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Clarion University students and faculty will participate in the 2012 Fall Community Service Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20.

A biannual event organized by the university's Center for Leadership and Involvement, Community Service Day brings together students, student organizations and university faculty to work with community agencies and organizations. These organizations provide community service opportunities, which the participants then carry out. Previous tasks have included painting, trash cleanup, yard work, activities at senior centers, sorting clothes and more.

Last year, more than 250 volunteers, combined, participated in fall and spring community service days, working at about 20 different sites.

Registration is accepted Sept. 24 through Oct. 5 by visiting the Leadership and Service Programs page on the Clarion University website. Participants will receive a free t-shirt to wear on Community Service Day.

Anyone looking for a few extra hours of service or a leadership opportunity can register to be a Team Leader through the same application. Leaders must attend one training session and visit their assigned site before Oct. 20 to understand their team's service goals.

Student organizations that wish to develop a project for Community Service Day or community organizations that have service opportunities should contact Kelly Ryan. Faculty members interested in helping out should also contact Ryan.

Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.

9/25/2012 1:47 PM

Clarion students serve the community Oct. 20