Be a Part of the Impact and Fun on Alumni Day of Service

From preparing and delivering meals to the less fortunate in Washington, D.C. to beautifying zoo grounds in Phoenix, there are so many amazing opportunities to give back to your community during this year’s Alumni Day of Service on April 18, 2020.

Kent State alumni smiling and posed for the camera during Alumni Day of Service

This favorite tradition provides opportunities for Kent State University alumni, friends and family to give back by participating in local volunteer projects while strengthening ties with fellow Flashes.

Last year, Megan Haftl, ’14, volunteered in Cleveland and cleaned the land of an abandoned homeless encampment. “Where there had been layers upon layers of garbage is now grass and earth. The site was almost unrecognizable when we finished our work,” Haftl says.

Not only did they accomplish a lot in a few hours but Megan enjoyed working with other alumni.

“I loved the opportunity to work alongside fellow Flashes,” Haftl says. “There were a great range of alumni who showed up to help. A fellow Flash and good friend of mine drives up from Columbus every year for this day so we can participate together.”

Another way alumni can volunteer is by sharing their own service project. It is the perfect opportunity to support a cause close to your heart.

Robert Kerr, M.A. ’67, Ph.D. ’76, volunteered with his church and cleaned a portion of a major roadway in California. “I had an opportunity to talk about my time at KSU (1965-72) with my fellow workers and had a sense of pride knowing I was part of a larger effort of service in the name of KSU,” Kerr says.

You, too, can make a difference in your community on April 18, 2020. Register today and create fun memories, make others smile and so much more.

This year’s event features more than 40 sites! Find a site that you are passionate about or if you don’t see one near you, share your own service project here.

Watch the Alumni Day of Service video

POSTED: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 3:29pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:51pm
WRITTEN BY:
Ashley Whaley, ’06, M.Ed. ‘12