by working directly with the families, single mothers/fathers, and children who were in desperate need of supplies. Volunteer service has not only allowed me to better my community one step at a time, but it also has taught me life-long skills of leadership and compassion; I have realized that nobody needs a fancy title such as being a captain or a president to demonstrate leadership: leadership can simply mean lending a helping hand and showing others how to do it as well. Student Corps has given me an avenue to satisfy my growing desire to help myself and others practice our inherent responsibility to contribute to our community.

Sincerely,

Leo T.