Community Service

Mission

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.

Top 6 Reasons to Volunteer:

#6: 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 is $23.07 per hour.

#5: Volunteers gain professional experience.  You can test out a career.

#4: It brings people together. As a volunteer, your assist in:

  • Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal.
  • Building camaraderie and teamwork.

#3: 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)

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.  Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community amd the people who live in it.

#1: 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 your healthier - Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.
  • Helps your understand community needs - Empathy and self-efficacy can help you better engage in your community.

Annual Cameron-sponsored service opportunities:

Day in the Park – This event, held in the fall of each year, is an opportunity for students to work at local parks to give them a facelift. With over 80 parks in the City of Lawton, a few students working a few hours make a BIG difference.  

MLK Day of Service – Held annually on the MLK Holiday in January, this event partners students with local agencies. Previous service locations have included local non-profit agencies and Elementary and High Schools.

Big Pink Volleyball  – Big Pink Volleyball is a philanthropic event which raises money for Breast Cancer Research. It also just happens to be played with a four-foot pink volleyball.

To get involved in community service, contact Student Activities at 580-581-2217 or online at www.cameron.edu/campuslife.