Friday, May 16, 2014

Vivat Volunteer Award- Connect with others and have fun!

It can be hard to find time to volunteer with the busy lives that we live. However, given the benefits of volunteering now could be the time to consider making the time to volunteer. 

 Finding the right volunteer activity can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also help protect your mental and physical health. 
The College of St. Scholastica would like to honor those who take the time to volunteer by introducing the Vivat Volunteer Award.

At the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon, the department with the highest number of average volunteering hours will be recognized and receive a framed plaque. 

The average hours will be determined by adding up the total number of hours volunteered by that department and then divided by the number of people in that department to make it equitable. Hours will be accumulated from the day after the luncheon to one week before the next year's luncheon.

Purpose: To recognize faculty and staff at the department level who volunteer at the College for campus wide events such as Homecoming; student activities such as chaperoning dances and Community Day; or beautifying the campus through the gardens or clean up initiatives.
Goal: To increase participation and a spirit of volunteering to better exemplify our Benedictine values especially those of community, stewardship, and hospitality.

This award differs from other awards as volunteering for outside groups and events is honored with the Service to Community award, and the Service to College award recognizes an individual whereas this award recognizes a department.
Below is information about upcoming volunteer opportunities and a link to the Vivat Volunteer award website.
  • Homecoming 2014 by Heidi Johnson
    Lots of various activities to volunteer for all week - Sept. 29 - Oct. 4, 2014. Go to Homecoming web site to sign up.
  • Grandma's Marathon by Elizabeth Jacobson
    The Marathon is Sat., June 21, 2014. We are looking for CSS faculty, staff, students, & alumni to volunteer to provide traffic control - first shift from 6:45 am to 10:15 am & the second shift from 10:15 am to 1:30 pm. Contact to sign up
  • MN State Fair by Jordan Milan
    We need volunteer CSS faculty, staff and alumni to staff our booth in the Education Building to help promote the College to State Fair attendees. Click on the MN State Fair link above for details and registration info.
  • Grandma's Marathon by Dana Moore
    I am in charge of the Hospitality Room for runners located at UMD. The hospitality room is open from 1pm - 10pm Fri., June 20, 2014. We answer questions about the marathon, Duluth and re- stock food and supplies for the runners. Call 723-6721 to volunteer
  • If you have any questions please contact Heidi Johnson;