Volunteer & Service Events
Make a difference in your community by joining us for our community service events throughout the year! Community Service and Civic Engagement staff sponsored 44 events in the 2011-2012 academic year, engaging over 2,970 students, faculty, staff and community members in 18,220 hours of service to over 194 community partners.
Designed to expose the IUPUI community to Indy and Indy to the IUPUI community, each month the Jaguars in the Streets program educates volunteers on a different social issue through volunteering and civic engagement. Come get involved on and off campus with other students, staff and faculty. Look for our 2-4 events per month! Pre-registration is required. If you have any questions please contact Katy Frantz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Day of Caring is an annual community service day for IUPUI faculty, staff, and students. This event is done in conjunction with the United Way's Campaign for Day of Caring. Day of Caring will be held on September 27, 2013 from 8:00 am–1:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. Please click the link above for more information.
IUPUI Fall Alternative Break (FAB) is a low-cost service trip that takes IUPUI students to communities outside of Indianapolis, where they take part in volunteering and hands-on learning. Students perform short-term projects for community agencies and learn about issues such as health, literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness and the environment. Information for this event in 2013 will be coming soon. Contact email@example.com with questions.
IUPUI volunteers spend National Make a Difference Day making a commitment to actively participate in this special day of volunteerism. Make a Difference Day was initiated in 1990 and is annually held on the last Saturday in October. Even small efforts can make a big difference. Pre-registration is required. Information for this event in 2013 will be coming soon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
One week prior to Thanksgiving, schools, communities and cities throughout the nation endeavor to bring a greater awareness to the issues of hunger and homelessness. To find out more about the national movement, visit the National Coalition for the Homeless web site. Information for this event in 2013 will be coming soon. Contact email@example.com with questions.
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day this year will be held on December 2, 2013. For more about the national movement, visit the World AIDS Day web site. Information for this event in 2013 will be coming soon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
This year's Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service celebrates Dr. King's relentless spirit in helping his community. Volunteers will attend an inspirational breakfast program with a keynote, and then be challenged to go out and relentlessly serve others in our community. This event will be held on Monday, January 21st. For more information and to register, click here.
At the César Chávez Day of Service, IUPUI students and members of the Indianapolis community will participate in educational events and service projects to raise awareness about César Chávez and his impact. César Chávez Day of Service will be March 23, 2013 and is planned by the Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholars. More information about the day and how to register will be posted soon. Information for this event in 2013 will be coming soon. Contact email@example.com with questions.
These trips send students to other cities and states to engage in daily volunteer projects and social issue awareness. Through service, participants are able to experience, discuss, and understand social issues while learning how to become active citizens in their own communities. Visit http://csl.iupui.edu/ocs/asb.asp for more information about upcoming alternative spring break trips.
Random Acts of Kindness Week
Random Acts of Kindness Week will be celebrated February 18 – 22, 2013. More information coming soon! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Come join the Sam H. Jones Service Scholarship students as they volunteer side by side with George Washington Community School students and provide education about the environment and the importance of service to your community for Global Youth Service Day in April. For more about the national movement, visit the Global Youth Service Day web site.
Volunteer Recognition Week
Volunteer Recognition Week will be celebrated April 22 – 26, 2013. More information coming soon! Contact email@example.com with questions.
Volunteers at Day of Caring