Viva Volunteer - Saturday, October 28, 2017

student volunteers

Make a Difference Day is the largest day of community service each year, where millions of individuals across the world take the opportunity to serve and give back to their communities.

See photos from previous Viva Volunteer service days on the OSV's Facebook page.

Viva Volunteer

Viva Volunteer is UT Dallas' annual service event. Hundreds of students, staff and faculty unite in service in order to serve others on Make a Difference Day. In one morning, Comets travel to local nonprofits and serve in the spirit of making a difference in their community.

Viva Volunteer
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Viva 2016 at a Glance

382 Student Volunteers

23 Participating Agencies

25 Project Sites

1,910 Volunteer Hours Served

$48,000 Saved by Agencies

Viva Volunteer 2017

Group and general registration are now closed. No walk-ins are permitted on the day of Viva Volunteer. Transportation to project site, breakfast, lunch and t-shirts are provided to registrants.

Leadership meetings for group Site Leaders and Responsible University Officials (RUOs) will take place from 10-11 a.m. on the following dates:

Valuable event, agency and service project information and updates will be discussed during Viva Leadership Meetings.

Event date: Saturday, October 28

Check-in: 8:00 a.m.*, Visitor Center Atrium
Registered members go straight to their team's table and check in with their site leader and/or RUO. All participants travel to and from off-campus project site by rented bus (no personal vehicles).
*Check with your site leader for the specific arrival time for your group. No late arrivals.

Attire: Wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothes you do not mind getting dirty. For your safety and comfort, no high heels, sandals or flip flops. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Inclement weather: This event will take place rain or shine (with the exception of severe weather). If conditions necessitate event cancelation, every effort will be made to have this information posted on University-controlled sites no later than 5 p.m. the day prior. The Office of Student Volunteerism will:

Social Media: Share your Viva Volunteer experience! Use #vivavolunteer when tweeting, posting photos, and updates.

Viva Project Partners