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 - Student Registration

Celebrate service with UT Dallas! UT Dallas' annual service day, Viva Volunteer, provides students the opportunity to serve their communities on national Make a Difference Day. During Viva Volunteer, hundreds of Comets come together to volunteer and support local agencies and nonprofits in one morning of service.

How to Participate:

  1. Student Organization Registration - Student organizations officially registered through the UT Dallas Student Organization Office (SOC) are eligible to register a Viva Volunteer service group composed of their student organization members. Presidents, Vice Presidents or Service Chairs may register their group via the Viva Volunteer registration form on OrgSync. Viva Volunteer registration for student organizations will open on August 22 and will close September 16. To register, click here. Student organizations will be matched with a service site and serve at their assigned agency. Matches will be announced to the student organization's leadership team in early October.
  2. Individual Registration - Students that are not members of a student organization will be able to register as individuals on October 3. Available service sites and registration details will be listed on this page at that time.

Transportation, breakfast, lunch and t-shirts are provided. No walk-ins are permitted on the day of Viva Volunteer. Pre-registration for Viva Volunteer is required for participation.

Join the service celebration at Viva Volunteer!

Viva 2016 Participating Agencies

City of Plano Animal Shelter
City of Plano Sustainability & Environmental Education
City of Richardson Community Services
City of Richardson Animal Shelter
Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Children's Theater
Foster Kids Charity, Inc.
Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E.
Genesis Children's Theatre
Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc.
Groundwork Dallas
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Plano
Hope Supply Co.
Jonathan's Place
My Possibilities
Network of Community Ministries, Inc.
Texas Trees Foundation
UT Dallas Office of Sustainability
If you are an agency that is interested in participating in this year's event, please contact us.