At CGA we encourage students to develop their interests outside the classroom by offering a variety of extracurricular activities. Through Crimson Community students can connect with others who have similar interests. If you want to give back to society through a variety of causes, the Volunteer Club is the place for you. Learn more about this club and how to join in on the fun!
As the name suggests, the volunteer club is a place where students can give back their time to society. Through the club sessions, you will learn about global issues, make an impact in your community and change lives by undertaking exciting volunteering opportunities anywhere in the world.
The Volunteer Club is led by Audrey Damon-Wynne, who also leads Model UN at CGA. She was awarded a grant from the U.S. State Department to develop an international student exchange program, with the goals of promoting mutual cultural understanding and immersion. Over five years the program impacted more than 100 students and 25 teachers. She also launched, developed, and led a Model U.N. program in Madison, Wisconsin, which grew over 20 years to an award-winning club with 75 students participating annually in as many as four international level conferences. Audrey is a College Board-certified AP instructor with over 20 years of high school teaching experience. She holds both a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Social Sciences, and her honors include both a Fulbright Fellowship as well as a Fulbright Distinguished Teaching award.
Each student will choose a new volunteering project based on a global issue. Then the group will come together and decided to commit to it as whole. Then, each member can implement it in their own community and later lead club discussions on the outcome and the experience. Students will get to connect with their peers and work closely with the organization of their choice.
As part of the club activities, students can participate in projects, conferences and show their impact by joining organizations such as Global Issues Network (GIN).
No previous knowledge is required to join the club. New students may join at any time as long as space is available. Depending on the type of activity a student chooses, there might be material required.
All you have to do is fill out a form and you will be on your way. The club runs year-round and meets once a week.
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