Viva Volunteer

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 Viva Volunteer 2014 on the OSV's Facebook page.

Viva Volunteer

8am-1pm, October 24, 2015

Student Organization capacity has been met. Students still interested in participating in Viva Volunteer may register as individuals in early October when general/individual registration opens.


Viva 2014 at a Glance

409 Volunteers

31 Site Leaders

31 Responsible University Officials

24 Participating Agencies

26 Project Sites

2,045 Volunteer Hours Served

$47,853.00 Saved by Agencies

General Registration

Viva Volunteer general registration is now open! Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. All students interested in participating in Viva Volunteer may register for a service project as individuals. Registration will close once all available spots are full. Service sites and project descriptions, along with registration links, are provided below. To register, click on a regstriation link associated with a project site and fill out the OrgSync registration form. Volunteers will be contacted by their Viva Volunteer leadership team (a Responsible University Official (RUO) and student Site Leader) in the coming weeks.

If you are a student that has already registered to participate in Viva Volunteer with a student organization, please do NOT sign up again through general registration.

Boys & Girls Club of Richardson - Volunteers will assist with facility and playground maintenance. Service may include cleaning the walls and other areas of the education building, and beautifying the playground area. Volunteers may assist in both indoor and outdoor activities.
This project is now full. Please choose another Viva Volunteer service site.

Chase's Place - At Chase's Place, students will create make handmade napkin rings that will be sold at an annual fundraising craft show. The project will include beading and tagging each napkin ring.
Click here to register for Chase's Place.

City of Plan Animal Shelter - At the City of Plano Animal Shelter, students will assist with various tasks at the facility. Some jobs may include cleaning bowls, toys and laundry.
This project is now full. Please choose another Viva Volunteer service site.

Creative Arts Center of Dallas - Volunteers that serve at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas, will assist with landscaping needs and the creation of a mosaic picnic table and bench.
This project is now full. Please choose another Viva Volunteer service site.

UT Dallas Community Garden - Student volunteers will maintain the garden environment by helping with sustainability and beautification projects.
Click here to register for the UT Dallas Community Garden.


Viva 2015 Participating Agencies

Chase's Place
City of Plano—Animal Shelter
City of Richardson—Animal Shelter
City of Richardson—Community Services
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Children’s Theater
Foster Kids Charity

Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E.
Genesis Children’s Theater
Goodwill Industries of Dallas-Garland
Goodwill Industries of Dallas-Plano
Jonathan's Place
Literacy Instruction For Texas (L.I.F.T.)
Mi Escuelita Preschool
My Possibilities
NETWORK of Richardson

Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas
Richardson Boys and Girls Club
Richardson Family YMCA
Texas Trees Foundation
The Warren Center
UTD Community Garden
UTD Office of Sustainability
Voice of Hope Ministries