How It Works
What a difference a day—and now a month—can make!
Last year, over 4,000 Global Day of Service volunteers performed 25,897 hours of service in over 15 countries around the world. From cleaning up community spaces to serving meals at shelters to working with disadvantaged children, Global Day of Service projects touched countless lives in meaningful, surprising ways. With your help, we can make an even bigger impact in 2013—especially since Global Day of Service is now Global Days of Service.
Service can mean lots of things—hundreds of things, actually.
Since sites will be organized throughout the entire month of April, there will be more flexibility and opportunities to find a service site that really means something to you. So what counts as service? Anything! Cleaning up parks, volunteering at shelters, working with animals—but also helping any part of your community that needs a hand. Coach your children’s little league team? That counts. Volunteer at your child’s school? That counts, too! We often forget how much in our everyday life is in service to others, and we want to recognize members of the BU community who devote their time and effort to giving back to others.
Service work can take place in large groups organized by BU alumni, or on your own. All service will count toward the final Global Days of Service goal—but more importantly, it will count toward making a meaningful contribution to your community.
We want to hear from you!
When you volunteer, remember to log your hours. Tell us about the experience through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—use #BUGDS. We’ll be sending out updates throughout the month of April, and we’d love to include your photos and stories!