75 Acts of Kindness
In honor of Cal Poly Pomona's 75th Anniversary, the Center for Community Engagement launches "75 Acts of Kindness."
This initiative is designed to mobilize the caring power of the Cal Poly Pomona community Engagement by recruiting schools, departments, residence halls, chartered clubs, multi-cultural centers, Greeks, councils, etc. as well as faculty to adopt a Volunteer or Service-Learning project that would benefit one or more of our community partners. Projects can be large or small, ongoing or one-day, but would be focused on meeting the tangible needs of a local community partner. Students who want to volunteer as an individual can register with one of the several CCE sponsored ‘Acts of Kindness.’
Projects completed thus far include packing nearly 800 boxes for Feed the Children, a day cleaning the Boys and Girls club, and serving homeless with Outreach nation. This Saturday, over 100 volunteers will volunteer with Downtown Pomona for the annual Christmas Parade. See ongoing updates on our blog: 75actsofkindness.tumblr.com
“Cal Poly Pomona places a high value on service and volunteerism, which is why the’75 Acts of Kindness’ campaign is near and dear to our hearts,” said Megan McDanel, Volunteer Coordinator at Cal Poly Pomona “There is a great importance of giving back to the broader community and we hope this program will not only encourage individuals to make a difference while they are students at Cal Poly Pomona, but develop students into conscious leaders that will make a life-long commitment to community service.”
Has your Cal Poly Pomona group or organization already completed an "Act of Kindness" this academic year? Please complete the "Report an Act" form to the right and submit it to our office to be recognized!
Interested in hosting an "Act of Kindness with your group? Contact Megan McDanel, Volunteer Coordinator to discuss the possibilities.
About Bronco Volunteer
To empower and aid the Cal Poly Pomona community to serve the broader community, enhance educational experiences and develop into conscious leaders.
The Bronco Volunteer Center will strengthen its presence on campus and in the community, becoming the central resource for students, faculty/staff and community partners involved in community engagement, and a model for the innovative expansion and deepening of learning-centered volunteerism.
What We Do:
- Create opportunities that facilitate transformational leadership, intercultural competence and character development through volunteering.
- Maintain a presence in the community through involvement with city officials, committees and community events.
- Provide resources and training for community partners, facilitating an ongoing discussion about how together we can impact our city.
- Encourage the formation and support of campus volunteer organizations, helping them work together, facilitating communication among them and providing training to executive board members in areas they deem helpful.
- Serve as a clearinghouse of on- and off-campus volunteer organizations for students, faculty and staff looking for long-term or one-time volunteer opportunities and matching them with organizations based on their skills, needs and desires.
- Aid offices, clubs and organizations in finding long-term or one-time volunteer opportunities that accentuate their mission statements and provide meaningful experiences to their members.
- Create lifelong commitment to community service within individuals.
- Build alumni connections.
Come to Building 1, Room 108 to meet with Megan McDanel, the campus volunteer coordinator. Our Volunteer Opportunities in the right column under "FORMS".
Becoming a Partner
The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) serves to create, maintain and sustain partnerships with our local, regional and global community. We look forward to partnering with you to enhance the experience of students in their daily lives. To initiate a partnership with the Bronco Volunteer Program, the site must:
- Maintain a current nonprofit 501(c)(3) status, be a government agency or be a school district.
- Have a physical location or main office.
- Provide on-site supervision of students.
- Have a valid website.
Please note that once you meet the criteria, we may conduct a site visit to ensure the safety of our students. Sites should not provide opportunities that have students proselytizing or promoting a particular religious doctrine or political candidate or they risk be removed as a partnership site. We also highly encourage you to provide training or orientation to all students who choose your site for their service.