Last Updated: August 30, 2017
Additional photos can be found at the bottom of this page.
Over 600 volunteers helped 47 not-for-profit organizations in the Greater Danbury Area. From reading to elementary school students, painting stairwells, sorting through donated clothes, cleaning, pulling weeds or washing fire trucks and ambulances, there was something worthwhile to do everywhere. Generally all volunteers had fun and organizations appreciated the help.
Western Day of Service, originally scheduled for September 22, 2017, has been postponed. A new date has not yet been chosen. We will keep you posted.
Western Day of Service begins with check-in, continental breakfast and getting your FREE T-SHIRT. After a pep-talk by President Clark and Danbury's Mayor Boughton, all volunteers will gather for a group photo before being bussed to the local organizations for three hours of volunteer service. Busses will return all participants to the Midtown campus by 1:30 p.m.
To Sign up:
To sign up, complete the individual sign-up sheet below. Student organizations can also sign up using the group sign-up sheet, but every volunteer is asked to complete the individual sign-up sheet. You may either sign up online or print the form and hand it in. Please note that if you are under the age of 18 we would need permission from your parent to participate. Your parent could send a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org just stating your name, their relationship to you and that they give permission for you to participate in Western Day of Service.
Students, faculty, and staff will come together for our 3rd annual
Western Day of Service. Sign up now to volunteer with one
of the many non-profit organizations in our community.*
You could sign up to do a variety of different things such as raking, trimming, and/or weeding trails, sanding and/or painting, serving food, parking cars, registering dancers, cleaning offices, washing fire trucks, moving boxes, tagging books, working with animals or picking up trash along the streets of Danbury.
ACE (Alternative Centre of Excellence)
Boots and Buddies
Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut
Danbury Computer Social
Danbury Fair Mall
Danbury Fire Department
Danbury Museum & Historical Society
Danbury Music Center
Danbury Railway Museum
Dorothy Day Center
Ives Concert Park
Shelter Rock Elementary School
St. James Episcopal Church
Tails of Courage
Western Connecticut State University Child Care Center
Western Rehabilitation Care Centre
Westside Nature Preserve
YMCA - Escape to the Arts
*This is a list of some of the organizations we have worked with. It is not complete.
Questions? Call the Dean of Students office at 203-837-9700.
3rd Annual Western Day of Service
2nd Annual Western Day of Service
Read the "All in a day's work" article here.
Feedback from volunteer sites:
"I can't say enough for
the wonderful group of WCSU students that came to the
Alternative Center for Excellence and painted our downstairs computer room.
They were diligent, charming, and worked hard. Having this downstairs room painted
is the 1st step in transforming it into a new beautiful media/technology center,
and they set the foundation for making the next steps happen.
Thank you, and all of the wonderful students that participated!"
- Sandy Atanasoff, Alternative Center for Excellence
"I would like to thank you
for setting up the volunteers at Hayestown! They were great!!!!
The students worked really hard and were very polite!"
-Stephanie Furman, Hayestown Avenue School
"We had the right number
of students. They did a great job!"
-Becky Petro, Tarrywile Park & Mansion
1st Annual Western Day of Service
"I loved the event!! I have always had my cheer team do some kind of
charity / giving back work
each season I have coached. I love that it could be done all together in this setting.
It was great for me to welcome each student at the registration table.
I am glad that my cheer team was able to help do much with the registration portion.
We also cleaned White Street and got 10 bags of garbage, they felt accomplished.
My rec staff was mostly on Lake Ave, and a few were assigned to other spots,
but they all enjoyed their work as well.
It was a great day!
I love seeing all the pictures that have been posted and shared! Nice to have such a positive event!" - Deborah Bisaccia, Cheerleading Coach