Global Day of Service

Rochester Institute of Technology alumni, family, and friends will gather for the third annual Global Day of Service on September 16, 2017.

RIT Global Day of Service is an annual effort initiated by the RIT Alumni Association connecting Tigers eager to make a difference in their local communities through service projects around world, all on the same day.

These projects cover a broad range of interests and include opportunities to volunteer in food distribution centers, city parks, and Ronald McDonald Houses. Already this year, volunteers in 27 regions have planned 48 service projects, and that number continues to grow.

Emily Levine ’13, an alumni host in the Colorado Alumni Chapter, volunteered at Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver last year where alumni worked together as an assembly line to pack boxes of food to donate to the elderly.

“I really enjoyed my time helping serve the community and meeting new people,” said Levine. “It’s a really easy way to support your local community, give back, and get involved with the alumni chapter.”

Carlos Cornejo Rojas ’09, alumni host in the Andean Alumni Chapter, previously worked with the Hogar de las Bienaventuranzas shelter for children with special needs in Lima, Peru. Alumni spent the day participating in recreational activities with the children including playing games and hosting a bbq.

“I think that the GDS events not only help to bring alumni together for a good cause, but also help to remind our alumni that we are part of a greater community and that together we can make a difference” he shared.

Join the hundreds of RIT Tigers planning to give back to their communities on September 16 by registering for an event in your area on the RIT Global Day of Service website.

If you don’t see a project in your local region, and would like to plan a service project of your own, complete a request form. Please note that by identifying your own project, you will need to coordinate with the organization and serve as event host(s) on that day.