President's Day of Service
Group Photo - President's Day of Service 2019
Group Photo - President's Day of Service 2019

Thank you for visiting the President's Day of Service webpage. We will use this page to facilitate all President's Day of Service information moving forward. 

Save the Date: April 18, 2020

What is the President's Day of Service?
Viterbo's President's Day of Service is a new tradition created from the Inauguration Day of Service in Spring of 2017 which celebrated President Temple's official arrival.  Because the day was so powerful and really highlighted connections with Viterbo's Mission and Core Values, we have decided to continue these efforts each year.  This year, we anticipate between 200-300 Viterbo folks serving our communities and hope YOU can be a part of the impact!

All are welcome. If you have friends or family visiting, they are welcome to serve with us.  Alumni outside of La Crosse are welcome to coordinate service efforts in their local communities. 

*Registration for President's Day of Service 2020 will be available here in early/mid-March.**  

*The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 14, at 8 a.m.*

The President's Day of Service is hosted by the Service Saturdays team.  For more information about upcoming Service Saturdays, CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to access photos from President's Day of Service 2019.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Colin Burns-Gilbert at cgburnsgilbert@viterbo.edu.

Site Leader Interest?


If you know you will be serving with us this year and want an elevated leadership role, consider signing up to serve as a Site Leader!  Ultimately, that means you would serve as the main contact for your service project, introducing yourself to organization staff, and providing guidance/direction for those in your service location/group.  Some sites with more people will need more than one Site Leader!  Site Leaders would help with registration in the morning (arriving around 7:30 a.m.) and be encouraged to assist with cleanup (ending around 1:30pm).  

Please, if you have experience with Service Saturdays or simply want to challenge yourself in a different way, we encourage you to serve as a Site Leader for our President's Day of Service!  Contact cgburnsgilbert@viterbo.edu with your interest!

Timeline of President's Day of Service Day

7:30-8:30 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast

Arrive early to the Mathy Center to register smoothly, fill your bodies with energy before serving, and meet new people!  You'll be able to connect with your specific service group and will have a chance to mingle with others and take photos to capture the day!  To register everyone timely, please arrive no later than 8:15 a.m.  *We will be utilizing biodegradable utensils and eatware.  Pay attention to receptacles when discarding food items*

8:30 a.m. - Welcome and Kickoff 

We will have a short welcome address and provide further instructions for the day, including service site logistics and lunch details.  Viterbo Instructor Irene TenEyck will share thoughts on how to get the most out of our service together.  We will also use this time to dismiss service locations based on travel distance and transportation plans, after taking our annual large group photo.

9 a.m. - 12 noon - Serve the Community

For the duration of this time frame, we'll be serving at our various locations, assisting in whatever ways the organizations and community members will benefit from.  We encourage all to serve intentionally and to focus on the entirety of the experience, building in opportunities to contemplate the deeper meaning and build relationships throughout the task/project at hand.

Noon-12:30 p.m. - Lunch  

People will arrive back to the Mathy Center at staggered times depending on their project(s) and locations.  Lunch will be ready and available for folks to refuel after a full morning of service.   *We will be utilizing biodegradable utensils and eatware.  Pay attention to receptacles when discarding food items*

 

12:30-1 p.m. - Reflection and Program

One of the most important and meaningful portions of the day, we'll provide structured opportunities to reflect on the impact of the service we performed, hear others' perspectives, and share about our own experiences through service.  This will be an opportunity to connect to our day on a deeper level, learn about different perspectives, and hear others' stories.

Confirmed 2020 Projects/Agencies

Boys and Girls Club

Children’s Museum

City of La Crosse

Cookie Baking

Coulee Region RSVP

Eagle Crest Facilities

Friends of the Blufflands

FSPA Organic Garden and Greenhouse

Habitat for Humanity Construction Site  

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Horse Sense for Special Riders 

Kane St Community Garden

La Crosse Family YMCA

La Crosse Rotary Lights

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Do you work with a local organization and want to host a project?  Contact Colin at cgburnsgilbert@viterbo.edu with your interest.

Capturing Our Impact

CLICK HERE to access photos from President's Day of Service 2018.

CLICK HERE to view photos from Inauguration Service Saturday 2017.