It’s every Arrupe staff member’s favorite time of the year – recruiting for the next seasonal program’s worth of volunteers. The Fall season for Arrupe wraps up this week before Thanksgiving. A reflection day for the Fall season volunteers occurs Monday afternoon, while training for the winter season is on Tuesday before Thanksgiving vacation.
The first time around, recruiting students for after-school programs was a bit of a challenge for us three AVs. This was mainly because we did not know any of the students, or the best way to interact with them to encourage them that service was a good idea (though in general most students hold this opinion). This time around, things are coming much more easily to us. The three of us have built up a network of committed, faithful young men who not only feel the call to serve at Arrupe but love doing so. Walking up to a group of six or seven potentially completely uninterested juniors is still a somewhat daunting task. But thanks to the good relationships we have already built, and our greater knack for the inner workings of the high school mind, recruiting has been more fruitful so far these weeks of November. Although, if you’re a student and you’re reading this blog, we still need volunteers for Robotics and Science Olympiad… *cough cough* Thankfully, I’m sitting pretty with a fairly full roster for Snowmen. Time to help the brethren reach their goals.
By the end of the week, we should have our rosters set for the winter season. Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is essentially only a week away.