Western Connecticut State University will host the sixth Western Day of Service as it encourages students, faculty, staff, and alumni to commit to some form of volunteer work on Friday, Sept. 20.
WCSU President Dr. John Clark and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton are scheduled to welcome participants before they move to their assigned volunteer sites.
More than 600 volunteers are expected to support organizations and venues like Ability Beyond, City Center Danbury, Danbury Museum & Historical Society, Family and Children's Aid, Green Chimneys, Rising Starr Horse Rescue, Tarrywile Park and several elementary schools for a total of more than 45 sites. Volunteers will be visible across town as work teams wearing brightly colored T-shirts.
Volunteer activities include everything from reading to elementary school students, painting stairwells, sorting through donated clothes, cleaning, and pulling weeds to washing fire trucks and ambulances.
A photo gallery of images from the previous Day of Service events can be found here.
For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.
To volunteer or request volunteers at your venue, please contact the Dean of Students office at (203) 837-9700.