More than 300 UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff joining Make a Difference Day efforts

As part of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary celebration, more than 300 students, faculty and staff will participate in Make a Difference Day activities, Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24. The UWGB contingent will volunteer hundreds of hours of service Friday, October 23 at a number of sites in the community between 1 and 4 p.m. including Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Baird Creek, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Green Bay Botanical Garden. Also, a large number of students will be taking part in the Volunteer Center’s “Neighborhood Volunteer Connection” — hand-delivering thousands of letters throughout Green Bay in an effort to recruit volunteers who will in turn assist seniors and people with disabilities remain independent and in their homes longer. Those participating will receive transportation to and from campus. Volunteers return to the University Union at 4 p.m. for a celebration and refreshments, with a short program that includes comments from UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, UWGB student Sierra Spaulding, and The Volunteer Center Coordinator Michael Schwartz-Oscar. The program emceed by UWGB Dean of Students Brenda Amenson-Hill. Campus members also had an opportunity to volunteer directly through The Volunteer Center for Saturday’s activities. For details, visit the UWGB Make a Difference Day page.