Del Mar College Hosts First Viking Volunteer Fair - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Del Mar College Hosts First Viking Volunteer Fair

Posted: Updated:
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Del Mar College hosted their first Viking Volunteer Fair Monday in hopes of getting higher education students to pay it forward.

The event was held in the morning hours at the Del Mar College east campus. Representatives from different agencies, along with recruiters, set up tables to talk to students about giving back to the community.

Organizers of the volunteer fair said they want to remind students how volunteer work ties in with their education at Del Mar.

"I think it's important that they donate their time, because it gives them an opportunity to number one, give back to their community, and to see what's going on inside their community," said Beverly Cage of Del Mar College.

"They're central, absolutely central. We couldn't do it without the volunteers. We would be relying on City staff, and it's very cost saving, so it promotes environmentalism as well," said Russell Stowers with the City of Corpus Christi. "So it's just a great opportunity."

The fair helps kick off a new program call the Viking Volunteer Program, in which students can volunteer up to 300 hours over the course of getting their degree.

  • Leaving Kids Home Alone

    Leaving Kids Home Alone

    How young is too you to leave your children home alone? Following the arrest of two mothers on abandonment charges, Our Bill Churchwell took a closer look. If you want to learn more about finding child care for your children click here.More >>
    How young is too you to leave your children home alone? Following the arrest of two mothers on abandonment charges, Our Bill Churchwell took a closer look. If you want to learn more about finding child care for your children click here.More >>
  • Mission of Mercy Has New Home

    Mission of Mercy Has New Home

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-08-21 04:19:53 GMT
    Wednesday Mission Of Mercy held it's first clinic at the Corpus Christi Police Officers Association Union Hall. To learn more about Mission Of Mercy Call 883-5500More >>
    Wednesday Mission Of Mercy held it's first clinic at the Corpus Christi Police Officers Association Union Hall. To learn more about Mission Of Mercy Call 883-5500More >>
  • Texas State Aquarium Gets Nationwide Recognition

    Texas State Aquarium Gets Nationwide Recognition

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-08-21 04:15:56 GMT
    The Texas State Aquarium has been voted by readers of USA Today the second best aquarium in the US Canada.Here is the complete list: 1.) Georgia Aquarium - Atlanta 2.) Texas State Aquarium - Corpus Christi, Texas 3.) Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies -Gatlinburg, Tenn 4.) Shedd Aquarium - Chicago 5.) Tennessee Aquarium - Chattanooga, Tenn. 6.) Monterey Bay Aquarium - Monterey, Calif. 7.) Vancouver Aquarium - Vancouver 8.) Mystic Aquarium - Mystic, Conn. 9.) Henry Doorly Zoo Aquarium - Omaha,...More >>
    The Texas State Aquarium has been voted by readers of USA Today the second best aquarium in the US Canada.Here is the complete list: 1.) Georgia Aquarium - Atlanta 2.) Texas State Aquarium - Corpus Christi, Texas 3.) Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies -Gatlinburg, Tenn 4.) Shedd Aquarium - Chicago 5.) Tennessee Aquarium - Chattanooga, Tenn. 6.) Monterey Bay Aquarium - Monterey, Calif. 7.) Vancouver Aquarium - Vancouver 8.) Mystic Aquarium - Mystic, Conn. 9.) Henry Doorly Zoo Aquarium - Omaha,...More >>