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Clarion University Center for Leadership and Involvement invites students to participate in the 2013 Spring Community Service Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13.

This biannual day of service combines the efforts of students, faculty, student organizations and community agencies to support the community through volunteering. In the past, volunteers have participated in painting, trash cleanup, yard work, activities at senior centers, sorting clothing and more.

In 2012, approximately 330 volunteers, combined, participated in the fall and spring community service days, serving at 29 sites.

CLI is currently accepting registration on the LeadServe page on CU Connect. According to Kelly Ryan, assistant director for CLI, a number of sites throughout the community have already registered for participation, ensuring plenty of work for service day volunteers.

“We have more sites than ever before, and hopefully we’ll have more volunteers than ever before,” Ryan said. Along with the community sites, two campus organizations – Delta Zeta and the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association – have developed their own service projects. CLI has also added a campus beautification project this year.

The Emerging Leaders Program is looking for students interested in taking on leadership roles for Community Service Day. Those who apply and are accepted as team leaders will attend one training session and visit their assigned site before April 13, and will work directly with the agencies and site supervisors to learn how best to complete their team’s project. CLI is also seeking student drivers to help transport participants to their respective sites. Students interested in either of these volunteer opportunities can email

As part of a new collaboration, CLI is working with the Little Sibs program, encouraging students to invite their younger siblings to participate in Community Service Day for a taste of college life.

Student organizations interested in developing their own projects for Community Service Day or community organizations with service opportunities should contact Ryan. Faculty members hoping to get involved should also contact Ryan.

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

4/3/2013 10:19 AM

Service day provides volunteer opportunities for Clarion University community