Faculty and Staff Invited to Join Emory Cares International Service Day

October 2015

Michelle Valigursky

 

On November 14, the Emory community is invited to join forces to volunteer for Emory Cares International Service Day, a signature program of the Emory Alumni Association in partnership with Volunteer Emory. Co-sponsored by the Emory WorkLife Resource Center, this annual community service event has increased its volunteer participation each year since it was founded in 2003.

 

Faculty, staff, and their family members are invited to take part in local service projects on November 14 to honor both Emory Cares and Family Volunteer Day, also celebrated in November. Through Emory Cares, alumni chapters across the country and around the world coordinate and lead a wide range of service projects that benefit their home communities. “Emory Cares is one of the university’s most widely recognized efforts for furthering its mission to serve humanity,” says Venus Austin, program coordinator for Emory Cares.

 

Participation is easy. Simply register to join a volunteer-led project that inspires you. Work at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, serve at the NAMES Project (AIDS Memorial Quilt), organize supplies at MedShare, beautify a community park, read to the elderly, or choose another charitable effort that highlights your own family service goals.

 

Join the Emory community on Saturday, November 14 by signing up to participate in Emory Cares at www.alumni.emory.edu/emorycares. For additional information about Emory Cares International Service Day, please contact Venus Austin at venus.austin@emory.edu.