The Upward Bound Program prides itself on active participation in the community. That's why we provide our students with several rewarding service learning experiences. Through the creations of frequent and sustainable service learning partnerships, our scholars will develop a greater sense of community responsibility, to accomplish such, we place students with community organizations, to give them the opportunity of learning leadership skill through volunteering.
Studies show that the more active students are outside of school activities, the more successful the students will be in his/her college career.
For more information on Academic Service Learning at GRCC, please visit the Academic Service Learning Center website.
"Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." — Martin Luther King, Jr.
The YWCA Domestic Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and is in need of volunteers who are able to do the following:
- Cook and prepare meals for residents with food provided. (Can be done more than monthly).
- In-depth cleaning of the shelter. MORE INFO
Reach Out and Read volunteers read stories and look at books with children. They model read aloud techniques for parents encouraging them to read to their children at home. Reach Out and Read volunteers commit to reading once per week for a two hours time period. MORE INFO
Guiding Light Mission http://lifeonthestreet.org/Volunteer Students can volunteer in the office making phone calls to donors, or in the kitchen serving food.
Senior Neighbors http://www.seniorneighbors.org/volunteer.html Students can do a variety of things including assisting in home chores, cooking lunch, and working in the office.
Women At Risk http://warinternational.org/index.php?view=programs&layout=item&id=1&option=com_giving&Itemid=1093 students can get involved by packing and pricing jewelry, assisting with office work, answering phones, coordinating event details, stuffing envelopes, etc.
http://www.westmirefugee.org/volunteer Students can work as tutors and guides on a weekly basis.