This is the first in a string of 3 posts about the staff, and why they chose to apply for 8th Dimension…
First off, here are your Sophomores!
Hello! My name is Kelly Jung, and I’m a sophomore from Seoul, Korea. I’m a potential philosophy major with a Chinese minor. I joined 8th Dimension because service has always been one of my big passions, and I not only wanted to get involved with volunteering myself, but wanted to share and invent more opportunities for others as well. I especially love to work with kids and this past summer I spent a month volunteering at a farm in Korea, cleaning out the cow sheds in the early mornings, and teaching kids English in the afternoons. At Haverford, I’m currently volunteering as a mentor for Mentor for Philly, helping high school seniors with their college application process. Besides service, I love to bake chocolate cookies, watch bad tv, and going to concerts (of any sort!)
Major: Bio Major, Health Studies Minor
Why I Joined 8D: I loved the volunteer work I had done in high school and I had hoped to continue to do volunteer work in college. My freshman year I became involved with some of the opportunities that 8th Dimension offered, specifically Street Outreach and service days. I was excited by the different options for service at Haverford, from student-run projects to individual service. I decided to send in an application to join 8th Dimension because I wanted to have the opportunity to be involved with organizing events centered around service, brainstorm new ideas, and work my own passions into the service that 8D does. Prior to Haverford my service experience was in clinics and soup kitchens only and I wanted to see what other chances there were to get involved with a community. I also saw it as an opportunity to leave the “haverbubble” that we so often get caught up in and keep me grounded.
Coming up this week!
- St. John’s Hospice - Friday, February 27th, 3:00-5:30 pm: We will be having another trip to St. John’s Hospice coming up on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27th. St. John’s Hospice is a soup kitchen that helps feed the homeless or those who don’t have the means to feed themselves. It feeds thousands of people a year and welcomes anyone who wants to help. The staff is friendly and incorporates you into the experience in every way possible. There are only 2 spots open, so make sure to email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Thresholds in Delaware County: Thresholds is a nonprofit organization that teaches a six-step decision-making course to inmates in Delaware County. Volunteers would help teach this six-step course to inmates, to empower these inmates to be more successful upon returning to the community. To become a volunteer, you must be able to commit to meeting an inmate 1-2 hours a week, for a 7 week teaching cycle. No previous experience is necessary, although training is required
Training is very thorough. Tuition to participate in this program is $25 and will cover training costs. Training takes place on February 28th and March 1st (Saturday and Sunday).
Check out www.thresholdsdelco.org for more information, and contact Professor Joshua Schrier at email@example.com to sign up.