Global Days of Service

University of Rochester
Global Days of Service


September 2021

MAKE A DIFFERENCE


Global Days of Service is a worldwide effort for University of Rochester alumni, parents, and friends to make a difference through a variety of service opportunities led by Rochester volunteers.

No matter where you live, you can continue the tradition of giving back throughout the month of September with volunteer opportunities online and in-person. Whether you get involved virtually or in your local community, you’re invited to join the cause and showcase the spirit of Meliora.


REGISTER FOR A PROJECT


Make a difference wherever you are. Find a virtual or in-person project today!

REGISTER FOR A PROJECT


Make a difference wherever you are. Find a virtual or in-person project today!

ORGANIZE


Do you have an idea for a virtual service opportunity? Identify an organization in need, manage the details, and rally others to join you as a site leader.

Please note that these photos were taken by volunteers.

 

CONTACT US


Questions? Connect with your local Regional Volunteers and Programs staff member.

 


“Although our participation was all independent last year, I truly appreciated the willingness of Albany alumni, families, and friends to come together and support our local food bank. As regulations permit, I'm looking forward to meeting volunteers in-person for Global Days of Service this year—serving together brings back happy memories from Wilson Day!”

 

—MARYANNA KREWSON ’16, GLOBAL DAYS OF SERVICE SITE LEADER: REGIONAL FOOD BANK OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK

A RICH HISTORY


During first-year orientation, undergraduate students at both the River Campus and Eastman School of Music quickly learn the University motto of Meliora, meaning “ever better” through participation in a day of service in the Rochester community.

Known on the River Campus since 1988 as Wilson Day, named after the family of Joseph C. Wilson ’31, and George Eastman Day of Service at the Eastman School of Music after George Eastman, this has instilled a tradition of service within the University community.