Viva Volunteer - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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 22, 2016
8 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

*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:

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

Viva 2016 Project Sites

AIDS Arms
American Trooper
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 Arboretum
Dallas Children's Theater
Foster Kids Charity, Inc.
Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E.
Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc.
Groundwork Dallas
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Plano
Hope Supply Co.
International Rescue Committee
Jonathan's Place
My Possibilities
Network of Community Ministries, Inc.
Promise House
Richardson Boys & Girls Club
Texas Trees Foundation
The Concilio
UT Dallas Butterfly Flutterby Monarch Waystation
UT Dallas Community Garden
Workers Defense Project