May 17, 2017

Contact: Nate Alcorn
805-756-2057 or

Cal Poly Expects More Than 800 Volunteers to Take Part in Annual Service Day May 20

SAN LUIS OBISPO – More than student 800 volunteers are expected to take part in Cal Poly’s annual Service Day on Saturday, May 20 — a day that the university’s New Student and Transition Programs (NSTP) has selected to volunteer at various San Luis Obispo organizations.

Led by Cal Poly Orientation leaders-in-training, volunteers will give back to such organizations as Access Support Network, CAPSLO, Central Coast Aquarium, Children's Resource Network, the cities of Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo, Fiscalini Ranch, Friends Botanical Garden, One Cool Earth, People’s Self Help Housing, and Growing Grounds.

“This is a day in which we can grow closer with friends and fellow WOW (Week of Welcome) leaders, and we get to continue a tradition of creating a lasting positive impact on our community,” said Erin Greenlee, Orientation board member and fourth-year computer science major. “Although each of us is only donating a few hours of our time, as a collective, we are performing thousands of hours of work to our community. I'm very proud of all of our leaders volunteering, and I am honored to be able to help organize this event.”

NSTP Director Andrene Kaiwi-Lenting said, “Service and giving back to the community is a major value we hold in our programs. Service Day is our opportunity as campus leaders and community members to give back to the home we love so much.”

These leaders-in-training will participate in a similar event with new students during Cal Poly's Week of Welcome, leading groups of 10-15 new students around the Cal Poly campus and San Luis Obispo community starting Sept. 9. 

For more information, contact Nate Alcorn, Program Coordinator at 805-756-2057

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