The purpose of the Community Service Program is to provide students who are involved in Portland State Rec Clubs the opportunity to develop leadership skills, a sense of belonging, and foster civic responsibility through involvement in meaningful service. Administered by the Rec Clubs Council (RCC), Rec Clubs earn money for their clubs by volunteering at non-profit organizations. The Community Service Program rewards Rec Clubs that promote community engagement, club awareness, and fiscal responsibility. Community service helps create a positive image of Campus Rec and the Portland State community and encourages students to give back.
Description of the program:
In addition to annually allocated budgets, The RCC has set funds aside to reward clubs for community service for clubs to use within their club where they see fit. Access to the Community Service fund is dependent on successfully meeting the guidelines set forth by the RCC. The first 8 clubs to complete projects will be awarded $400.
· Service must occur outside of Portland State University.
· Minimum of 5 club members must work for a minimum of 4 hours.
· The money raised from the Community Service Program goes to the club, not to individuals.
· To participate in this program, the club must get the volunteer activity approved BEFORE the service date by the RCC. Forms are available through Orgsync.
· Upon completion of the project, please send the RCC a picture of the club at the project site, with a list of participating members.
· Clubs are allowed to do more than one project, but they must complete the first project before they can apply for another project.