Amanda Shaffer volunteered for the Lions Club of Cranbury, a charitable organization that is one of many Lions Clubs International, a volunteer organization that spans 207 countries and involves 1.35 million volunteers, who help out in schools, hospitals, and senior centers, and many other community outlets. Amanda channeled her artistic skills in her volunteer work, creating collages that displayed volunteers at work, which she said was an eye-opening experience.
“Through making collages [for the Lions Club of Cranbury], I learned that I could use my art skills to benefit others. There are many different ways of helping the community, and this experience has shown me that civic engagement is not just volunteering in soup kitchens. I will try to find more activities that pertain to my area of study in the future.”