Did you know: There are many ways to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in our own community. Find opportunities below!
Salukis Take Action:
Goal # 15 and Goal #12: Join Keep Carbondale Beautiful and Green Earth to pick up litter at Attucks Park and Pyles Fork Preserve Area at 9 a.m. - noon on Sept. 14.
Goal #4: Read for 1 hour per week with elementary school children at the Carbondale Public Library and assist with program activities at SIU's Head Start Program.
Partners in Reading is a free program at the Carbondale Public Library for children in grades 1-5, and a great volunteer opportunity for college students. Kids explore books and reading activities one-on-one with their reading partners (SIU and other college students). Partners select reading materials based on each child’s individual interests.
- Sign up through the Center for Service Learning and Volunteerism (CSLV) or contact Patrick King, (618)457-0354, ext. 315, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head Start: Head Start is a federally funded program, operated by SIU, for income eligible families with preschool children 3- 5 years of age.
Student volunteers can take on a variety of responsibilities:
- Assisting teachers with children in classrooms.
- Assisting teachers with preparation of classroom materials.
- Reading stories to children.
- Assisting teachers with other duties as needed.
- Sign up through CSLV or contact Joyce Guy email@example.com to work out a schedule
Want to have your service opportunity featured in an upcoming post? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SGAT in Excellence Award: University Honors Program
The University Honors Program hosts a weekly opportunity for their students to stop in, talk about their day, and grab some tea! Rather than using single-use cups, they chose to give out reusable mugs to all of the incoming Honors students this year. Want to sip on a cup of tea? Bring your mug! This is a great example of team members encouraging each other, establishing personal accountability and creating a CULTURE of sustainability by contributing to Goal #12.
Keep up the great work,
Saluki Green Action Team