The St. Mary’s University President’s Volunteer Team mission is to connect and increase volunteer opportunities that address community needs and develop a lifetime commitment to service.
St. Mary’s features a dynamic and active student body whose commitment to social justice and dedication to the community is second to none. The President’s Volunteer Team is a way for us to signal that giving back is a key part of the university’s mission for everyone on campus — from students to the President.
Through the President’s Volunteer Team we were able to support major volunteering initiatives, from Habitat For Humanity, to Feed the Hungry to The Coldest Night of the Year, from We Day to the Mustard Seed, and more. This year’s program of initiatives promises to be just as compelling and important. We welcome all those who wish to make a difference.
|President’s Volunteer Team Orientation Lunch||Promotion of PVT and community building||September 16, 2019||11:30am-12:45pm||—|
|Feed the Hungry||Preparing and serving meal for marginalized and homeless||October 6, 2019||9:30am-6:30pm||100|
|Pass it ON||Clothing distribution for underprivileged families||October 18, 2019||9:00am-12:00pm||35|
|Field of Crosses||Preparing and placing 3500 candles on Memorial Drive to honour the sacrifices made||November 10 & 11, 2019||5:00pm-7:00pm, 8:00am-10:00am||60|
|L’Arche Christmas Pageant||Perform selected readings as part of the L’Arche Christmas Pageant||December 6, 2019||4:00pm-9:00pm||7|
|Inn From the Cold||Volunteers clean and organize various areas in the shelter||January 17, 2020||10:00am-12:00pm||20|
|Mustard Seed||Shelter Dinner; Prep and clean; Serve & Clean||March 15, 2020||4:30pm-9:00pm||20|
Be a part of the team!
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