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Days of Service

Hope College students are an integral part of the greater Holland community. 

time-to-serveFrom working a community garden to organizing library books, from re-stocking shelves in a food pantry to caring for animals at the Critter Barn, there are a variety of ways to get involved during Hope's Days of Service. Some students work alongside children with special needs, while others reach out to the elderly. Some groups beautify the yards of individuals who are home-bound, while others volunteer at large community centers. Whatever your interests or skill set, we have a place for you!

The annual Time to Serve follows fall Orientation and provides an opportunity for Hope freshmen to connect with their new “hometown” in a meaningful way. Although first-year students make up the majority of volunteers, many upperclassmen elect to come back as group leaders and to volunteer for another year. All are welcome at Time to Serve!

Hope Serves takes place annually in January, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Participants join the day across all grade levels, and the event is led as a joint effort between Volunteer Services and Hope’s multicultural student organizations.

For both Days of Service, all transportation is provided, along with a light meal. This experience is the perfect way to set the tone for the rest of the semester!