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Stampede of Service - Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Lead and serve with CEL at this year's Stampede of Service scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Project Sites
We are proud to partner with the following non-profit organizations to offer direct service opportunities at this year's Stampede of Service:

  • Dallas Afterschool and Readers 2 Leaders
    Create hands-on learning activities for children in after-school programs.
    Skills required: No special skills required; however, this activity would be a good fit for those studying education, psychology or similar fields.
  • The Elisa Project
    Spread the importance of having a positive body image and self-acceptance by passing out affirmation stickers to shoppers at Mockingbird Station.
    Skills required: Individuals who are social and comfortable with talking to people they may not know would be beneficial.
  • Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc.
    Serve alongside Goodwill’s service population to process, sort and prepare donated goods for resale in Goodwill retail stores. Goodwill’s donated goods sales directly contribute to Goodwill’s free workforce training programs.
    Skills required: Ability to stand, bend and life small amounts of weights for up to 3 hours
  • Mercy Street
    Help run the Clayton Kershaw Baseball Camp for little leaguers from West Dallas Little League.
    Skills required: Friendly, sport knowledge, welcoming and flexible
  • St. Philip's School and Community Center
    Help beautify the Community Center by painting, perform minor home repairs at the Senior Center, and do landscaping at community garden around campus.
    Skills required: A willing heart and generous smile
  • SPARK
    Help transform a basement into a hands-on playscape with a colorful mosaic, creative structures (butterflies, icicles, etc.) and painted furniture where children can explore and interact with the arts and other creative disciplines.
    Skills required: Activities for volunteers of all skills levels; embrace your creativity!

Student Volunteer Registration
To participate, fill out the Volunteer Registration Form. Registration opens Wednesday, Oct. 1 and closes Wednesday, Nov. 5. To ensure an accurate head count, each person is responsible for his / her own registration; one person cannot register a group or team. 

Transportation, lunch and a T-shirt will be provided to all registered volunteers. Please e-mail Rashad Givhan at rgivhan@smu.edu with additional questions.

Please note: Faculty and staff will register through a link sent via SMU email.