APO Hosts National Volunteer Week Project

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

April 14, 2010 – The Beta Psi chapter of Alpha Phi Omega at Southeast Missouri State University is currently planning activities to get the campus involved in volunteering in their community during National Volunteer Week.

Alpha Phi Omega is Southeast’s only co-ed service fraternity.  Founded in 1939 as the first fraternity on Southeast’s campus, Alpha Phi Omega has been serving the Cape Girardeau community.  Some of the organizations the fraternity serves are Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Humane Society, St. Jude’s Research Hospital, Salvation Army, Alzheimer’s Association, Boy Scouts of America, SEMO Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Missouri Veterans Home, and American Red Cross. 

This year, the Beta Psi chapter is hosting its first ever celebration of National Volunteer Week.  

“We are organizing a service event for each day of the week and inviting the campus to participate with us,” said Jennifer Miller, chapter service chair and National Volunteer Week coordinator.  “Some of the activities planned are painting for the American Red Cross, teaching Cub Scouts, spring cleaning for the Missouri Veterans Home, and volunteering at the Multiple Sclerosis Walk.” 

The week will culminate in a four hour lock-in for the matches of Big Brothers, Big Sisters.  All activities will be taking place in the Cape Girardeau community and transportation will be provided to all events. 

National Volunteer Week begins April 17 and continues through April 24.  People who are interested in taking part in this exciting week can attend an informational meeting, Wednesday, April 14 at 8 p.m. in the Dempster Atrium or Thursday, April 15 at 8 p.m. in the University Center pit, or by signing up online at www2.semo.edu/apo.  For more information, contact Miller at jlmiller8s@semo.edu.