Entire University of Portland freshmen class to volunteer around the Portland metro area on Saturday, Aug. 30
The entire University of Portland freshmen class will volunteer on Saturday, Aug. 30 as part of the University’s “Building Community: Serving to Learn” event. All students from the class of 2018 – a record-setting estimated 1,085 — will participate in a half day program, which marks their first full weekend as University of Portland students. The freshmen will be joined by current students, faculty, and staff, sending more than 1,200 UP volunteers into the community.
University of Portland began “Building Community: Serving to Learn” in 2005 as a way to unite all of its first-year students in a day of service. The service program aims to build community among new students in a non-traditional setting and to teach practices of sustainability and service in the surrounding area.Read the full article and discuss it »