Hundreds attend the annual Volunteer & Mission Fair
Nearly 400 Charleston Southern University students attended the Volunteer and Mission Fair on Thursday, September 20 in the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership. Employers from a broad spectrum of nonprofits, churches and community organizations discussed volunteer, mission and internship opportunities in our community and beyond – including the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity Berkeley County, Operation Christmas Child, Summerville Miracle League, March of Dimes, Windwood Family Services and Communities in Schools – to name a few. Three employers traveled from out of state to strengthen ties with CSU – Café 1040, Census Bureau and Global Frontier Mission all hailed from Georgia.
With an initial goal of 200 student attendees and 30 organizations, the Assistant Dean for The Career Center Dr. Nina Davis Grant said they far surpassed that goal.
“This event truly highlights the vision of CSU,” Dr. Grant said. “The Volunteer and Mission Fair encourages and empowers students to give back to their community.”
She added that several alumni represented their respective organizations as an employee or volunteer. One current CSU student, Tiffany Isaac, is the marketing media specialist for Trident Literacy Association.
“This has been an amazing first experience with CSU’s Volunteer Fair,” Isaac said. “Being a representative at the fair was just as rewarding as being a student.”
The Volunteer and Mission Fair is an annual fall event, and is open to any nonprofit or community organization. To learn more about how to get involved, click here.