Who runs this gig?The SNHU Global Days of Service movement is a joint initiative of departments across the University, led by the Office of Alumni Engagement, the Center for Community Engaged Learning, and the Office of Online Student Engagement. But to tell you the truth, it's the volunteer project leaders who are really doing the heavy lifting as they lead teams of SNHU students, alumni, faculty, staff, family & friends to make a huge impact where it matters.
Do I need to fill out a waiver or anything? Yes. You'll find links to organization-specific waivers on the pages for individual projects. If the project doesn't have an organization-specific waiver, you'll need to fill out the SNHU Global Days of Service Volunteer Waiver. We'll have some available at each site during the check-in process, but we encourage you to print it out before and bring the completed form with you to expedite the process.
What do you consider service? From volunteering at a homeless shelter to caring for a disabled neighbor’s pet to donating blood, if you think it might be service, it probably is. Visit the About section for more specific examples of service.
What if I’m busy on the day of my city’s volunteer event? We're considering every day in April a day of service. We encourage you join the movement by volunteering on your own for whatever organization you're passionate about. Then, let us know about any hours you served in the month of April, and we'll add your name to the official list of SNHU GDS Volunteers.
May children participate? That's generally up to each specific organization. If you're serving with one of the official SNHU GDS service sites, any age restrictions will be listed on the project page. If you are volunteering on your own, be sure to check with the site where you'll be serving.
I want to organize an official service site. What do I need to do? Great! We love hearing from eager volunteers. Please review the SNHU Global Days of Service Site Leader page, and we'll be in touch!
How do I get some super cool SNHU swag? All registered volunteers at official SNHU GDS service sites will be receiving some special SNHU swag that looks really great in group photos (hint, hint... hashtag #ServeWithSNHU).
Why do I need to register? By keeping an eye on the number of SNHU community members who want to participate, we can estimate resources needed for each official SNHU GDS site - and, we can determine when new cities and sites need to be added. Plus, whether you’re striking out on your own or participating at a designated site, evidence of your support and interest keeps us pumped up with creative ideas for serving those in need!
Service Sites in my area are full. What should I do? Email us to let us know you’re interested - or, pick an organization that’s meaningful to you and do your own thing. Work solo, or rally a group of local SNHU alumni, students, faculty, and friends via our Facebook page, Twittersphere, or at a local SNHU Community event.
I don’t see sites in my area listed. How do I participate?Our hope is to expand this effort and engage more site leaders across the globe next year. Email us to let us know you're interested!
In the meantime, select an organization that’s meaningful to you and independently volunteer. You can also get a group of your friends and community members from SNHU to join you. If you have volunteered independently, make sure to share your story - we'd love to hear from you!
What if I have specific accessibility needs? Please contact us at email@example.com or 603-645-9799, so we can confirm with any official SNHU Global Days of Service project sites that they can meet your needs.
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