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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I found the entire experience to be very affirming. It gave me a greater understanding of exactly what I do and its importance in the big picture - it also helped me... think more clearly not just about who we are and what we are actually doing, but who we are called to be and how that may be changing - and what should not change. It helped me as a leader, deeply and personally.

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--Participant, Uplifting Nonprofit Leadership Discussion Series

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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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Civic reflection helped me process and think about my experiences on a larger scale, not just as day-to-day service -- helped me see the bigger picture.

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--AmeriCorps Project YES! member, 2011-2012

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