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Inaugural Global Day of Service is this weekend

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Hundreds of alumni, faculty, staff, and students are expected to participate in BU’s inaugural Global Day of Service on April 17. Photo by Vernon Doucette

There is still time to register for the Boston University Alumni Association’s inaugural Global Day of Service, which takes place on Saturday, April 17. The association, along with individual alumni and the BU Community Service Center, has been organizing community service opportunities around the world.

More than 750 people have registered to serve at nearly 70 sites, among them the Greater Boston Food Bank, the Franklin Park Zoo, in Dorchester, Mass., the Downtown Women’s Center, in Los Angeles, Calif., and Blackwattle Bay, in Sydney, Australia.

Participants will be serving lunch to the homeless, helping build a home for the needy, clearing trails in state parks, volunteering at local food banks, even organizing a carnival for underprivileged children. They will also take part in the April 17 nationwide Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and will volunteer at the Boston Marathon, on Monday, April 19.

Those who would like to participate in the Global Day of Service can register until Friday, April 16.

The Alumni Association plans to make the Day of Service an annual event.

Register here to become part of Boston University Alumni Association’s Global Day of Service.

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