WASHINGTON, PA (September 16, 2013)—Nearly 150 Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students spent Saturday performing community service, thanks to the College’s annual First-Year Day of Service program.
First-Year Day of Service is designed to introduce more students, particularly freshman, to volunteering in the local community. Students donated their time to a variety of nonprofit organizations in the area, including Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA, Citizen’s Library, Washington City Mission and Dress for Success.
“First-Year Day of Service is a wonderful opportunity for W&J students to connect with their new community. The event allows for students to participate in volunteerism with their classmates and introduces them to the outstanding community organizations,” said Justin Dandoy, director of volunteer Programs at W&J. “Because these students are receiving an early introduction to service as part of their college experience, our faculty, staff and students can help them to reflect on this experience and encourage them to make volunteerism an important component of their involvement at W&J and beyond.”