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Cares Day

Every spring, WVSU Cares Day brings together Yellow Jacket students, faculty, staff and alumni for a one-of-a-kind service opportunity. Project sites around the community of Institute, and in Kanawha and Putnam counties, have already been identified. The projects may include outdoor clean-up, working with youth, literacy education, serving meals, office work, and a variety of other worthwhile endeavors.

In 2020, Cares Day will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Volunteers are an integral part of the success of this event as they build relationships and help their fellow Yellow Jackets get connected to community service.  Community service can be a rewarding undertaking for anyone, and the WVSU Cares Day will include many fun, hands-on activities that motivate and involve volunteers while offering a sense of accomplishment and camaraderie.

WVSU Cares Day is West Virginia State University’s largest community service event. In 2019, over 300 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends participated, contributing over 1,300 hours of service at more than 25 sites in Kanawha and Putnam County! WVSU Cares Day is a great opportunity for WVSU students to learn about local organizations and agencies and get their hands dirty by volunteering.

To view photos from the 2019 WVSU Cares Day click here.

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WVSU Cares Day Volunteers

Register as a volunteer at:

WVSU Cares Day Volunteer Application
Please complete a seperate application for each volunteer 18 years and older.

Register a Work Request Site at:

WVSU Cares Day Site Request Form
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