Building Community - Volunteers Wanted: Emory Cares International Service Day, November 13th

By Audrey Adelson

 

Show off your Emory spirit and donate some of your time for a cause that you are passionate about.

 

The Emory WorkLife Resource Center is co-sponsoring Emory Cares International Service Day on November 13th along with Volunteer Emory, the Emory Alumni Association, and several other distinguished organizations on and off campus. In effort of recognizing National Family Volunteer Day (also in November), this year’s event is being promoted to the faculty and staff of Emory along with their family members. Emory Cares Day will take place on Saturday, November 13. It will be a coordinated international day of service involving alumni, current students, emeriti, faculty and staff and their family members (aged 5+).

 

Emory Cares is one of the University's most widely recognized means for furthering its mission of serving humanity. Its popularity has grown annually since the Emory Alumni Association created it in 2003. Through collaboration and working together, the diverse membership of individuals that comprise Emory's family share a common goal of service, strengthening their ties to each other and the University while increasing banks, preparing medical supply kids for the CDC, decorating hygiene boxes for children entering foster care, outdoor projects in public parks and recreation areas, reading to the elderly and many more.

 

Another reason Emory WorkLife wanted to partake in promoting this special day was to encourage employees of Emory that we are all also a part of a much larger community and we can share this experience with our families, including our children.  By including children and teens in volunteer work, we instill a sense of community responsibility and encourage them to show consideration for those around them. By being able to spend this time together as a family makes it even more special.

Check back with us here to view volunteer opportunities in and around Atlanta as they are announced.

 

If you have any additional questions, contact Audrey Adelson at (404) 727-1261.