Thank you for your interest in the BU Global Day of Service!
As an undergraduate student in Boston, you will be venturing out into the city to tackle real issues that affect real communities. See below for more information.
If you would like to register your student organization or club for a site, you may contact email@example.com to request spots be held for group members. Alternatively, group members can individually register themselves for the desired site.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail that will detail what time you will meet your site leaders and fellow volunteers at the Student Activities Center Gym (located at 1 University Road).
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For students with meal plans, a Rhetty-to-Go meal will be deducted from your plan, and a bag lunch will be available for those without a meal plan.
Undergraduate students will get to site via bus, van, or the T or on foot, depending on how far away the site is from BU. You will meet the rest of your group at site, and begin your service as a group. The GDS team will e-mail you with specifications on what to wear and bring with you.
Logging Your Hours
We ask that you log your hours at bu.edu/millionhours.
Global Day of Service Student FAQs
- How do I get to site on Saturday, April 13, 2013?
- Will meals be provided?
- What should I bring and wear?
- Can I volunteer as part of a group?
- I would like to help out with Day of Service. How can I get more involved?
- I need help logging my hours.
- I cannot do service on the day of April 13th. Are there other ways I can participate in GDS?
- I am a BU alumni. Can I still sign up here?
- What if I’m studying abroad?
Students will gather in the Student Activities Center Gym (SAC) at 1 University Road the morning of the Global Day of Service to meet their site leaders and groups. Details about your site-specific transportation and what time you must meet at the SAC will be included in the confirmation email you will receive a week before the event.
Sites may leave at different times depending on where they are located. The Community Service Center will arrange transportation to sites for all undergraduate students. Transportation may be by foot, bus, T or van. This information will also be sent in your confirmation email. If you are a graduate student or an alumni, then you will need to arrange your own transportation.
Undergraduates will be provided with breakfast at the SAC Gym (1 University Road), where undergraduate students will meet with their site leaders and groups to head to site together. For students with meal plans, Rhetty-to-Go meals will be provided for lunch. One meal will be deducted from their meal plans. For students without meal plans, a lunch will also be provided. Alumni and graduate students are asked to bring their own bag lunch to site.
Bring your Terrier Card, T pass (if you have one), water bottle, and health insurance card (in case of emergency). Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you are willing to get dirty! Certain sites may have more specific requirements. If there are specific clothing requirements, they will be sent to you in your confirmation email a week before the event.
Absolutely! Groups of up to 30 undergraduate students can register together on the Global Day of Service Eventbrite registration website. If your group is larger than 30 students, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try and accomodate you. Information for each group member will still be needed to complete the group’s registration, so please have those details ready. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can do our best to accommodate large groups.
Volunteer to be a site leader! Site leaders will be the main contact person for the site, and are responsible for making sure that volunteers get to and from site safely. If you are interested in becoming a site leader, please register here.
If you need verification for volunteering hours performed for an outside commitment, you must contact the Community Service Center at email@example.com at least one week before the event. The Community Service Center cannot provide verification without prior notification.
If you cannot volunteer on April 13th, you are welcome to volunteer on your own during the month of April and log your hours. If need site suggestions feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni, faculty, staff and graduate students can sign up for the Global Days of Service through the Global Days of Service Website.
Thank you for wanting to incorporate service during your abroad experience! Students studying abroad should look for international sites on the Cities & Sites page. Check with your program to see if any official groups have been organized in your area.
Contact the Community Service Center: