Volunteering and Community Partnerships
Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community. But did you know that it can have many benefits for you, too?
Volunteering offers Luckyday Scholars the opportunity to “pay it forward.” Frank R. Day had the vision to create the Luckyday Program. Take this opportunity to give back to the community and The University of Mississippi. Follow Day’s example, and participate in our community partnerships.
It is important to remember that graduate programs and future employers are not just looking for a list of organizations and dates. They want to see a complete picture of you and real examples of your commitment, dedication and interests.
Reasons to Volunteer
Gain Valuable Life Experiences and Skills
Whether Luckyday Scholars tutor high school students or work at a community or school event, they will experience the real world through hands-on work. Luckyday Scholars can use this experience to explore major or career interests.
Meet Interesting People
Volunteering brings together a variety of people. Both the recipients of Luckyday Scholars’ volunteer efforts and their co-workers can be rich sources of insight. For example, maybe they will learn about the legal profession from a former lawyer they visit at a convalescent center.
Volunteering has many other intangible benefits. It can help Luckyday Scholars give back to society, break down barriers of misunderstanding or fear, explore personal issues and even have fun.
Community service projects and volunteer opportunities will be covered extensively during the Luckyday Retreat, and opportunities to participate will occur throughout the school year.
Current Luckyday Community Partnerships
Crenshaw Elementary School in Crenshaw, MS
Green Hill Elementary School in Sardis, MS
Como Elementary School in Como, MS
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs, MS
Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Abbeyville, MS
Habitat for Humanity in Oxford, MS/Lafayette County
If you are interested in volunteering to serve in the community for any of these initiatives please contact Ben Salvador, Luckyday AmeriCorps VISTA at 915-3346 or at firstname.lastname@example.org