Club Spotlight: People Helping People

People Helping People, or PHP, is a volunteer-based club whose mission is to involve students by directly engaging social issues that affect the local and global community, while also providing the opportunity to develop leadership and interpersonal skills. PHP gives students valuable connections to volunteer opportunities in Willimantic and the surrounding towns.

The Importance of Volunteering During College

With the 2018-2019 school year coming to a close, it is important for students to reflect on what they’ve done throughout the year—how they’ve grown, what things they’ve succeeded at, and what they could have done better. This is also time to plan and make schedules for next year. While every student makes plans to take certain classes and make time for their job, it is also important to make time for volunteering. I have been lucky enough to have had time for volunteering during my four years at Eastern. I have gained so many skills, met new people, and given back to my community. I believe that everyone should volunteer at some point during their college career.