In December, the Duquesne University Volunteers sponsored campus efforts to support the Brashear Association and the Hill House with their Angel Tree and Holiday Helpings.
The Angel Tree provides toys, books and clothing to children at the two community groups. Holiday Helpings enables individuals to collect non-perishable foods and Giant Eagle gift cards to provide families at both Brashear Association pantries with holiday meals.
On Nov. 29, a Spaghetti Dinner, donated by Aramark, was the first of several campus efforts to provide Hurricane Sandy victims with campus support. Over 100 students attended the meal and volunteered to help serve their peers and learn more about the devastation to the Eastern Seaboard from the hurricane and several severe winter storms. More campus efforts are being planned for Spring 2013 for students who are from affected communities to continue to educate their Duquesne campus peers.
In the 2011-2012 academic year 8,430 faculty and students volunteered and recorded 248,956 hours of service with the Duquesne University Volunteers.
Student organizations also raised $140,476.88 in philanthropic efforts.
The DUV Fair took place on Sept. 4, 2012, with a great interest from students and their organizations in the over 65 represented community partners who were present. A networking breakfast for the community organizations was held first to introduce staff to our student’s interests, demographics and organization profiles to maximize positive relationship development of students and the community sites.
The largest Freshman Clean Up to date was sponsored by DUV during Orientation weekend with over 500 freshman and 25 volunteers in attendance. This resulted in over 200 bags of trash and 65 bags of recyclables being collected in two hours of clean-up efforts.
For additional projects and to register for volunteer opportunities, please register with DUV on Campus Link.