University of Delaware
December 14, 2017

Engaging with Diverse Communities

The Value of Community Service Community Service is something a lot of individuals get involved in with hopes of making a positive impact and giving back to our local communities. Often times, we underestimate the effect community service can have on our lives. It is an experience that can lead us to discover new passions, […]

The definition of service.
December 12, 2017

Service Redefined

The Stigma of Service The definition of “service” is strikingly surprising to the general population, especially the student population on our campus. In my time as a Community Engagement Ambassador and a member of the service-heavy Blue Hen Leadership Program, I have heard many interpretations of service falling along the lines of “volunteering” or “getting […]

College students sitting on deck with their feet hanging over the side. a
December 7, 2017

Service Starts with One Small Step

Sometimes, We Think Too Big Too often in the realm of community service we think too big. We want to feed the hungry, cure the sick, shelter the homeless and fix the environment. These are admirable goals, and the inherent nobility of pursuing them is undeniably an important factor in what drives us to serve […]

Five friends stand together holding big flowers at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
December 5, 2017

How to Find Your Passion in Service: The First Steps

As with any new experience, entering the world of community service can seem like a daunting task. You might be overwhelmed by all of the different issues you see every day in your community and find it hard to know where to begin. Or maybe it’s something you’ve never really thought much about before, but […]

College class huddles around a long table with Joe Biden. Everyone has a cup of UDairy ice cream.
December 1, 2017

Becoming an Active Citizen

Entering my senior year at the University of Delaware I am reflecting on how much I have grown in my time here, especially through service and community engagement. While I did volunteer work in high school, the needs of the community were not an everyday priority in how I lived my life. Being an active […]

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