Wednesday, April 18, 2012

We Heart Our Volunteers

AFLV has a small staff, but we’re able to produce and run numerous events, programs, and services. This is because of our volunteers.

Fraternities and sororities have many common values; one is service to the community. Initially, most of us understand this value as serving the underrepresented and/or underprivileged. We build houses on immersion trips and with Habitat for Humanity, we volunteer at women’s shelters, we collect food for our local food bank, and so forth. When we graduate, we hope fraternity and sorority members will continue this service in one way or another.

But, perspectives of service shift and change after we graduate. Many professionals add service to their profession to their plate. Lawyers are members of the Bar Association, doctors are members of the American Medical Association, and funeral home directors are members of the National Funeral Home Directors Association.

Those who work in the field of fraternity and sorority life have lots of options for professional development: The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, the Fraternity Executives Association, the Fraternity Communications Association, and more. Not to mention all the options that fall within the realm of campus-based professionals’ work: ACPA, NASPA, ACUI… the list goes on and on.

AFLV has deep gratitude for those who choose to volunteer and help to run our association. Without our volunteer conference staff, Connections editorial board, awards and assessment judges, Board of Directors, and other committees, we would simply not be able to provide the events, programs, and services that we do.

Thank you. THANK YOU. We thank all who have ever given their time to our association. 

If you would like to be a part of this volunteer team, please let us know about your interests.

The more the merrier; that’s what we always say!

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