Registration is open for volunteers to clean up the James River on Jan. 31, and brave souls are invited to jump into the frigid waters afterward to raise money for the river’s conservation.
When executive director of VCU ASPiRE, Mary Slade received a call saying ASPiRE won the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer and Community Service Award, she was both excited and surprised to find out they had even been nominated.
While some students partied and went to the beach for spring break, other students performed community service and charity work in communities across the country.
Nearly 500 student groups, local organizations and clubs participated in this fall’s Student Organization and Volunteer Opportunities Fair. The annual event that helps wrap up Welcome Week brought 280 student organizations, 32 nonprofit groups, 17 VCU departments and seven community vendors to the Siegel center Friday afternoon.