Days of service support and cultivate a spirit of engagement and service on campus and in the community. They also can provide you an opportunity to explore what potential ways you can use your interests or skills to make a positive impact in our community.

In addition to our two nationally-recognized days of service—Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Earth Day—we begin fall term with "Creating Community Connections." By participating in these days of service, alongside other Ducks, you will be a part of a larger-scale effort by hundreds of thousands of students across the nation to affect positive change and serve others in our country and our communities.

Join us on these community action days as we serve and lead together.

Earth Day of Service

Saturday, April 24, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Register for Earth Day of Service

Join us for our annual day of service to commemorate Earth Week! This year we will be holding a hybrid (virtual AND in-person) event focusing on the theme of intersectional environmentalism!

Intersectional environmentalism focuses on looking at environmental issues through the lens of identity and social justice. During the virtual portion of the event, we will be doing a variety of activities and engaging in discussion around five main topics:

  1. The climate crisis
  2. Fast fashion
  3. Mental health
  4. Tree equity
  5. Sustainable food practices

The virtual portion of the event will start at 1:00 p.m. and last until approximately 2:30 p.m. When the virtual portion of the event has concluded, we will be hosting an in-person communal planting event on the EMU green where UO participants will be able to plant seeds together. Materials will be provided.

To participate in the in-person event, you must be registered AND attend the virtual event. Face coverings will be required for the in-person event, following UO COVID-19 prevention strategies.

If you are not in Eugene, we would still love for you to join us for the virtual event!

Are you a community organization in Eugene or Springfield that would like to partner with the Holden Center for a Day of Service? Please contact us. We would love to send you a team!

Email Us About a Day of Service Team