Social Work Association
Social Work Association members have been given opportunities to volunteer in a variety of ways on campus and in the St. Cloud Community this semester. Several members volunteered with the United Way at the Project Homeless Connect event that was held at the St. Cloud Public Library on March 20, 2013. Members have also been volunteering at Catholic Charities Emergency Services as guides in the food shelf. Members are filling “gaps” in the food shelf volunteer schedule as needed. A large group of SWA members will be volunteering in a variety of ways at the Spring Drag Show on April 4, 2013. SWA members want to show their support for the LGBTQ community on campus. Also, the SWA is hosting a social work panel on April 3, 2013. This panel will consist of five social workers from the community who work in different areas of the field. They will answer questions about what exactly they do in their social work position, how they work with clients, BSW/MSW education questions, and much more. All prospective and current social work students, social work faculty, and other students and faculty from the School of Health and Human Services are welcome to attend this informational event. One big project that is being headed by cohort two SWA members is a “Birthday Bag” collection. The group is collecting items such as cake mixes, frosting, candles, balloons, party decorations, party paper products, party games, and small birthday gifts. These items will be put together to create the “Birthday Bags” and will be donated to Catholic Charities Emergency Services. People, who may not be able to afford these items, will be able to take a bag home to help make their child’s birthday special.