Community Outreach Week

Calendar of Events

Sat 3/27/10  |  Mon 3/29/10  |  Tue 3/30/10  |  Wed 3/31/10  |  Thu 4/1/10  |  Sat 4/3/10
(click specific day to view daily scheduled projects)

 
SATURDAY MARCH 27, 2010
Environment & Sustainability Day (about)

Grand Rapids, MI

Aman Park and Trail Clean Up
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Host: GVSU Alumni Association
Help with spring clean-up of this Grand Rapids park and trail. Transportation from GVSU's Allendale Campus will be provided. A pre-event breakfast will also be available.
Allendale, MI
Land Conservancy of West Michigan
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Host: Community Service Learning Center
Join us as we take a trip to a local nature preserve where we will be helping to protect the beautiful wildlife. 
Transportation will be provided from the Kirkhof Center.  Please sign up and meet us in the Kirkhof Center, Room 1142, at 8:50a.m.
Allendale, MI
Michigan Science Olympiad
Morning, afternoon, and full-day shifts available.
Host: GVSU Regional Math and Science Center
Help facilitate competitive science events for middle and high school students in a variety of science disciplines.
Durham, NC
The Great Human Race 5K Run/Walk
6:30 - 7:30 a.m. or 7:15 - 9 a.m.
Host: Marlow Metcalf, '09
The Great Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations. Volunteers will help with runner registration.
Edwardsburg, MI

The Edwardsburg Lion's Club Easter Bunny Visit
8 - 11 a.m.
Host: Shane Szalai, '95
Bring your family for breakfast and an Easter Bunny visit and get a KidSight screening.

Hermosa Beach, CA
Heal the Bay Adopt-A-Beach Program
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Host: Southern California Club Leader Cindy Scott, '08
Assist with beach clean-up and stay after to enjoy lunch at the beach!
Indianapolis, IN Rebuilding the Wall
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Host: Indianapolis Alumni Club Leader, Jennifer Poad-Baker, '92
Help clean up inner city houses for low-income families to occupy.
Las Vegas, NV Heaven Can Wait Animal Society
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Host: Beth Diehl, '06/Las Vegas Alumni Club
Deep cleaning of and helping in the spay and neuter clinic.
San Francisco, CA Golden Gate National Park Conservancy Habitat Restoration at Presidio
8:30 a.m.
Host: San Francisco Club Leader Tim Rice, '08
Help with the restoration of the Presidio National Shoreline at Chrissy Field. A post-volunteer picnic will follow.
Anywhere Join GVSU Alumni in the Fight Against Cancer. Sponsor or join the GVSU Alumni Association team in the 2010 American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Grand Valley.
More info

MONDAY MARCH 29, 2010
Health & Wellness Day (about)


Grand Rapids, MI

Renucci Hospitality House
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Host: GVSU Young Alumni Council
Prepare and serve meal/snacks for loved ones of patients in Spectrum Health Hospital.
Chicago, IL

PAWS Chicago
6 - 8 p.m.
Host: Chicago Alumni Club Leader, Rachel Vanderwiel, '09
Animal socialization, feeding/watering animals, cleaning up, etc.

Anywhere Join GVSU Alumni in the Fight Against Cancer. Sponsor or join the GVSU Alumni Association team in the 2010 American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Grand Valley.
More info

 

TUESDAY MARCH 30, 2010
Humanities Day (about)

Grand Haven, MI

Love INC
5:30 p.m.
Host: GVSU Alumni Association/Matt Hillman, '05
Help ready a newly acquired property into transitional housing for homeless women and children (yard and handy work).
Allendale, MI Grand Rapids Housing Commission
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Host: Community Service Learning Center

Join us in a clean up project that benefits affordable housing in Grand Rapids.
Anywhere Join GVSU Alumni in the Fight Against Cancer. Sponsor or join the GVSU Alumni Association team in the 2010 American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Grand Valley.
More info

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 31, 2010
Diversity & Inclusion Day
(Cesar Chavez Day)

Grand Rapids, MI

Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice March
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Host: GVSU Alumni Association
Help greet, register and direct participants from buses to march location. Participate in march. View all Social Justice Activities.
Allendale, MI College Panel at Union School
Time: 1 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Host: Community Service Learning Center
We would like to bring a small panel of 6-12 college students to Union High School to share their college experiences.
Allendale, MI
GVSU Kirkhof Center
Cesar Chavez Silent March and Keynote Speaker
Time: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Host: GVSU Office of Multicultural Affairs

Help OMA celebrate this special day with a keynote address and silent march!
Allendale, MI
GVSU Kirkhof Center
"Everyday Heroes" Film and Americorp Presentation
Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Host: GVSU Community Service Learning Center

"Everyday Heroes" is an inspirational film that helps us to understand the impact of community service.    Be moved to change the world and stay after the film to engage with Americorp VISTAs!
Anywhere Join GVSU Alumni in the Fight Against Cancer. Sponsor or join the GVSU Alumni Association team in the 2010 American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Grand Valley.
More info

 

THURSDAY APRIL 1, 2010
Animal Rights Day (about)

Grand Rapids, MI

Blandford Nature Center
5:30 p.m. - dusk
Host: GVSU Alumni Association/Asa Lakeman, '02

Help with spring clean-up of this nature and wildlife education center.
Pre-registration is closed
Allendale, MI God's Kitchen and Catholic Christian Charities
Host: Community Service Learning Center
Time: 12:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

We will be preparing and serving a meal at God's Kitchen.
Chicago, IL

PAWS Chicago
6 - 8 p.m.
Host: Chicago Alumni Club Leader, Brian Dutkiewicz, '02
Animal socialization, feeding/watering animals, cleaning up, etc.
This event has reached volunteer capacity!

Anywhere Join GVSU Alumni in the Fight Against Cancer. Sponsor or join the GVSU Alumni Association team in the 2010 American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Grand Valley.
More info

 

SATURDAY APRIL 3,2010

South Florida

Keep Broward Beautiful
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Host: Fort Lauderdale Alumni Club Leader, Audra Vaz, '92
Beach clean-up
Anywhere Join GVSU Alumni in the Fight Against Cancer. Sponsor or join the GVSU Alumni Association team in the 2010 American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Grand Valley.
More info

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