Valdosta High School teachers Mrs. Racheal Wilkerson and Ms. Carlo Johnson bring a group of students three days a week to Second Harvest of South Georgia for Community Based Vocational Instruction. Their class has been working across Valdosta for the last six years.
Community Based Vocational Instruction gives the students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience. Emphasis at the work site is placed on teaching the students good work behaviors, such as staying on task, following directions, as well as skill acquisition. The students complete Community Based Vocational Instruction at different work sites yearly in order to give them a wide range of skills and experience they can include on their résumé. The students are taught skills which will prepare them to function as independently as possible, upon graduation, from the Valdosta City School System.
Travis Fudge, VHS student, “I like doing Community Based Vocational Instruction because it gives me the opportunity to get experience working at a job.”
Every week the students arrive at the food bank eager to help and eager to learn. The students mostly work on processing donated product that will be distributed to those in need through Second Harvest partner charities.
“The service put in by these wonderful students goes a long way in helping us fight hunger in our community,” Hannah Peverill, Volunteer Coordinator.
For more information on Valdosta City School system visit www.gocats.org.
If you are interested in volunteering at Second Harvest of South Georgia you can call (229) 244-2678 X 218 or email us at [email protected]