Viva Volunteer - Saturday, October 22, 2016
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.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Viva 2014 at a Glance*
31 Site Leaders
31 Responsible University Officials
24 Participating Agencies
26 Project Sites
2,045 Volunteer Hours Served
$47,853.00 Saved by Agencies*Viva Volunteer 2015 was canceled due to inclement weather.
Viva Volunteer 2016
Pre-registration for Viva Volunteer is 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.
Event date: Saturday, October 22
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:
- Send an email announcement to all Viva Volunteer site leaders, Responsible University Officials, event partners, and administration.
- Post an announcement on Office of Student Volunteerism's official Facebook page.
- Post an announcement on OrgSync.
- Post signs at Visitor Center Atrium doors.
- Provide an automatic reply (out of office) message on OSV staff emails and Office of Student Volunteerism's official email: [email protected].
Social Media: Share your Viva Volunteer experience! Use #vivavolunteer when tweeting, posting photos, and updates.
Viva 2016 Project Sites
City of Plano Animal Shelter
City of Plano Sustainability & Environmental Education
City of Richardson Community Services
City of Richardson Animal Shelter
Color Me Empowered
Dallas Children's Theater
Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E.
Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Plano
Hope Supply Co.
International Rescue Committee
Richardson Boys & Girls Club
Texas Trees Foundation
UT Dallas Butterfly Flutterby Monarch Waystation
UT Dallas Community Garden
Workers Defense Project