Hello everyone!

SVC has been hard at work in the past couple weeks with our upcoming events–Relay for Life, our Service Recognition Ceremony, and collaboration with Facilities to promote the end of the year food drive with Second Harvest Food Bank. Here is an update on all of these happenings,and we’ll be sure to remind everyone as they get closer!

Relay for Life is less than a month away! The 24 hour walk-a-thon to fight cancer and fundraise for research will take place from 10am on May 22nd to 10am on May 23rd right here on campus at the East Field. Not only will the SVC be participating as a team during the event but we are also coordinating volunteers for it. We need people to join our team and help out! Volunteer duties include general set up, clean up, and staffing and if you would like to help, contact Erin at the SVC to sign up for a time slot. If you are interested in joining our team there is still time! Visit the UCSC Relay Site at relayforlife.org/ucsantacruzca.

The 10th annual Service Recognition Ceremony is also just around the corner! This event to recognize and award UCSC students, staff, and faculty who have shown exemplary service in the Santa Cruz community. We encourage any local organizations or individuals to nominate UCSC volunteers who have dedicated their time to help our local community. Additionally, volunteers are welcome to nominate themselves and all nominations can be done at http://www2.ucsc.edu/svc/svc_awards.php. The deadline to nominate  is May 10th so don’t wait! The ceremony will take place from 5-7pm on May 26th and Vice Chancellor Donna Murphy will be giving an opening speech. We hope to see you there!

Lastly, the SVC is in the beginning stages of collaborating with UCSC Facilities to host an end of the year food drive with Second Harvest Food Bank. The drive will start on June 1st and run until the end of the quarter. Multiple collection barrels will be placed in every college and all UCSC students/staff/faculty are encouraged to donate! If you are interested in helping the SVC with this event, we need volunteers to help promote, promote, promote! We have tons of flyers that will need to go up in all of the colleges and any way to get the word out is appreciated. Let us know if you can lend a hand!

For anymore information on these events feel free to contact the SVC at any time~ volunteer@ucsc.edu or 831.459.3363.

Best regards,

Erin Flannery

Program Manager