FVTC Students Give Back

FVTC Students Give Back

Volunteering opportunities are a win-win for FVTC students and the community

| By: Britten, Casey

Learning happens in the classroom, but also in the act of giving one’s time to others. Skills like communication, accountability, initiative and teamwork are learned through real-world volunteering experiences. Acquiring them will make you a more desirable job candidate, no matter what industry you choose to specialize in. Plus, it’s just good for the soul.

Here are just some of the ways Fox Valley Tech students help others in the community. 


The FVTC Collegiate DECA club prepares emerging leaders to be career-ready. Each year, DECA students volunteer their time at Feeding America working on tasks like boxing cereal and cutting up fresh veggies for people in need.

International Students

Students who come to Fox Valley Tech from around the world volunteer their time and energy in a number of ways. Distribution of food is an important topic as it is a similar concern in their home countries. Riverview Gardens, St. Joseph’s Food Pantry and Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities are some examples of where they spent time last year.

Dental Hygiene & Dental Assistant

The FVTC Dental Club volunteers with organizations like Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity to provide dental care tips and brushing demonstrations as well as giving out toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Veterinary Technician

Students in the FVTC Vet Tech Club work alongside the Fox Valley Humane Association to help out with vaccine clinics. It’s a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet practicing veterinarians.


Each year, members of the FVTC Student Nurses’ Association lend a hand during the Fox Cities Marathon by providing medical care in the medical tent and at the race finish line.