Friday, January 20, 2017

Giving Back-- Rio Staff Learn Through Service

Image of Rio Counselling and Career Services team.  United Way logo: Give, Advocate. Volunteer.  Live United.
Last December, Rio Salado’s Counseling and Career Services team and other Maricopa Community Colleges employees volunteered their time with the Valley of the Sun United Way Project Connect team at Monte Vista Church to assist community members who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness.

Approximately 250 individuals were served; receiving essential resources such as food and clothing, help securing employment services, vital records, state IDs and personal hygiene products.  Each participant was paired with a dedicated volunteer.

This experience gave Rio Salado’s Counseling and Career Services staff an opportunity to take part in an enriching and rewarding community service project, learn more about community services available to people in need and network with more than 30 volunteer providers and partners such as AAA, Vanguard, Nationwide and Wells Fargo.  From this experience, Rio Salado’s counselors are able to share new knowledge, referrals and resources to the students they serve.

We encourage you to take part in future Project Connect events.  

Visit this web page to learn how you can make a difference as a volunteer.