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Make-A-Difference Day

April 7th, 2018

The Caltech Y is proud to announce Make-A-Difference Day 2018 on Saturday, April 7th. All members of the Caltech community are invited to participate in one of close to 20 community service projects. Projects are led by other students and will be 3.5 to 6 hours depending on the project. Meals, transportation, and T-shirts are provided.

Sign up now to be a Make-A-Difference Day Volunteer:

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Please rank your top 3 choices in order of preferences. See project descriptions below for more details.




Please understand that requests may preempt your rankings above… so only indicate requests if that is your preference. 

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Project Descriptions

Join in a conversation on current events, play games, or just spend some time with others. Visiting the elderly and/or disabled in an assisted living residence is a great way to brighten the day of some of our campus neighbors. Durations range from 3.5 to 4.5 hours.

Improve the facilities of a local home or community center by helping paint, repair, renovate, or do yard work. No specific skills necessary, just a willingness to get down and dirty on some good honest work. Durations range from 5 to 6 hours.

Visit with children, help them build small craft projects, read to them, tutor or participate in games and competitions with them. Fun for the kids and a great time for students. Durations range from 5 to 6 hours.

Help clean up the facilities for local service agencies that work with animals. Durations range from 5 to 6 hours.

Join our team to work in the environment, planting trees in urban areas or maintaining trails, or at a beach clean up. Durations range from 5 to 6 hours.