By: Katie Austin
This August, at the State Fairgrounds, there will be a great opportunity to give back to the community. No, the fair isn’t back in town. This is something even better. Yes, even better than fair food and rides. The SC Mission 2013 is back and you won’t want to miss this volunteering opportunity!
The SC Mission first came to Columbia back in the summer of 2011. The event, which is sponsored by the United Way, brings together doctors, nurses, medical professionals, and many non-clinical volunteers for two days to provide medical, dental, eye and mammogram services to the public for FREE. Yes, you read correctly – FREE! If you are reading this and need these services for yourself or family, you need to plan to be there!
Why do I keep coming back each year to volunteer? Because the easiest thing we can donate is our time and to do so while making a difference is priceless. This event needs volunteers (clinical and non-clinical) to bring these needed services to the public. When I volunteered back in 2011, I had no idea that my life would be forever changed. You can read about my experience here.
I hope that after reading my blog post that you want to get involved, too! Okay, so who’s with me to volunteer for SC Mission 2013?! (Insert loud cheering and many voices saying “I am!”) There is still time to volunteer. I have provided registration links below, as well as a link to the SC Mission page to learn more about this event. If you go to register and there are no spots available, keep checking back as plans change and volunteers have to give their spot back.
Remember – it’s not what we have in life that makes a difference. It’s how we make a difference in life 🙂
If you have questions or want to share your past SC Mission experience, post it here. After you participate, come back and share your story with us. We would love to hear all about it!
God bless each of you and wishing you a wonderful day!
Clinical volunteer registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6427477759/zvents
Non-clinical volunteer registration: http://scmission2013-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=2#
SC Mission page: http://uway.org/our-work/health/sc-mission-2013