Volunteer USI To Celebrate 2 Million Hours Served

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As part of recognizing National Volunteer Week, Volunteer USI will host a week of activities beginning Sunday, April 15 for the USI community and the public. The week will culminate with the recognition of 2 million total hours of volunteer service recorded by the Volunteer USI program.

Founded in July of 1996, Volunteer USI is a University-wide program to recruit, place and recognize volunteers who give their services and talents to benefit USI and the surrounding communities. Volunteers can be students of any age, families, faculty and staff, members of the community, alumni or corporations.

Events being held as part of National Volunteer Week include:

  • Sunday, April 15: Spruce Up ­– Alumni, students, employees and members of the community are invited to come together for a day of service to maintain the beauty of the USI campus.
  • Tuesday, April 17: #ScreaglesGiveBack ­– T-shirts, giveaways, and the opportunity to create Eagle Caring Packages will be available for students at University Center starting at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 18: #ScreaglesGiveBack – In addition to free shirts and giveaways, students will have the opportunity to make snack bags for the children at the Dream Center.
  • Thursday, April 19: Celebration Brunch ­– All students, USI employees and volunteers are invited to celebrate beginning at 9 a.m. in Carter Hall.
  • Friday, April 20: Heritage Artisan Days – Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in Historic New Harmony’s annual event featuring 19th Century artisans.
  • Saturday, April 21: #ScreaglesGiveBack – Participants will travel to Indianapolis to volunteer at Gleaners Food Bank before exploring the city

Registration for all events is available on the USI website at USI.edu/volunteer. For more information, contact Caylin Blockley at cjblockley@usi.edu or at 812-465-1215.

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