Upcoming Events

2014-15 ALD Events


Project Neighbors: This is an ongoing way to earn ALD hours. If you are interested in joining this group please, they will be meeting on Saturdays at 8:00 A.M. in the Union by the Welcome Desk (near the S shaped couch) and departing on foot from there. This project is on Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M... and counts as 4 ALD hours. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Elena Navas at elena.navas@valpo.edu.

  • On November 8th the group will not meet until 10:00 A.M.!

Blanket Making for the Women's Shelter: Come to the Scheele Quiet Cafe Saturday, November 8th and 15th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. and make Tie Blankets for the local women’s shelter! Contact Jilaine Heitkotter with any questions at Jilaine.Heitkotter@valpo.edu 

Leaf Raking: Sunday, November 2nd and 9th from 1:00 P.M...- 3:00 P.M. we will be raking leaves in the community. We already have four yards that need to be raked and more reservations come in every day, so if you would like to come, we will need all the help we can get! Just meet at the orange S couch in front of the welcome desk in the union. We will be leaving the union at 1:00 P.M... There will be a sign in-sheet there where you can officially check-in. If you are able to drive contact Grace Roman at Grace.Roman1@valpo.edu 


500 Turkeys: 500 turkeys is a food drive in which they attempt to give 500 Thanksgiving dinners to those in need. The goal this year is actually 800 turkeys! If you are interested, Elena Navas (elena.navas@valpo.edu) is very knowledgeable on this project. I don't know what positions are left, but you may register at www.500turkeys.com/volunteer or if you can't find what you want, just show up to help. 

  • Monday, November 17th from 5:30-8:30 P.M. is the church set-up to prepare the space for the next two days on which the meal packing occurs.
  • Tuesday, November 18th and Wednesday, November 19th from 5:30-8:30 P.M. are the meal boxing nights.  Come for all or part of the time!
  • Saturday, November 22th and Sunday, November 23th from 2:00-6:00 P.M. volunteers will welcome families and help deliver meals to families.

In case you haven't visited the 500turkeys.com website to sign up to volunteer, here's how:
 Go to the website and click the "Volunteer" tab.  Scroll down and you will see all the dates and times you can help out.  Click the button to sign up for the event you want and then just enter the information it asks for.  There are lots of different things you can do/bring to help out and the "spots" will be filling soon!  The meal distribution dates are after Thanksgiving Break begins, however, if you will be around on those days and would like to volunteer with distribution go ahead and sign up and it will count for ALD hours.


Cafe Manna: Cafe Manna takes place in the downstairs of St. T's, just North of campus on November 20, 2014 4:15-7:00 P.M. We need 6-8 people for 4:15-5:30 P.M. and 6-8 people for 5:30-7 P.M. If you are interested please let me know as this will be a first come, first serve event as there is a limited number of spots! The groups will meet on campus and then travel together to St. Ts.

Do you have any suggestions for a new event? If so, feel free to contact Nichi Smith at Nichole.Smith1@valpo.edu with your ideas!