Research InterestsCommunity/Economic Enrichment Gardening Homelessness Poverty Social Justice Women's Issues
CausesGeneral Advocacy Opportunity Youth Children & Youth Crisis Support Domestic Violence Financial Assistance Food Insecurity, Hunger Homeless & Housing Human Rights Incarcerated, Formerly Incarcerated Mental Health Services Poverty & Basic Needs Social Justice
For this assignment I wrote about my time as a volunteer at United Way of Central Alabama’s 2-1-1 Call Center. I wrote about the mission of the agency, my role and experience, and things I gained from my service-learning agency. Volunteering at the agency was a great experience.
Essay on Growing as a Volunteer
For this assignment I wrote an essay on how I have grown since becoming a volunteer at United Way of Central Alabama’s 2-1-1 Call Center. I wrote about how I have grown personally, professionally, and compared my volunteer experience from last semester. I discussed the rewards and challenges I gained and encountered as a volunteer.
Self-Care & Volunteering Handout
The assignment I completed was a self-care and volunteering handout. For this project, I created a handout with self-care and volunteering tips for volunteering at United Way of Central Alabama's 2-1-1 Call Center. I included tips such as being empathetic, be an engaged listener, have fun, make time for self reflection, be confident, and more. I believe my handout is beneficial for future volunteers.
Resource List for Clients of your Service Learning Agency
For this assignment I created a list of resources for older adults and families related to help with the impact of the COVID-19. The resources addressed issues related to financial assistance, mental health and stress management, health care, food insecurity, and more. The list included the resources time of service, location, qualifications, website, and the services provided.
Resource List for College Students
I created a resource list for college students about resources to help with the impact of the COVID-19. I provided resources that can assist with finances, mental health, stress, food, health care, and more.
Complete Mandated Reported Training for Adult Abuse
For this assignment I completed free training for mandated adult abuse reporters. I learned why it is important to report adult abuse and neglect, who is required to report it, how to recognize it, how and when to report it, and what happens after a report is made.