Walden University is proud to host the fifth annual Global Day of Service on October 2, 2010. Through the Global Day of Service, volunteers can lead or participate in a project to help local communities. There are many ways to participate—including leading a service project or volunteering in your community—whether it's at a local food bank, community center, nursing home, or neighborhood school.
The goal of the Global Day of Service is to help bring Walden's mission of positive social change to life. The Global Day of Service is open to all—students, staff, faculty members, and alumni as well as friends, family, and colleagues are welcome to lend a hand.
Last year, more than a thousand members of the Walden community gathered in cities around the world to contribute to more than 35 local community projects. This year more than 400,000 hours have been committed around the world to the Global Day of Service.
Not sure on how to get started? Visit Walden's Facebook page to connect with fellow volunteers in your area and make a greater impact in your community. Check out the Walden Service Network (https://volunteer.truist.com/waldenu/volunteer/) for other ideas or to find a project near you. Can't find a project near you? Email Walden for support in planning, promoting, and recruiting volunteers for your project at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the 2010 Global Day of Service International Projects include:
- Kumasi, Ghana: Aldersgate Foundation. Volunteers will assist staff members with daily tasks that include speaking with guests, testing and counseling
- Hanover, Jamaica: Elementary School Teacher’s Collaboration at the Mary Land Primary School.
- Queretaro, Mexico: Donations – Campaign to collect food, medicine and toys for children. Gathering and collecting donations and pack them and hand them in to the local indigenous community.
- Beira, Mozambique: Volunteer with Oasis. Activities include: implementing surveys and enquiries to help communities to meet their physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs.
- Barnawa Kaduna, Nigeria: Provide Help to Orphanage Homes across southern Nigeria. Activities include: visit at least three orphanage homes and support them with food, clothes and if possible, prepare an encouraging talk and deliver.
- Songtan, South Korea: Clean Up for Children of Korea. Activities include: visiting the local orphanage in Songtan, cleaning inside and outside the facility, and collecting toys and clothes to donate to the children of the orphanage.
- Mbale, Uganda: Busoba Sub-County (Matibo) Tree Planting Project. Volunteers will participate with the following: community mobilization and sensitization, trainings on tree planting, environmental conservation, soil fertility management, food security promotion, establishment of income generating activities, gender mainstreaming, hygiene and sanitation, and home visitation.