Global Days of Service 2015 Attracts More Than 20,500 Volunteers

Global Days of Service, celebrated October 12–18, inspired more than 20,500 faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as their friends and family, to participate in community service projects around the world.

Members of the Walden and Laureate communities in more than 15 countries contributed more than 125,000 volunteer hours in more than 240 service projects. Projects included:

  • Cleaning and organizing the Minneapolis American Indian Center in the U.S.

  • Building houses for hedgehogs and performing general cleaning and maintenance at a nature reserve in Gdansk, Poland.

  • Painting, assembling furniture, beautifying a courtyard, and organizing a food pantry at a middle school in Baltimore, Maryland, in the U.S.

  • Launching a program to engage with and provide physical and artistic outlets to refugee children and their families in Germany.

  • Serving orphans in Saudi Arabia.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for helping make a positive impact in communities around the globe.