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Volunteers needed during annual outreach week

  •  Members of the San Francisco Bay Alumni Club paint a community center during COW 2013. Sign up to participate in this year's Community Outreach Week by visiting

Posted on February 28, 2014

From helping construct a home for a single mother in Holland, collecting canned goods in Florida or cleaning the Belle Isle Aquarium in Detroit, hundreds of people will volunteer in the name of Grand Valley during the annual Community Outreach Week.

Set for March 24-30, the sixth annual event is sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Community Service Learning Center.

Last year’s COW saw more than 3,600 hours of service logged by 930 volunteers.

Projects have already been created in Allendale, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Arizona and Texas. Abigayle Sloan, assistant director for Alumni Relations, said the project list continues to grow. Visit to join an already created project or add a new one.

The website also includes project ideas, resources, and a world map that shows the impact of Laker volunteers.

The CSLC will host larger projects for students. More information about student service opportunities is online at


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