2nd Annual Global Day of Service
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Temple Owls coming together to serve others and their communities!
Temple University’s second annual Global Day of Service, Saturday, November 8, is designed to unite Temple alumni and friends worldwide in community service on a single day! Global Day of Service is a great opportunity to help spread the pride alumni have for Temple, recognize the combined efforts that alumni have on local communities, and demonstrate how Temple alumni change the world!
Last years’ inaugural event included 350 volunteers in 8 states, 13 cities, 3 countries and with over 20 charities and causes.
View photos from the 2013 Global Day of Service.
- Improve a local community
- Provide alumni another reason to participate
- Pride of Institution, wearing the Temple “T”; Temple alumni are contributory members of society!
- Increase respect for social causes
- Stress free networking
- Spotlight leadership skills of Temple alumni
- Regional alumni interaction
- It is fun and feels good too!
How can I participate?
- Become a Site Leader/Organize an Event. We are looking for individual alumni and alumni chapter and society leaders to organize events in their region on Saturday, November 8, 2014. We will provide recommendations and help you to get the word out via the internet, email and social media, and also supply volunteer t-shirts to your group. See below information on organizing an event and becoming a Site Leader.
- Sign up for an existing event or simply conduct an activity on your own. Suggestions for short-term volunteer activities are listed below. The opportunities are endless. Visit alumni.temple.edu/dayofservice after September 15 for more information on the existing events, to sign up for one of these events, or to alert us that you will be doing something on your own.
Become a Site Leader
What is a site leader? Site leaders are the backbone of Global Day of Service. A site leader finds an organization in their area that could use the assistance of volunteers; he/she schedules the event between for the charity and his/her Temple group of volunteers. He or she serves as a conduit between the charity and the volunteers. It is important for the site leader to find out the following information and include the following information on the Site Leader sign-up form.
Your Information: Name and Contact
- Charity/Organization Information: Location/Region; Description, and Website
- Project Information: Description of work, Number of hours
- Volunteer Information: Number of volunteers; Age or other restrictions
- Special Notes: what to wear, bring, etc.
The University will add your event to our list of featured events and notify Owls living in and around that area encouraging them to sign up to join the site you are managing that day.
Sign up to be a Site Leader here!
Suggestions for Volunteering in Your Area
- Donate blood
- Collect sporting equipment for a town group
- Serve food at a soup kitchen
- Donate gently used clothing and toys
- Volunteer at your local hospital or retirement community
- Help beautify your city
- Help at or donate supplies to your local animal shelter
- Deliver meals to homebound individuals
- Pick up litter in a local park or along a highway
- Donate food items to your local food bank
- Make seamless blankets for the homeless
- Help someone learn to read
- Donate books to your local library
- Collect coats for the homeless
- Donate toiletry items to a local shelter
- Write to soldiers
- Knit baby caps for a local hospital
- Plant a tree
- Coach a child’s sports team
- Become a mentor/Provide Career Advice
- Give to Temple!
Help us spread the word to fellow Owls by sharing your photos and stories on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all day on Saturday, November 8 and after! Let’s show the world that Temple Owls are doing great things for their communities around the world!
More information about becoming a Site Leader
Please feel free to contact Christine Brady at email@example.com or (215) 204-4313 with any questions