2017 Global Day of Service

June 21, 2017 — Thank you for making our third annual Global Day of Service a success!

Grinnellians around the world have been celebrating Founders' Day and honoring Trustee James J. Hill's contribution to our Grinnell community on June 10, 1846. Throughout these first two weeks of June, Grinnellians have held true to the core values of Grinnell by working to better their local communities. Alumni and students continue to gather for group service projects in Seattle, Cedar Rapids, Toronto, and many other cities, while others organize independent projects or dedicate their regular service engagements to the Global Day of Service celebration:

  • Garfield Park Conservatory — Chicago, Ill.
  • Pima Air & Space Museum — Tucson, Az.
  • African American Museum of Iowa — Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Special Olympics 2017 Summer Games — Portland, Maine
  • Middle Way Farm — Grinnell, Iowa
  • Partnerships for Parks — New York, N.Y.
  • Second Harvest Heartland — Twin Cities, Minn.

Check out photos of this year's projects!

How do you celebrate Grinnell's commitment to social responsibility and service? If you already participated or plan to commemorate the Global Day of Service within this month, please make sure to let us know! Complete the Volunteer Registration Form and use the hashtag #GCDayofService on social media to share your commitment to service with your Grinnell community. 

If you have any questions or would like to share photos from your service project, please contact Anna Halpin-Healy '13, assistant director of alumni relations for regional programs, at halpinhe2@grinnell.edu or 641-269-3186.