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Center for Social Change:
Global Days of Service

Walden University's Center for Social Change is a connective hub that promotes, facilitates, and supports collaborative alliances, action research, and projects that lead to purposeful action for sustainable positive social change.

This year we celebrate Walden’s 15th year of Global Days of Service!

Global Days of Service is an opportunity for our Walden community to honor and celebrate our commitment to our university’s mission of positive social change through service.

In 2020, during our 15th Global Days of Service, we hosted 36 service events—covering a range of worthy causes—all completely virtual. Our Center for Social Change and our faculty, staff, alumni, and students rose to the challenge. Nearly 600 of us volunteered more than 1,100 hours and donated 2,100 items and $13,100.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and shared their impact.


Walden staff pose with rakes at Global Days of Service cleanup event.

How to get involved with Global Days of Service.

  1. Complete a virtual service project independently
  2. Register for a virtual service project sponsored by a Walden community member or group
  3. Develop a virtual service project for others


If you don’t already have one, create a profile in our Walden Change Action Network (WeCAN). Your profile enables you to

  • find Walden-hosted projects (scroll to bottom),
  • submit one for others to find (“Submit Project”), or to
  • record your independent project (“Add Impact”).

As we approach October and extend through the month, more opportunities will pop up.

You can also find tips on project development and volunteer management in Volunteer Resources.

Global Days of Service Committee Leaders


There are a myriad of volunteer leaders around our university that commit their time and talents to helping make

Global Days of Service an accessible and meaningful experience for a growing number of Walden community members.

  • Dr. Aimee Ferraro
  • Dr. Arlene Scott
  • Brittany Elwood
  • Dr. Carrie Lynn Bailey
  • Corie Anderson
  • Dr. Gary Kelsey
  • Hillary Blevins
  • Dr. Irana Hawkins
  • Jason Soles
  • Jennifer Ramos
  • Dr. Jim Castleberry
  • Kelsey Jeffers
  • Dr. Lisa Kangas
  • Maggie Murphy
  • Melissa Houston
  • Paula Brault
  • Rebecca Murrietta
  • Samantha Bell
  • Terry Lillis
  • Val Taylor
  • Dr. Veronica Oliver