"College students are twice as likely to volunteer as individuals of the same age who are not enrolled in an institution of higher education (30.2 percent and 15.1 percent, respectively)." - "College Students Helping America" by Corporation for National & Community Service, Oct. 2006.
Because college students enthusiastically participate in community service and civic engagement projects, their energy and enthusiasm needs to be reinforced with institutional support. Student volunteers gain experience that sets them apart from others by being able to develop leadership skills and multicultural competence.
The Global Service Initiative will provide assistance to students who are looking for service opportunities domestically and internationally. Auburn University's Strategic Plan specifically states that Auburn students will leave the university "understanding other cultures and global forces” and with a “readiness for global challenges." The Student Affairs’ Global Service Initiative will provide opportunities that develop critical thinking skills, foster cultural awareness, and create exceptional global citizens.
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