‘Tis better to G.I.V.E. than to receive
It’s the season of G.I.V.E-ing again! Groups Involved in Voluntary Efforts (G.I.V.E.) has resumed their competition and is calling on all organizations, whether they be clubs, sororities, fraternities or campus organizations, to start logging hours for all the community service and events you do this year! Just as a reminder, community service must be performed for the greater community. Guidelines can be found at www.pacific.edu/reachout.
Awards will be given at the end of the year for the groups that log the highest total hours and highest total hours per member. Please register your organization by filling out a G.I.V.E. Organization Registration and return to the Center for Community Involvement by Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. These can be found on the website and in the center.
Please do not set up your organization as an agency, as that is not related to the competition.
Important notes about what will count as service include: your service must be non-paid, the activity or event must be charitable, the event or service must be facilitated or supervised by an official, non-profit organization, volunteer hours proselytizing religious and partisan political groups are not eligible and the event or service must benefit the community and must take place within an 80-mile radius of Stockton.
Some helpful tips to keep the hours coming in are to use the Center for Community Involvement’s online database of non-profit organizations to find volunteer opportunities that your organization can do together. For events specific to your organization, fill out a “Volunteer Event Request” form before the event.
The CCI will post it on Reach Out Online and your members will be able to log their hours immediately following the event.
Direct comments and questions regarding the G.I.V.E. Competition should be emailed to the firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to continuously check Reach Out Online for future volunteer opportunities, get involved!
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