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COW seeks volunteers for 50 projects

  • COW volunteers helped at the Blandford Nature Center in 2010.

Posted on February 25, 2011

In the spirit of Grand Valley’s 50th anniversary, the theme of this year’s Community Outreach Week is “50 for 50.”

University organizers are looking for volunteers to participate in 50 volunteer projects locally and nationally. Community Outreach Week offers opportunities for individuals and groups to volunteer time to help with service projects in West Michigan and across the country.

Sponsored by Grand Valley’s Alumni Association and the Community Service Learning Center, COW will run March 21-26.

Chris Barbee, director of Alumni Relations, says Grand Valley alumni are encouraged to take part in a project for that will benefit their community.  “Individuals, alumni friends, and families can all volunteer their time by donating blood, cleaning a park or sorting and distributing food for people in need,” Barbee said.

The current list of projects is online at, click on the “Volunteer Now” link. There are also links to submit a new project and a list of resources to search for an organization or service project.

In 2010, more than 150 volunteers in six different states participated in COW.  

For more information, visit the website or call Alumni Relations at (616) 331-3590 or the Community Service Learning Center at (616) 331-2468.

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