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Volunteers ready for COW

  • Volunteers pack sack meals at Kids' Food Basket in Grand Rapids during COW 2012. This year's outreach week is March 18-23.

Posted on March 08, 2013

More than 600 Grand Valley volunteers are expected to participate in the university's fifth annual Community Outreach Week, sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Community Service Learning Center.

COW is set for March 18-23. During that week, Lakers around the world will participate in service projects in their neighborhoods, from helping combat childhood hunger at Kids’ Food Basket in Grand Rapids to cleaning the Belle Isle Aquarium in Detroit.

Projects are detailed online at Alumni, current students and friends of Grand Valley are invited to join an already created project, or start a new one. Projects are listed in Thailand, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Nebraska, among other sites.

In 2012, more than 2,000 hours of service were logged during COW by 625 volunteers.

The Community Service Learning Center will host larger projects for students; visit to learn more.

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