On my first day of service at Kids in The Kitchen, I had a conversation with the mother of one of the children attending the program. This conversation enlightened me to the realities of people living in different life situations than me and caused me to reflect on how social systems can often times fail to accommodate the needs of those who differ from the general public.
Each year, thousands of Mizzou students serve the community through Service-Learning. Through this blog, students share stories of their service experiences.
A common theme that I have discovered while working with various non-profit organization is everyone does a little bit of everything. There is never a shortage of work to be done, and no days off.
At the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center, I serve as one of the student staff members who focus on daily operations and special events. Being at the front desk is an important position because I am the primary person that clients interact with.