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Cameron University believes Community Service is integral to a productive campus. As such, we promote local volunteer activities for students, faculty, and staff.
Cameron also partners with local agencies to provide opportunities for both campus groups and individual students to serve.
Cameron's Service Facts
During the 2013-2014 academic year,
- Cameron University students logged approximately 4961 hours of community service
- PLUS Scholars logged 1364.5 hours
- Cameron University Athletes logged 2990 hours
- Sigma Tau Gamma logged 183.33 hours
- The Day of Caring benefitted from 91 volunteer hours while Holiday in the Park benefitted from 84 volunteer hours.
- In Oklahoma, one hour of volunteer work is valued at $20.88. This means that the dollar value of Cameron University's student volunteering was $103,585.68!
Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer:
#10: It's good for you! Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:
- Reduces Stress - Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
- Makes you healthier - Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.
#9: It saves resources. Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.
- The estimated value of a volunteer's time in Oklahoma is $20.88 per hour.
#8: Volunteers gain professional experience. You can test out a career.
#7: It brings people together. As a volunteer, you assist in:
- Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal.
- Building camaraderie and teamwork.
#6: It promotes personal growth and self-esteem. Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
#5: Volunteering strengthens your community. As a volunteer, you help:
- Support families (daycare and eldercare)
- Improve schools (tutoring and literacy)
- Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
- Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)
#4: You learn a lot. Volunteers learn things like these:
- Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
- Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
- Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
#3: You get a chance to give back. People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility. Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community amd the people who live in it.
#1: You make a difference. Every person counts!