Psychology Night Research Posters and Presentations


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Faculty Sponsor, if applicable

Dr. Molly Brown

Project Abstract

This presentation will describe an internship experience at Lakeview Pantry. “Lakeview Pantry’s mission is to eliminate hunger and poverty in our community by providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people; empowering [our] clients to gain independence through innovative social service programs; and raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them” (Lakeview Pantry, 2021). The internship requirements for the Human Services concentration are broad and many acceptable internships fall under the category of volunteer. Lakeview Pantry does not have internships, but it operates largely under the work of volunteers. The pantry provides food distribution services, mental wellness services, and social services for anyone in the community. Volunteers work alongside staff in the food distribution services aspect of the organization. Volunteers help at every level of food distribution meaning that they have the opportunity to package, deliver, and serve clients depending on the shift that they chose. Within these different types of shifts, volunteers are assigned tasks at the beginning of the shift. This presentation will describe in-depth the different roles that volunteers can take to help distribute food to the community. The presentation will conclude with application information for future interns/volunteers.

Type of Research

Human Services Concentration


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