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National Volunteer Week

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National Volunteer Week at WKU

Across our great nation, many campuses and communities celebrate National Volunteer Week in April, and four Western Kentucky University's  offices are collaborating to encourage campus and community members to volunteer and celebrate volunteers. This year, we will celebrate National Volunteer Week April 7-12, 2014. We have activities planned for different days of the week, and we would appreciate your support in making the week a success.

National Volunteer Week is a partnership between the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships, WKU Student Activities: Leadership & Volunteerism, Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, and Housing and Residence Life. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Do Something Good speaker series


Downing Student Union Auditorium


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hall of Service

Location: Gatton Academy and Residence Halls

Time: Varies by hall


Community Service:

Food for All Community Garden

3:00pm-5:00pm (Click here to sign up by April 4th)


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WKU Yard Sale


Centennial Mall

Benefitting American Red Cross


Thursday, April 10, 2014 

Volunteer at Greenways

in Partnership with the City of Bowling Green

1:00pm- 3:00pm

Meet at Keriakas Park (sign up to volunteer by April 4th)

Students needing a ride can meet at DSU at 12:30pm.


Community Service (WKU students only):

Service is the Language

Parker Bennett Community Center

3:30pm-6:00pm. (sign up to volunteer by April 4th)


Friday, April 11, 2014

Habitat Restore

1232 Adams St.


(Sign up to volunteer)


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Volunteer Recognition Breakfast


Window Gallery in the Kentucky Museum


CANstruct for a Cause

12:00om- 3:00pm (unloading begins at 10am)

Kentucky Library and Museum - Kentucky Room

(Sign up to volunteer or to have a group participate by April 4th)


Donors and Contributors

Bowling Green Visitor's Bureau


Bruester's Ice Cream


WKU Store

Olive Garden



Start collecting items now!


Canned goods

Those individuals that are unable a participate as a group, can donate non-perishable items for CANstruct for a Cause until April 4th. Donations can be dropped off at the WKU ALIVE Center or Student Activities office. Cans can also be brought to the event on April 12th.

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Yard sale items

If you would like to donate items for the Yard Sale, please bring them to Cravens 13 or contact mindy.johnson@wku.edu for more information. Items will be accepted until April 4th.

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 Last Modified 3/27/14