During your career in the California State University system you have developed knowledge, expertise, and skills that can benefit others. Consider becoming a volunteer to put those skills to good use in your community. If you live close to one of our CSU campuses, there are a host of ways that you can continue to contribute to our students as a volunteer. CSU-ERFSA Past President Bill Blischke has compiled a list of 23 on-campus volunteer activities that CSU-ERFSA members are engaged in. In addition, recently our campuses have begun to address the issue of food insecurity among our students. Many have opened centers to help financially-strapped students meet their basic needs, and these programs need volunteers to help them function.

Other volunteer activities that are well worth considering include Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Also, remember that much of what CSU-ERFSA accomplishes for our members is done by volunteers. You can contribute by becoming a member of one of our standing committees. Contact the relevant committee Chair to express your interest.

Local government is another area where volunteers often are needed. Many cities and counties depend on volunteers to staff their Planning Commissions and other committees, and many counties depend on volunteers who have substantial free time to serve on grand juries. More ideas for volunteer service can be found on the CreateTheGood website and the JustServe website.