University of Houston-Victoria – Engaging Students in Volunteer Work

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Volunteer Week

An investor and broker with over 23 years of experience, Steven Orr serves as president of Orr Financial Group in Victoria, Texas. Steven Orr has also leveraged his experience as a broker to teach others about investment strategies at the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV), which shows its dedication to community service through a Day of Service as part of Volunteer Week.

In April 2016, UHV began its Volunteer Week with a Day of Service on Saturday. Through the event, 54 students volunteered at the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, Adopt-A-Pet of Victoria, and Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity.

Students who volunteered at the food bank organized the warehouse and prepared donations, while those who volunteered at Adopt-A-Pet cleaned the animals’ living areas and spent quality time with the animals. Finally, students who worked with Habitat for Humanity painted a house and replaced rotten wood. Through Volunteer Week, UHV also gave students the opportunity to prepare and service lunch at Christ’s Kitchen and spend time creating art with residents of Retama Manor South, an assisted living and nursing community in Victoria.