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March 13th, 2007, 07:57 PM
does anybody know of any type of community service that has to do with art or video games (or both)?
March 13th, 2007, 08:25 PM
I see someone needs to fill up some volunteer time. Helpful hint; do things that anyone can respect. Having 'taught elderly how to pwn at runescape' isn't going to be as impressive as 'helped rebuild run-down student center' on a resume.
But if you must, community service with art is easy; try to find a volounteer mural gig. If you're in a city it should be somewhat easy to find, depending. Other than that you could hold a fundraiser art festival and donate all the entrance/food money to a local charity or something.
March 13th, 2007, 09:43 PM
does anybody know of any type of community service that has to do with [...] video games?
I'm sorry...that made me laugh out loud. XD Way to take the easy way out...
March 13th, 2007, 11:15 PM
well its not really an easy way out, cause it has to do with my senior project. and its a lot easier to write about this for my project and incorporate it, it if along the same lines.
March 14th, 2007, 10:19 AM
Yes. If you are already in the games industry, then you have the option to teach what you know to those who aspire to get into the industry.
Another option for anyone with any job is www.icouldbe.org, where you can mentor highschoolers and be a representative of your particular career.
There are all sorts of small development companies out there who make “serious games”, including idealistic educational games. I’m sure some of them could use volunteers or interns.
Volunteer options involving games are going to be a lot more limited if you are just someone who happens to like games, and don’t have any experience making them, because game are generally just a source of amusement. You might as well go looking for a volunteer opportunity that has to do with building sand castles. However, if you’re smart and ambitious and wanting to be a leader, I bet you could come up with a way to combine sandcastles and community service, or games and community service. You could start your own project and get others involved.
A possible idea:
Find out if you have a local game company.* Introduce yourself to them, and arrange for a representative of the company to give a presentation in the auditorium of your school. Advertise the event around the community, charge two dollars for admission, and donate the money to the school, or to Child’s Play ( http://www.childsplaycharity.org/).
As a bonus, if you have ambitions of making games, this sort of activity would be great on your resume. It says you have management potential.
Best of luck to you.
*I see you are in Marin County. You have lots of local game companies to choose from!
March 14th, 2007, 03:05 PM
Didn't your mother tell you that spray-painting your initials on Hondas was a bad idea?
March 14th, 2007, 07:43 PM
Thanks seedling, that was a lot of good information. The only problem with gettin a presentation going at my school, is that the community service aspect of my project is a very small part of it, and I am limited on time. But I'll see what i can do.