Serving Together: Alumni Day of Service

Posted by Caitlin Joyce, '11, '18 on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 4:20 PM PST

Serving Together for 125 Years!

Each year, Seattle University alumni live out our Jesuit values by serving the local community during Alumni Day of Service. This signature experience during SU’s Homecoming Weekend will take place on Saturday, February 4. As part of SU’s 125th Anniversary, we are placing the emphasis on bringing it back home by serving organizations who partner with the Seattle University Youth Initiative and who are located within the First Hill/Capitol Hill neighborhoods.

This popular event will now include current students along with family, friends and fellow Jesuit-educated alumni. Participants will engage in service projects, ranging from beautification and archiving historical artifacts to preparing math kits, sorting charitable donations and more.

In order to build community, we are hosting a kickoff breakfast for all volunteers. Get to know other volunteers for your service site and get your limited edition Homecoming shirts. You don’t want to miss it.

If that isn’t enough to entice you to participate, all volunteers will get up to four free tickets to that evening’s Homecoming basketball game and alumni rally at KeyArena. Grab your family and friends and cheer on the Redhawks as they take on Utah Valley!

Want to take on more of a leadership role? All alumni are welcome to be volunteer site leaders! Check out the projects that still need site leaders and choose the one that most appeals to you. Once you’re a site leader, start recruiting your friends and family to volunteer with you. It’s that easy!

Alumni Day of Service Kick-Off Breakfast
7:30 a.m.
Rolfe Room | Admissions and Alumni Building
824 12th Ave.
Seattle University

AlleyCat Acres
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Seattle, WA 98144

Access to Justice Institute / Public Interest Law Foundation
HOSTED BY SU LAW SCHOOL ALUMNI
Time TBA
Sullivan Hall, Seattle, WA 98122

Childhaven
Time TBA
Seattle, WA 98146

Filipino American National Historical Society
HOSTED BY THE FILIPINO ALUMNI CHAPTER
9 a.m. - noon
Seattle, WA 98122

The Food Bank @ St. Mary's
HOSTED BY THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ALUMNI CHAPTER
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Seattle, WA 98144 

Full Life
HOSTED BY SU NURSING SCHOOL ALUMNI
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Seattle, WA 98104

Habitat for Humanity Southcenter
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tukwila, WA 98188

Keiro Northwest
HOSTED BY THE BOSTON COLLEGE SEATTLE ALUMNI CHAPTER
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Seattle, WA 98122

Mary’s Place
HOSTED BY THE FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SEATTLE ALUMNI CHAPTER
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Seattle, WA 98121

NAVOS
HOSTED BY THE ALUMNI BOARD OF GOVERNORS
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Burien, WA

St. Francis House
HOSTED BY THE WOMEN OF SU ALUMNI CHAPTER
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Seattle, WA 98122 

Sustainable Capitol Hill - Tool Library
HOSTED BY THE SU FACULTY & STAFF ALUMNI CHAPTER
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Seattle, WA 98122

Zeno
HOSTED BY THE STUDENT ATHLETE ALUMNI CHAPTER
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Get all the details and a complete list of service sites on our website.

Here is what past participants have had to say about Day of Service.

"The experience was wonderful and it was a chance to give back to the community." 

"It was meaningful to literally get my hands dirty doing service work."

"Most of us are too busy to think about the less fortunate in our community. This event provided a reminder and an opportunity to ‘give back.’"

"I enjoyed meeting other caring people, especially recent graduates who don't have a lot of spare cash but who want to give to the less fortunate."

"I really enjoyed working with people from a variety of backgrounds, schools, and ages..."

Register today and join alumni, friends and current students to make a difference!