Volunteers in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico, garnered donations for an organization that saves animals from mistreatment.
A group of volunteers from the Tampa, Fla., beautification project that helped improve a local soccer field.
More than 2,500 students, alumni, and faculty and staff members, along with their friends, family, and colleagues, volunteered their time and efforts on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, as part of Walden’s seventh annual Global Day of Service.
The first Global Day of Service was held in 2006, with the goal of dedicating one day of the year for the Walden community to work alongside each other in neighborhoods across the nation. In that time, those efforts have grown to include cities around the world.
Global Day of Service is just one of many days that Walden students, alumni, and faculty and staff members are volunteering and advancing the university’s mission of positive social change. These efforts have been made possible in large part through the Walden Service Network, an online community that connects volunteers with community and service projects. In 2010, Walden President Jonathan A. Kaplan announced a challenge for the university community to perform 400,000 service hours in honor of Walden’s 40th anniversary. That goal was met—and exceeded—in October 2010.
To find a volunteer opportunity or to recruit volunteers for your own service project, visit www.WaldenU.edu/servicenetwork.
Highlights of past service projects include:
- Painting, cleaning, and repairing schools
- Tutoring students
- Working in food banks
- Volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House
- Painting and repairing community centers
- Participating in nonprofit fundraisers
- Rebuilding a house
- Repairing and cleaning a church
- Volunteering at a YMCA Family Festival
- Assisting with a motivational day at the Battered Women's Foundation
- Delivering supplies to a school