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MUSC Gives Back

Services, Benefits & Accomplishments

Services

  • We provide assistance in selecting, organizing and implementing student community volunteer activities for individuals and student organizations
  • We recruit volunteers and promote community events and projects through monthly newsletters, flyers, and announcements at organized student meetings
  • We offer an online database of community volunteer opportunities and The Classifieds: want ads for student volunteers
  • We conduct individual interviews and placement services in order to match students with their particular volunteer interests
  • We record and maintain a perpetual database of recorded student volunteer activities

Benefits

  • Broadens students' interaction with the surrounding community, especially those not well-versed in the problems facing our health care system
  • Allows our students to ascertain which issues are important to the citizens of our community and to answer what questions they may have
  • Promotes wellness and the responsibility each citizen has pertaining to his or her own proper health maintenance
  • Increases cross college collaboration and interdisciplinary education or experiences
  • Builds relationships with the community that advance the University's mission and effectiveness

Accomplishments

  • Student volunteers (980) donated 15,977.05 hours to over 136 low country agencies and missions abroad.
  • College of Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Health Professions students supported The CARES Clinic, dedicated to providing health care needs to the uninsured patients of the greater Charleston area, and the homeless populations at Crisis Ministries.
  • The Graduate Student Association presented their G.R.O.W.S program to stimulate middle school student interest in pursuing careers in Science and Research.
  • Dental Students participated with community programs such as Give Kids a Smile, Mobile Dental Van, Special Olympics, Overseas Mission Trips, and East Cooper Community Center’s dental services.
  • All six colleges contributed to the successful Sugar Free Fall Festival for children living with diabetes.
  • "Make a Difference Day" provided direct, hands-on services to 6 local non-profits, Lamb Elementary School Garden Project, East Cooper Meals on Wheels, Low Country Children's Center, Miracle League Baseball, Metanoia and Keep Charleston Beautiful
  • World AIDS Day and MLK Health Info and Kids' Fair planned their 8th annual intercollegiate service initiatives
 
 
 

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