Days of Service

What will you do to make a difference this year? Days of Service are an important opportunity for Western volunteers to see and understand the impact and importance of service, as well as take action to promote equality, justice, respect and compassion. Western partners with various community organizations to provide done-in-a-day service projects. Projects include painting, maintenance, cleaning, organizing, building shelves, gardening, shoveling and much more!

Are you a member of a local organization that needs volunteers for a project? Submit a Days of Service Project Request Form to get started!

Photo of Western volunteers in a garden

General Information

  • Wear sun protection, closed-toe shoes and comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing. Bring sunscreen, bug spray and a refillable water bottle.
  • There is no place to securely store personal items, so leave valuables at home.
  • Volunteers will be asked to sign a waiver at the event. Volunteers under 18 will need a parent or guardian present.
  • Please let your site leader know if you need special accommodations. We are here to help!

Fall Day of Service

Western students are proud to announce the Fall Day of Service, which is held the Sunday of Homecoming Weekend. We are calling all change makers in the Gunnison Valley to perform individual acts of kindness through service to others! Volunteers will participate in a service project with a non-profit, organization, or community member in need.  When resources and citizens come together with purpose, communities grow and prosper!

A photo of a group of student volunteers

MLK Day of Service

"A day on, not a day off"

Every Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a group of Western students is proud to host a day of service in Dr. King’s name. Thousands of students and community members across the country will participate in this national holiday by doing community service to translate Dr. King’s dreams into actions. We are calling all change makers at Western and in the Gunnison Valley to reflect on gains won during the Civil Rights Movement and to address contemporary issues facing our nation through performing individual acts of kindness through service to others.

Join us for the next MLK Day of Service on Jan. 20, 2020. Check-in is at 10:00 a.m. at Western’s University Center Ballroom.

A photo of an MLK Day of Service T-shirt