Over 30 Dartmouth Alumni-Led Volunteer Projects Planned Nationwide This Weekend

The 5th Annual Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service includes volunteer opportunities coordinated by members of the Big Green community.

Alumni, alongside their friends and family, are encouraged to join together Saturday, May 4, for the 5th Annual Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service. 

There are several coordinated group efforts involving local organizations and nonprofits planned for the May 4-5 weekend in cities across the country. Is there one near you? By coming together, Dartmouth alumni strengthen their ties with one another while engaging with the needs of the communities they call home. 

If there is not a service event in the works where you live, you are invited to serve as you are able with your friends and family and perhaps fellow alumni you are in touch with locally. 

Share your experience volunteering in your community on social media with the hashtag #DartmouthServes.

And don’t forget to log your hours on the College’s “Call to Serve” website. Help the Big Green community stay on track to meet our goal of 250,000 service hours over the course of this milestone year. 

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2019 Day of Service Opportunities

Day of Service - DCNY's Reach Out and Read
May 4th, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Charles B Wang Community Health Center, New York City
Volunteer with Dartmouth Alumni at a Reach Out and Read affiliate!

Day of Service - DGALA City Meals on Wheels
May 4th, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Mullaly Recreation Center, Bronx, New York

Volunteers will be delivering meals to our homebound elderly neighbors. 

Day of Service - Sara Roosevelt Park Cleanup
May 4th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
BRC Senior Center, New York City

Gardens in front of the BRC Senior Center will be beautified for the pleasure of the Seniors who attend the center daily.

Day of Service - Volunteer Day with LES Ecology Center and WD NYC
May 4th, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
East River Park Fire Boat House, East River Park, East River Promenade, New York City

Women of Dartmouth NYC volunteers will work alongside LES Ecology staff to rejuvenate the gardens and lawns throughout East River Park. Activities include tending to garden beds, weeding, removing litter, and mulching.

Day of Service - Day of Service at Arm in Arm (Trenton)
May 4th, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Trenton, New Jersey

Join The Dartmouth Club of Princeton as we work at Arm In Arm seeking to achieve stability for our neighbors in need.

Day of Service - Community FoodBank of New Jersey
May 4th, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hillside, New Jersey

Come join fellow Dartmouth alums, family and friends at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the State's largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization.

Social Night of Service
May 2nd, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
New Covenant Center, Stamford, Connecticut

At New Covenant Center's Social Night of Service, volunteers will prepare 100+ meals to be served the following day to those in need. New Covenant Center, located in Stamford CT, is focused on hunger prevention and social services for a better life. During the Social Night of Service, music and refreshments will be provided to the volunteers as they prepare the meals, promoting conversation and a social atmosphere.

Day of Service - Family Fun Day Festival
May 4, 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Pilot House Community Farm, Fairfield, Connecticut 
J
oin the DCEFC by helping out at a festival in Fairfield, CT! The Pilot House special needs center is having a “Family Fun Day Festival.” They need help at the game booths during the day (2-6pm) and running the Corn Hole tournament in the evening (6-10pm). 

Day of Service - W Hartford - Plant-A-Row for the Hungry at Westmoor Park
May 4th, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
West Hartford, Connecticut

Assist in preparing and planting the organic vegetable gardens at Westmoor Park for its Plant-A-Row for the Hungry Program. Harvests are donated to local shelters.

Day of Service - Spring Trail Work
May 4th, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Richmond, Vermont

Join the Green Mountain Club to help clear the Long Trail. 

Day of Service - Upper Valley - Healthy Eating at the Haven! 
May 4th, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hixon House at The Haven, White River Junction, Vermont
Join us for our Alumni Day of Service Event at The Haven's Healthy Eating Perinatal Addiction Treatment Program.

Day of Service - Volunteer with Kilbourn Park Greenhouse
May 4th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Kilbourn Park, Chicago, Illinois

Lend a hand at one of the only teaching greenhouses in Chicago. You’ll move soil, pull weeds, transplant, and provide help wherever needed, including preparing for the popular annual garden sale. Students frequently visit the greenhouse, and volunteers play a critical role in making sure facilities are well-maintained so educational programs can run effectively and efficiently.

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Day of Service - Preston Bradley Center Beautification
May 4th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Preston Bradley Center, Chicago, Illinois

As part of the global initiative for A Day of Service and a delayed Earth Day, Saturday May 4, 2019 Preston Bradley is seeking volunteers to support, repair and improve the building and grounds.

Day of Service - Second Harvest Food Bank
May 4th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
San Jose, California
Assist at local food bank with whatever needs to be done that day.

Day of Service - Building after-school cubbies for our kids!
May 4th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
San Mateo, California

Please join Evan Jones '05, Executive Director of the Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls Club, at our San Mateo clubhouse to help build individual storage cubbies for our kids!

Day of Service - Greenification of Golden Gate Park
May 4th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Please join us to continue the habitat restoration, reforestation, and Greenification of "Dartmouth Hill" next to Hellman Hollow.

Day of Service - Honor Our Nation's Heroes at the West Los Angeles VA
May 4th, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Join DCLA as we honor our veterans for our Day of Service! Volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with VA veterans, team up with veterans as they target the coveted BINGO, distribute prizes to the winners, play the role of BINGO caller, help serve refreshments, conduct bedside visits with veterans to show our appreciation for their service.

Day of Service - Alameda - Call to Serve @ the Alameda County Food Bank
May 4th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Alameda County Food Bank, Alameda, California

Come help us sort donations for residents of Alameda County in need of food!

Day of Service - Grassroots work in Foothill Park
May 4th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Foothill Park Interpretive Center, Palo Alto, California
Join us for a morning in Foothill Park in Palo Alto! This is in conjunction with Grassroots Ecology. We will be planting, weeding, and doing trail work to improve our outdoors. Families are welcome. (Kids under 12 must have an adult with them). Wear clothes to get dirty, closed toe shoes, and bring a water bottle. Gloves and tools supplied.

DClub San Diego Day of Service
May 4th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Arc in Kearny Mesa, North Shores Vocational Center (Kearny Mesa) & The Sol & Ruth Gerber Family Center (Chula Vista)

A day of service with The Arc in Kearny Mesa, working with people with developmental disabilities.

Day of Service - Protect Native Plants
May 4th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Massachusetts

Remove invasive plants from Garden in the Woods, New England's botanical garden for native plants. Dress for working in the garden: study shoes, gloves, long sleeves and pants. Children old enough to understand weeds from specimen plants (3 and older) welcome. 

Day of Service - Boston - Call to Service at Lovelane in Lincoln MA
May 4th, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program, Lincoln, Massachusetts 

Put on your booties and farm clothes to join a fun team of volunteers at Lovelane Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program in Lincoln, MA. You do not need to be a horse/farm aficionado.  Lovelane will organize a fun day of activities for Dartmouth volunteers to engage in their program to support families and riders!

Day of Service - Family Pantry of Cape Cod
May 4th, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Harwich, Massachusetts

Join fellow alumni as we help unload supplies from a delivery truck and stock items within the food pantry.

Day of Service - Arcadia Sanctuary Invasive Plant Pull
May 5, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Easthampton, Massachusetts

This year our annual Alumni Day of Service project will occur back-to-back with a morning bird watching event with noted naturalist John Green. Stick around after bird watching – or fly in at 11:30 and join us for an early light lunch before the project. Around 12pm the Arcadia staff will give us a brief training on which plants are harmful to the native species in our area and how to properly remove them. After the training we'll get to work!

Day of Service - Spring Cleanup at Windrush Farm
May 4th, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Windrush Farms, North Andover, Massachusetts

Join us for a rewarding day of outdoor spring clean-up at Windrush Farm located in North Andover, Massachusetts. Windrush offers volunteer and riding opportunities to many different populations including youth at risk, veterans, patients in rehabilitation, victims of human trafficking and more. Every day we strive to help each and every one of our clients realize that they are always capable of more than they think.

Day of Service - Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas 2019
May 4th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
BGCD Headquarters, Dallas, Texas

All ages are invited to help pack care packages for students who will have completed the BGCD Collegiate STEPS Program. Collegiate STEPS (Striving Towards Excellence Preparing for Success) is designed to help high school seniors overcome obstacles, improve college knowledge and attend college.

Day of Service - Boulder, CO There with Care-Derby Party Set-up
May 4th, 10:45 AM to 2:00 PM
The Highland City Club in Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

There with Care is an organization for families and children facing critical illness. We will be setting up for a fund raising Derby Party scheduled for 5/4. The group will set up tables/chairs; linens; decorate; set up check in; red carpet; outside lanterns/lighting; and cafe tables and bar area.

Day of Service - DACM Day of Service at the Baltimore Hunger Project
May 5, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cockeysville, Maryland

We will help the Baltimore Hunger Project to pack non-perishable food items for Baltimore students who have been identified as food insecure on weekends. 

The Food Group 2019
May 2nd, 6:00 P.M. to 7:30PM
New Hope, Minnesota

You will be packing food in the warehouse. This may be repackaging bulk product into consumer size bags, sorting donations or packing for our Fare for All sites. The details of your project will be explained on the day of your event.

Day of Service - No Ivy League Volunteer Event
May 4th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lower Macleay Park, Portland, Oregon

Join Portland Parks & Recreation's No Ivy League and SOLVE for a morning of invasive plant removal in Forest Park.

Day of Service - Honor Flights: Greet Veterans at the WWII Memorial
May 4th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
National Mall, Washington, DC

Greet WWII Veterans as they visit their memorial. Make signs, wave flags, cheer for arriving groups, take photos, help out with wheelchairs if needed, and honor their service.

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By contributing 250,000 hours of volunteer service in honor of the Colleges 250th anniversary, the Dartmouth community is making a positive impact one hour at a time in 2019. How are you currently serving your community or the organizations closest to your heart? 

Be sure to log your hours through The Call to Serve!