"To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease."  —Andrew T. Still, MD, DO

"As a family physician, my job is listening to people's stories."
—Jon S. Hallberg, MD

On Campus Community Service

The Student Community Services at Cal Poly located in University Union, Room 217 also offers a number of programs where you can volunteer. The time commitment varies from 1-2 hours per week to monthly activities. Some of these programs through Student Community Services are listed below.

Student Community Services Program Information

  • Best Friends - matches students with developmentally disabled individuals for friendship and support.
  • Beyond Shelter - serves the needs of the hungry and homeless in SLO county.
  • Poly Paws - serves the community through pet therapy at SLO hospitals and care centers in conjunction with Woods Humane Society
  • Raise the Respect - is dedicated to creating understanding between different student populations on campus.
  • Rotaract - is sponsored through he Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo. A service club for young college age men and women, the program is part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world.
  • Senior Services - establishes a relationship between student volunteers and senior citizens in the SLO community.
  • Students for Health and Well-Being - promotes good oral hygiene, nutritious eating habits, and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Youth Challenge - volunteers spend time getting to know the adolescents in the Juvenile Services Center.
  • Youth Program - gives volunteers a wide range of opportunities with children, including gardening, sports and education.

TIP: It is better to commit to one or two long-term volunteer experiences than to jump around from place to place. Professional schools want to see a real commitment, not a few token experiences.

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