Students Ready for International
Volunteer Day 2003
December 4, 2003
Thousands of volunteers around the world are
preparing to celebrate International Volunteer Day on Dec. 5.
“Students from California State University, Fullerton are
proud and honored to be joining others around the world in celebrating
this annual event,” said Sabrina Sanders, coordinator of the
university’s Volunteer & Service Center.
This year, CSUF students will be partnering with Fullerton Gardens,
a local senior care home for those living with Alzheimer’s
This event is being sponsored by the university’s Volunteer
& Service Center and Office of International Education and Exchange.
Most volunteers are Cal State Fullerton international students.
During the day of the event, students will provide cultural presentations
and share their cultural heritage and traditions with the residents
at Fullerton Gardens. At the same time, student volunteers will
also gain more knowledge about Alzheimer’s and senior citizens
in the United States. The presentations will include Bulgarian guitar
and Japanese singing performances. Besides the cultural presentations,
volunteers also will help serve meals, coordinate games and assist
in day-to-day activities.
“International Volunteer Day is not only a special event for
people to volunteer globally, it is also a way to promote cultural
diversity and awareness,” said Michelle Chen, an undergraduate
coordinating the project. “Most of all, it is an event that
will serve the community, in addition to making an impact on someone's
In 1985, the United Nations General Assembly designated Dec. 5 as
an annual celebration of voluntary action by people, communities
and governments of the world. International Volunteer Day is for
volunteers of all walks of life working in communities around the
globe. The United Nations Volunteers program is the designated international
focal point for observance. More information is available on the
interactive web site www.worldvolunteerweb.org
Please contact the Cal State Fullerton Volunteer & Service Center
at 657-278-7623, e-mai:l firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the center in Titan Student Union Room 2 for additional
information, resources or questions.
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