Brings Out UNCP's Best
great!" said Talena Chavis, who was recruiting volunteers to be
Angels for a Day. "A whole sorority just signed up."
Members of the Zeta
Tau Alpha sorority signed up to be companions for elderly people in
Robeson County with the Native Angels Homecare Agency. They will visit
with and do light housework for elderly shut-ins, Ms. Chavis said.
UNCP students participating
in the LSOP program performed almost
5,000 hours of community service last year at schools, hospitals, churches,
nursing homes, animal shelter and more. Abdul Ghaffar, who directs the
Leadership Service Opportunities Program (LSOP) on campus, expects even
more this year from the growing program.
"My hope is
that our LSOP students will perform 10,000 hours of community service
this year," Mr. Ghaffar said. "People who do not believe that
college students care about their communities should see this."
On Wednesday, hundreds
of students signed up at booths representing more than 30 community
"It was a very
good turnout this year for both agencies and students," said coordinator
Lisa Schaeffer, who is director of Career Services. Anthony Petty, AmeriCorps
"I go to a
lot of volunteer fairs like this," said AmeriCorps North Carolina
recruiter Anthony Petty, "but this is a very good one. AmeriCorps
is the domestic Peace Corps, so it is a good fit for young people in
said Frances Thomas, recruiter for Reading for Success, an elementary
reading program of the Robeson County Church and Community Center. "Students
are signing up."
The Volunteer Fair
was sponsored by Student Activities and Career Services. To contact
LSOP to volunteer or to find volunteers, call 910.521.6207.
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