Bulldogs in service
Volunteer like a Bulldog
Alumni and students all over the world will continue the tradition of serving others by being a part of the 2011 Bulldogs in Service April 9.
More than 28 different groups will take part in a diverse range of service opportunities including building a house to be delivered in Mexico, clearing trash and refurbishing playgrounds. The majority of the volunteer projects will take place in California, with additional locations in Hawaii, Texas, New York, Arizona, Oregon, Georgia and Rhode Island. A service opportunity is also available in Salzburg. View an interactive map.
Started in 2007 by the Alumni Board of Directors, through the new Community Service Committee led by alumna Cathy Schilling ‘76, BIS geared up to generate a community event for all alumni.
“We wanted to continue the community service that is required for graduation” she said.
This year marks the fourth anniversary of Bulldogs in Service, which started with 14 different projects April 5, 2008. The number of participants has increased from 400 to over 700 in the last couple of years.
“Many alumni have reconnected with the University thanks to BIS. It unifies all alumni and people feel really good about helping out in their community,” Schilling said.
“It speaks volumes of the continuing efforts and the spirit that our graduates take with them,” said University of Redlands President James Appleton.
“Community Service is imbedded into our curriculum, and each of our students always exceeds the minimum requirement. Having it as part of our curriculum is a great platform that spirals and creates influential connects beyond the Redlands campus. Bulldogs in Service is just an extension of the learning that they have done while in Redlands,” he said.
Each project is free to all participants and many allow for children to be involved. This year marks the first time that BIS will feature projects to be done on the Redlands campus, including helping with the development and expansion of the Sustainable University of Redlands Farm (SURF) located behind the Brockton Apartments complex. In addition to the SURF project, Hands of Mercy will be present on campus for a group of 25 people to build a home for a family in Mexico.
Read about the projects.
Register for Bulldogs in Service.
Bulldogs in Service interactive map
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Use the plus and minus signs to zoom in and out or click and drag the map to pan to another location. Each red pin represents a city where Bulldogs are hard at work helping their communities.
When you click a pin, a pop-up window opens that displays information about that location.
Tip: You may need to maximize the pop-up window, as shown below, to see the entire pop-up.
About the map
This map was built using Esri's ArcGIS Explorer Online, a free mapping application that runs in a browser. It is built using Microsoft Silverlight.