This past semester I had the privilege of being one of the first squadron leaders to volunteer at EDGE. Seeing the program from a facilitator’s point of view was eye opening to say the least. Walking away, I had a better grasp of the meaning and purpose behind each activity, and I realized just how much our members get out of it, too.
Going into EDGE, most participants have only experienced SigEp at the chapter level. Seeing facilitators, officers and volunteers from all over the country helps them understand just how big this brotherhood is. Being educated about SigEp’s Risk Management policies and best practices also helps them understand the great legacy we’ve built, and helps them respect our past and care for our future.
I also saw new members getting the incredible chance to bond with their own chapters, as well as the chapters who attend with them. This promotion of brotherly love was, in my opinion, the biggest and best takeaway of the participants from EDGE, and it made me proud to be a part of it.
Finally, serving as a volunteer with EDGE gave me a chance to grow personally. Helping my chapter grow as a facilitator made me more aware of my own strengths and passions, and seeing those passions transfer the youngest generation of SigEps was its own reward.
Having a hand in the SigEp experience for over 75 new members at EDGE was an unforgettable experience. Walking away, I not only understood the Fraternity better personally, I also knew I got to help our younger brothers start the best years of their lives.
I’d highly recommend serving as a squadron leader to any SigEp who’s interested in expanding his own SigEp experience – as well as expanding others’.
To find out more about volunteering as a squadron leader, contact Leadership Events Manager Sheehan Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.