Service & Volunteerism

​People and organizations in a wide range of sectors and communities emphasize the importance of serving and volunteering, but serving and volunteering are still often seen as extracurricular activities -- done and then set aside. Integrating civic reflection into service and volunteerism can help people feel more connected to the activity and to one another, making service a part of who we are rather than something we get done.

CIVIC REFLECTION IN SERVICE AND VOLUNTEERISM
CIVIC REFLECTION IN SERVICE AND VOLUNTEERISM

Service & Civic Organizations

Civic reflection offers service and civic organizations a chance to explore tough organizational questions, build community, and engage in challenging, thought-provoking conversation about the people and communities they serve.

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What People Are Saying

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Our justice talks were very thought provoking. They helped me look beyond myself and my service with AmeriCorps and focus more on the people I was working for and what they need.

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--AmeriCorps Member, Ohio

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Attending the Center for Civic Reflection’s training made us realize how valuable reflective discussions could be for people involved in conservation. Too often, our work focuses on addressing particular problems with specific solutions. There is not much time given to reflection.

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--Jeannine Richards

Communications Coordinator, Aldo Leopold Foundation

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I think that Justice Talking enabled me to be able to better speak up for myself as well as see what others are going through. With my family background, I was scared to stand up for myself prior to AmeriCorps and this experience, including Justice Talking, has helped with that.

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--AmeriCorps Member, Ohio

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