Viva Volunteer

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 Viva Volunteer 2014 on the OSV's Facebook page.

Viva Volunteer

Viva Volunteer is UT Dallas' annual service event. Over 400 students, staff and faculty unite in service in order to serve others on Make a Difference Day.

If you are an agency that is interested in participating in next year's event, please contact us.


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

Due to inclement weather, the UT Dallas Viva Volunteer event on Saturday, October 24th, is canceled. Prolonged heavy rainfall is projected to continue and a flash flood watch remains in effect until Sunday; safety is the number one priority for UT Dallas and our community partners. All project sites, including both on and off campus service locations, have been canceled.

Please note that the university is open for normal business operations and instructional activities unless indicated otherwise on the University's home page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact an OSV staff member during regular business hours.

Thank you, and we appreciate your patience and understanding of this change.


Viva 2015 Participating Agencies

Chase's Place
City of Plano—Animal Shelter
City of Richardson—Animal Shelter
City of Richardson—Community Services
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Children’s Theater
Foster Kids Charity

Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E.
Genesis Children’s Theater
Goodwill Industries of Dallas-Garland
Goodwill Industries of Dallas-Plano
Jonathan's Place
Literacy Instruction For Texas (L.I.F.T.)
Mi Escuelita Preschool
My Possibilities
NETWORK of Richardson

Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas
Richardson Boys and Girls Club
Richardson Family YMCA
Texas Trees Foundation
The Warren Center
UTD Community Garden
UTD Office of Sustainability
Voice of Hope Ministries