Some of you undoubtedly have civic engagement hours from the 2013-2014 academic year that you still plan to log, but I want to share with everyone what you have done for communities around the world.
Honors students logged a total of 14,450 volunteer hours between August 26, 2013 and May 11, 2014. If you divide that into 8 hour work days, that’s a total of 1,801 days or 360 work weeks or 7.2 years.
Seniors, logged 3,550 hours this year and 12,200 hours over three years at SU (we don’t have stats for 2010). Juniors logged 4,715 hours, Sophomores 4,640 hours, and first year students jumped into community action logging 1,510 hours.
Students volunteered on the Syracuse Westside, on campus, in their home towns, during spring break and while studying abroad. Projects included staffing tables for a variety of organizations at dozens of different events, passing out water bottles at races, giving blood, reading with pre-schoolers, walking dogs, grooming horses, making music, making art, making puppets…….making the world a better place!
It’s not too late to log your hours from the past year. It’s not too early to begin to plan your next volunteer event.