NSSLHA Volunteering in the Community

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 11:48

Volunteers helping decorate some pumpkins at the Harvest festival for the Big Wave Project.

~ Written By: Sadie Madjidi & Edited by: Shinesh Prasad

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community” – Caesar Chavez.

We at SFSU NSSLHA consists of students that are looking to get involved in the community and lend a helping hand to those in need. Our members are always very active when it comes to community service and getting more hands on experience, especially when it is relevant to our field. That being said, NSSLHA is involved with a variety of different organizations who seek our help. Recently, we worked with Support for Families, for their annual Halloween party and their Holiday Ice Skating Party. It is so heartwarming to see our very own NSSLHA members be so wonderful with all of the children and families at these events.

Our members always show such great flexibility and adaptability at these different events by completing tasks they’re assigned to and showing that they genuinely want to be there. Most importantly, our members always come with an enthusiastic and positive attitude. We also have more events coming up this semester with Support for Families in which we will be volunteering at, such as the Half Marathon, Information and Resource Conference, and Access to Adventure event.

In addition to that, many of our members are also involved with Reading Partners, in which they go to an elementary school weekly to help tutor a child in reading. Some of our members also volunteered at the Harvest Festival for a wonderful program called the Big Wave Project. This program strives to help individuals with disabilities to live and work independently through farming and taking care of animals. NSSLHA is very excited for all of our future and upcoming volunteering opportunities! This semester we hope to be volunteering for a few new organizations in San Francisco such as Meals on Wheels, Lighthouse, and the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP).