What did you do for your service-learning?
I, along with over 1,000 other volunteers, help the Community Table prepare, serve, and clean-up one meal a day, 365 days of the year.Each volunteer has the privilege to experience all of the steps involved from preparation to clean-up.
What motivated you to choose this project?
I was exposed to this opportunity through a career exploration class, led by faculty mentor Robin Johengen. I have always had an eagerness for helping people and this sounded like a great opportunity to explore.
Is your service-learning relevant to your field of study?
As of now, I am undeclared; however, my eagerness to interact and serve people has inevitably helped narrow my career exploration to health and well-being of individuals and communities.
How did you impact your community?
I have been able to interact with many people in the Eau Claire area that need a meal, which has been a great experience for both me and them. This small action of serving is making a difference one person at a time.
Would you recommend this to other students?
I am a firm believer in learning outside of the classroom and this opportunity to do a service project has allowed me to do so. I recommend all students get involved with your community, the Community Table is a great place to start.
Could you summarize the experience in one sentence?
It's humbling to do something for someone. That's just something you can't put a price on.