Baylor Requests Job Sites From Community For Steppin' Out Project

Oct. 3, 2000

by LoAna Lopez

More than 3,000 Baylor University students are looking for work during Steppin' Out, the school's semi-annual university-wide community service project. This year's 15th anniversary event will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 18. The deadline for submitting job requests is Friday, Oct. 20.

Students and members of the community will join forces to work at approximately 100 job sites throughout the Waco area. Tasks can include yard work, painting houses and interaction with nursing home residents, among others. Local volunteers also will be needed to work alongside Baylor students.

At the conclusion of the project, there will be a Celebration of Service on the Baylor campus where volunteers are welcome to eat lunch provided by area vendors.

One of the largest community service projects among college campuses in the nation, Steppin' Out is designed to enhance student involvement in community service. Goals of the event include community awareness and interaction and collaboration between Baylor and the Waco community.

"Since this is the 15th anniversary, we'd like to make this our biggest year yet," said Naomi Smith, a junior business major from Temple and a Steppin' Out volunteer. "We encourage people to call in for a job or situation we could help with. We also encourage people who are looking to help the community in some way to call and volunteer."

To submit a job request or to volunteer, call 710-3199 or register on the web at www.baylor.edu/~StudentActivities/com_serv_forms.html .

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