University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




International Folk Fair - CultureFest 2021 Volunteer

15 hours

Supervisor: Yiliu Yang
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Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer This project is looking for UW-Eau Claire students to help with the International Folk Fair – CultureFest. The International Folk Fair – Cultural Fest through the Center for International Education is an annual event which brings together different campus and community groups to share their culture. The event is hosted at the Davies Student Center and takes place on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Student volunteers are expected to help set-up for the event on the week starting from Monday April 11, 2021, help groups and guests, direct and assist attendees, and other duties as assigned. Volunteers must be available Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (UWEC) prepares its students for a diverse world, provides international learning experiences, and expects its graduates to attain intellectual, personal, cultural, and social competencies. In support of this goal, the Center for International Education (CIE) plays a vital role in providing high quality international programs and international support services to the University community. It supports campus internationalization initiatives and advocates for intercultural competency and lifelong inquiry.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Students must have good interpersonal and communication skills. Students must display competence in good customer service because they will be interacting with many guests over the weekend. They must enjoy working with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Teamwork is paramount. A sense of responsibility, motivated team player and self-starter is desired. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, and be physically able to lift objects.


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Problem-solving skills: Students must take responsibility, and engage in critical thinking and problem-solving skills as unexpected issues may occur throughout the weekend. Enhanced communication and teamwork: Students must work as a cohesive and dynamic volunteer team, while assisting the needs of guests and participants. Building Confidence: Throughout the weekend, students will be confronted with issues where they will have to take responsibility to come up with a solution. This self-reliance will help students build confidence within themselves and their problem-solving abilities. Respect for diversity: Students will develop knowledge for living in a globally interdependent world, through interaction with the different participating cultural groups.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Students must be available Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. for set-up for the International Folk Fair – CultureFest. Also, Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. for continued set-up and to interact with guests, community members, and campus organizations during the event. This totals to about 15 hours during the weekend of the event, lunch breaks are included


Additional information (not required).

Answer We will be conducting interviews to find qualified volunteers due to the large number of applicants that we are anticipating. Expect these interviews to occur before winter break. We will contact the applicants with more information as the event approaches. Please note you will need to find a mentor for this project as the supervisor cannot fulfill that role. Students typically utilize a favorite professor or their adviser, if they are agreeable. Your mentor and you will decide together what the project will required in order to complete your service learning. Some past examples include reflection papers, journals, powerpoint presentation, etc. Please contact the supervisor for this project if you have further questions regarding the program or how to start the process.