The Rotaract Club started fall quarter at South Puget Sound Community College and works to improve the community. The club helps students find volunteer opportunities in the local community, said Club Advisor Corrie Martin.
The club ran a coat drive on campus in which staff and students donated clothing. Clothing was collected by placing posters and bins across campus.
Club members also donated toys to underprivileged children last December.
The Rotaract Club meets every week to discuss new volunteer activities students can participate in, and works as a “database of opportunities,” said Martin. The club will also attend volunteer activities as a group, she said.
The club helps members network among the college and community, said Martin. She said an example was future teachers getting involved in a book drive to meet members of the education community.
Aside from the Rotaract Club being a resume-quality club, it is also a wonderful way to give back to the community and help address the needs within it, said Martin.
Students interested in the club do not necessarily have to commit a large amount of time to be involved, said Martin. She said students can dedicate as much or as little time as will fit their schedule.
Students who cannot attend meetings can email martin to learn more about current volunteer opportunities, she said.
The club meets every week so students who are involved in clubs that meet biweekly can still be involved, said Martin.
The Rotaract Club meets every Thursday at noon in Room 317, Building 20.
To learn more about the club, email Corrie Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.