Sep 16, 2013 12:00 PM by KATC
United Way of Acadiana is seeking service projects in Lafayette Parish that would benefit from local student volunteer engagement. The deadline to submit a project is October 1.
On October 19, more than 1,500 University of Louisiana at Lafayette students will come together for The Big Event to complete hands-on service projects in an effort to give back by volunteering in communities throughout Lafayette Parish.
"We've had such a positive response to The Big Event from UL students wanting to lend a helping hand in their community," said Keler Williams, director of volunteer mobilization. "Now, because of that response, we're seeking even more volunteer opportunities and ways to make a difference."
Projects may include but are not limited to the following activities:
--beautification and landscaping
--event set-up and assembly
--special event assistance
--moving and organizing
--office work such as filing, copying, etc.
--volunteer activities with children, the elderly, veterans, etc.
--building projects and other activities that support and improve the community
Any group or individual interested in submitting a volunteer project can register online at www.unitedwayofacadiana.org or by contacting Keler Williams at 337-706-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.