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CHAMP Day of Service
Connecting Hopes with Action to Mobilize People

Sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor

2013 CHAMP Day of Service Summary
Saturday, May 4

130 volunteers
360 service hours
13 service projects

Click here to view photo contest submissions. Congrats to Katie Hedquist, Mitch Rysavy, and Steve Samb for winning the photo contest this year!

CHAMP Day History

CHAMP Day of Service began as part of the new Chancellor Black's request  for a Day of Service during Inauguration Week Activities in March of 2011. CHAMP Day is a campus-wide day of service  which provides the opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to contribute to the community by participating in volunteer projects throughout the greater Duluth community. Dozens of community organizations participated in this event to complete needed projects for their agencies.  In fact UMD mobilized 293 volunteers resulting in 691 hours of service  in one day. According to the Independent Sector the value of a volunteer hour in Minnesota is $20.90, which is equivalent to $14,441.90 contributed in service to the greater Duluth community.



This year's CHAMP Day

Registration: Groups and individuals are welcome to register. UMD students, staff, faculty, administration, and alumni are all encouraged to participate.

Location and Rally: This year all participants will gather on the morning of May 4. We will have a check in, then participants will head out to the projects for which they registered.

Transportation: Participants will be bussed to most project locations.

To request disability accommodations, please contact Erin Zoellick in the Office of Civic Engagement at ezoellic - at - or 726-6355. We ask that you make this request two weeks prior to the event. An interpreter will be at the check in.

Examples of past projects

  • Painting a community center
  • Collecting donations for a food shelf
  • Processing donations for a magazine drive
  • Cleaning classrooms, animal exhibits, or other facilities
  • Pruning trees at an orchard
  • Preparing purple ribbons for volunteer recognition
  • Helping with a youth basketball program
  • Cleaning litter from neighborhoods
  • Clearing and maintaining nature trails
trash clean up




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