Upcoming and Recent Projects
What's going on at the VC?
Butler University's Volunteer Center is always a busy place! From planning off-campus service projects to helping students identify their role in the community, there is something for everyone. Check out some of the service sites and projects our students have completed this semester!
We're wrapping things up for the summer but we cannot wait to get back in August to keep helping the community with help from Butler students.
Have a great summer!
April is Domestic Violence Awareness month so the VC took a trip to Prevail Inc. and helped out the agency by painting one of their group meeting rooms. Prevail educates and engages the community to prevent crime and abuse while helping restore the lives of those who have been affected.
Julian Center Project
With the VC's focus for the month of March being Dating Violence, our first project for this month was a trip to the Julian Center. The Julian Center empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence and creates a community where every individual is safe and respected and is the largest organization of its kind in Indiana. Butler students had the chance to serve and learn more about domestic and sexual violence.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
We just had our blood drive where students, administrators, staff, and faculty from Butler University, participated in the donations. Appointments were made online before the Blood Drive, as well as walk-ins. The Reilly Room, located in Atherton Union, had a constant stream of people during the entire event. Students were also able to volunteer at the Blood Drive, working sign in tables and providing snacks and drinks to blood donors after their donation. Spring American Red Cross Blood Drive. Throughout the day, 140 people signed-up to give blood
The Volunteer Center has been partnering with the American Red Cross for several years to organize blood drives during the academic year. Student Liaison, Suzanne Dwyer, worked to coordinate the campus wide event. This event allowed for Butler to reach record breaking numbers, yet again, with over 130 units collected! These donations will help to save the lives of over 300 patients across the Indianapolis area, as well as the country.
According to the American Red Cross, every day, patients across the U.S. need an average of 44,000 units of blood. That's about 17 million donations-or nearly 23 million blood products-transfused to 5 million patients a year.
Stay tuned for our next blood drive!