Faculty and staff encouraged to sign up for service day

OLLU faculty and staff are invited to participate in a service project as part of “OLLU Employee Service Day,” Oct. 17, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Each day, 40 children are diagnosed with Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes. The mission of the foundation is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Faculty and staff are encouraged to consider this service opportunity as a collective response to giving back to the community.

Participants will assist the foundation with organizing its annual fundraising run/walk and will help with one or more of the following tasks: assembling bags for the runners, creating posters, setting up the course, organizing and moving boxes, labeling awards, and other administrative tasks. A few lighter tasks will be available for those who require lighter physical activity. Most work will be indoors, but some work will be outdoors.

OLLU Service Day is a University-approved initiative so employees do not need to submit vacation time in order to participate. Staff must obtain approval from their supervisor before signing up. Employees who wish to participate should sign up at www.ollusa.edu/ServiceDaySignup.

Participation is open to the first 40 employees who sign up. Those who wish to participate should sign up by Oct. 8.

Visit the sign up webpage for more information or contact Jennifer Bendele, director of the Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism, at 210-434-6711, ext. 2393 or jbendele@ollusa.edu.