Serving LSU through Community Bound

Meet Meredith Keating, a Junior COMD major from Opelousas, LA with a passion for serving LSU and the Baton Rouge community! Meredith is
an officer in Volunteer LSU, Resident Assistant in Kirby Smith Hall and an LSU Ambassador.

The Mission of Campus Life is to enhance student learning through innovative leadership, service, and involvement initiatives that enrich the LSU experience. We provide a number of experiences throughout the year that will develop students as leaders, increase understanding of service and civic engagement, as well as providing ways for students to connect with their peers through organizations and events.

Community Bound is a Volunteer LSU sponsored program that connects LSU first-year and transfer students to community needs in the East Baton Rouge Public School System. Volunteers will be participating in improving school in including painting, organizing and cleaning. Participants should expect to work hard and have fun!

I participated in Community Bound 2010 as an incoming student, and I had a great time getting to know other students before starting classes and serving the city of Baton Rouge. My main job in Community Bound 2010 was washing windows at a local Junior High school. Last year I wanted to continue to work with Community Bound, so I volunteered as a site leader along with 94 other upperclassmen. As a site leader at Glasgow Middle School, I helped be a liaison between the incoming students and the school site. Last year 400 incoming students participated in Community Bound by improving 6 different East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. Being a site leader was a great way for me to continue to volunteer and have a positive impact on both new students and the Baton Rouge community. This year I have had the privilege to help plan Community Bound 2012, and I feel that LSU students will once again have a strong impact on the Baton Rouge Community from just a few short hours of service. All LSU students have something to give and gain from participating in Community Bound 2012.

If you want to see what Community Bound entails, watch this video from Community Bound 2011!

Check out Volunteer LSU’s website for more student interviews, photos, information, and Community Bound’s registration form.

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