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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.

Every year, throughout the month of October, thousands of Walden students, alumni, faculty, and staff donate their time, talents, expertise, and resources to support organizations, schools, hospitals, and neighborhoods to make a meaningful impact in advancing the causes they care about.

In 2020, we find ourselves in a unique and timely position that makes our university-wide call to action more critical than ever before. Given the state of uncertainty of safety related to the global coronavirus pandemic, we are urging our community to explore virtual volunteering as a safe alternative to providing in person volunteer support to whatever cause you feel most compelled by.

Get Involved

If you’re looking for inspiration to identify a cause to support, consider starting with the Sustainable Development Goals: 17 urgent global challenges we face including those related to inequality, health and well-being, poverty, climate change, peace and justice, and more. 


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