Day of Service

Saturday, September 24th 2016

Volunteer Today

If you are interested in participating please sign up using the link below. You can sign up with an organization or as an individual. Registration will be open until Monday, September 19.

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Will you be counted?

1000plus Day of Service is CMU's largest day of service, and occurs every semester! Our aim is to get over 1000 volunteers from the CMU Community to positively impact the greater Pittsburgh community by engaging in service events! It is a great opportunity to join our campus community in traveling throughout the Pittsburgh area and making a difference while having fun and meeting new people.


52Lots: African Healing Garden


Access Mob Pittsburgh


Animal Friends


Arsenal Family & Children's Center

Beechview Urban Garden Group Yinzers


Borough of Wilkinsburg


Camp Guyasuta, BSA


CMU Children's School


De Ruad Resident Council


Friends of the Riverfront


Garfield Community Action Team


Global Links


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh


Jubilee Association, Inc.

Just Harvest

Light of Life


Oakland Square Historic District Community Org.


Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership


Pittsburgh Lutheran Center for the Blind


Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy


Repair the World: Pittsburgh


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh

Shadyside Chamber of Commerce


South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association


Trail Pittsburgh


Tree Pittsburgh

Vintage, Inc.



+ How do I register as a volunteer?

Volunteer registration for the Spring 2016 Day of Service is now open! Register to volunteer by filling out the Volunteer Registration Form.

+ How do I register my group or organization to volunteer together?

Is your group/organization interested in registering for the Spring 2016 Day of Service? Fill out the Group Registration Form. Please contact Megan, our External Communications Director, if you have any further questions.

+ What types of service projects are available?

Since there is a limited amount of work that can be done during a single day, the Project Planning team focuses on finding projects that involve more hands-on work. Check out the Volunteer page to see the list of projects!

+ What is my time commitment for the day?

If you're volunteering in 1000plus, expect to spend 4-5 hours on the day of, either in the morning or afternoon. Specific times will be posted with each service project as our Project Planning team updates them, but here's a general overview of how the day works: You will report to the check-in station in the morning or afternoon depending on your project, check in with your site leader, and then proceed to a designated room where you will meet other volunteers. You will then be transported by bus to your service site, where you will perform the service and eventually be bussed back to campus. Contact your site leader for more details!

+ Will transportation be provided on the day of service?

Yes! 1000plus will provide buses to transport you to and from the volunteer site!

+ Do I get free food on the day of service?

Yes! Breakfast will be available for the volunteers when they check-in at Rangos (Cohen Center). Additionally, some service sites may be serving a meal or snacks. However, we would recommend bringing a snack and water just in case!

+ What is a site leader?

Site leaders act as the liaison between the 1000plus Executive Board and the service sites, visiting them before the Day of Service and ensuring all volunteers slated to attend each site make it to registration in time. They are also responsible for making sure volunteers are actively participating in civic engagement by facilitating a reflection before and after the Day of Service. Without our site leaders, it would simply be impossible to coordinate the sending of all of our volunteers throughout the Pittsburgh area!

+ When was 1000plus Day of Service started?

Spring 2008

The Team

2016-2017 Executive Board

  • Nickie Cheung | President
  • Shaan Phagura | VP Finance
  • Hannah Avery | VP Marketing
  • Chichi Nwankwo | VP Site Leader Operations
  • Ranjini Narayan | VP Kickoff Operations
  • Roxana Wilson | VP Project Planning
  • Cory Bird | Project Planning Chair
  • Jaebin Park | Project Planning Chair
  • Amie Wong | Project Planning Chair
  • Mike McCaffrey | Transportation Chair
  • Megan Fu | External Communications Director
  • Uzoma Nwankwo | Fundraising Chair
  • Treat Swarstad | Design
  • Katie Williams | Webmaster
  • Kristine Kengor | Student Organization Advisor

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