Global Days of Service 2013


A group of volunteers from Tampa, Fla.
Volunteers in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico, garnered donations for an organization that saves animals from mistreatment.

Volunteers in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico
A group of volunteers from the Tampa, Fla., beautification project that helped improve a local soccer field.

More than 6,600 students, alumni, faculty, and staff participated in Walden’s Global Days of Service from Sept. 30–Oct. 6, 2013, helping make a difference in the lives of more than 56,000 people worldwide. Held as a single-day event since 2006, Global Days of Service was expanded to a weeklong volunteer opportunity this year—giving more members of the Walden community more ways to serve.

In 117 projects from Minneapolis to Calabar, Nigeria, Walden volunteers:

  • Prepared meals for the homeless.
  • Spruced up public school classrooms and playgrounds.
  • Staffed and stocked community food pantries.
  • Worked side-by-side with teens developing workforce readiness and life skills.
  • Cleaned local animal shelters in the U.S.
  • Refurbished a community center for Native American teens.
  • Made care packages and gifts for sick children at the Ronald McDonald House and safety kits for children with autism.
  • Assisted with craft projects and activities in senior centers.
  • Mentored students in Ghana and assisted with health services at a school in Nigeria.
  • Recruited family and friends to join them in dozens of other local volunteer projects around the world.

While some volunteers initiated their own projects, many found opportunities through the Walden Service Network. The Walden Service Network’s searchable database allows you to find the right volunteer fit based on who, when, where, and how you wish to serve. You can even recruit volunteers for your own local cause by adding it to the network.

Global Days of Service may only be one week out of the year, but the Walden Service Network connects you to volunteer opportunities year-round. Visit today to find how to help make a difference in your community.