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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The leadership development component was an integral part of the Justice Talking experience. Listening to others sharing a viewpoint... challenged me to wade into the gray area of the reading instead of standing on the fringe with the... 'this is how it is' crowd. Leading requires listening, but it also requires hearing multiple sides in order to make the informed decision… the discussions challenged me to improve that aspect of my leadership.

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--AmeriCorps Member, Ohio

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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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As a facilitator, these discussions have helped me develop as a leader in a way in which I can easily communicate well with my colleagues, my service, and my desire to continue with my service.

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--AmeriCorps Group Facilitator, Texas

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