Organized by Dalai Lama Scholar Kathy Dong, political science and sociology major, the purpose of Service Week at UCI: Build a Better World is to work across differences with various organizations to raise long-lasting awareness about different issues and to encourage students to serve with compassion, purpose, self-care, and community. The week highlights the different causes students support to serve their communities. The events are organized to focus about the individuals first and then encourage individuals to serve different communities afterwards. It begins with knowing the causes, then remembering self-care, and lastly, engaging with the communities.

May 11-15, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Kick-off: Service Fair
Location: Humanities Ring Road
Hosted by: Anteaters-in-Action and Bridging Anteaters  

Join us for a wonderful fair where different campus organizations serve for their different causes such as health, sustainability, education and poverty. Each club will be hosting a service project for you to easily drop by for 10 minutes and help donate to a cause or community organization. Various activities include making cards for children at hospitals to learning more about sustainable options. Prizes available for those who participate in the booths!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Service Starts with YOU
Hosted by: American Medical Student Association, Global Medical Training, Phi Delta Epsilon, Bridging Anteaters

12:00-3:00 p.m. Fitness, Stress Balls and Hygiene Kits
Location: Cross Cultural Center, Ring Room    
Begin your day with a self-care activity. As a student leader, you must take care of yourself before you serve others. Take some time to relax before doing the next thing on your to-do list. Also, take 15 minutes out of your day to make a stress ball for a loved one and a hygiene kit for communities around the world. We will be donating all the hygiene kits to medical missions in different countries.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Sustainability within your Community
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. AV Garden Make-Over
Location: Arroyo Vista Garden
Sign-up required
Hosted by: Theta Psi, Delta Epsilon Mu, Global and Sustainability Center, Bridging Anteaters
Meet us at the flags at 10:30 AM or meet us directly at the AV Garden to revamp the space. We are going to take care of the plants and also repaint different parts of the garden to ensure that the UCI community continues to have sustainable spaces to enjoy and work with. Drop by to help us anytime from 11:00 - 3:00 PM. Free lunch is served at 1:00 PM so come on by!

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Training for Literacy Book Fair Volunteers and Arts for All volunteers
Location: UCI Student Center, Emerald Bay AB
If you are interested in volunteering for the Book Fair or Arts For All, please come and get oriented about the details of the event and how to work with the populations that we are serving. Trainings are in 45 minutes intervals so come out anytime at 10, 11, or 12.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 Education and Poverty
Hosted by: Social Policy and Public Service Advocates, Circle K International, Alpha Phi Omega, Rotaract, Cross-Cultural Center, Bridging Anteaters

11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Book Doctor
Location: UCI Student Center, Emerald Bay CDE
Take 15 minutes of your day to clean books for low-income children to read. Learn more from Think Together about how important literacy is to our local schools.

3:00-7:00 p.m. Anteater Literacy Book Fair
Location: Social Sciences Lower Plaza (between SST and SSL)
Sign up required
Join us for a book fair with different activities to interact with children and families from youth programs. We will begin the event with campus tours, then have fun at the book fair hosted by various campus organizations. The literacy book fair pushes children to think creatively and to open their imaginations in the literary world. Volunteers will be given various tasks from helping with the tours to interacting with the children during activities.

Friday, May 15, 2015 Special Needs
4:00-9:00 p.m. Arts for All
Location: Pacific Ballroom D
Sign up required
Come on out to enjoy the love of arts and crafts & entertainment with folks with special needs in Best Buddies and Anteaters for Autism. Volunteers will be making different arts and crafts to donate. Food is provided.

To volunteer at the literacy book fair or Arts for All , please sign up on our website by 5:00 p.m. on May 12, 2015:

Limited volunteer spots!

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