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CAD Volunteer Project Request & Site Expectations Form

At the Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice (CFJ) we challenge and support students as they deepen spirituality, pursue justice and promote pluralism.

XU Community Action Day (CAD)  is a semesterly university-wide day of service in partnership with community organizations throughout the city. Join XU students, faculty, staff, and alumni for a great community building day to be the hands and feet of our mission and enables us on our journey of becoming men and women for and with others.

Completing this form is the first step towered partnership with the XU Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice Community Action Day program. CFJ staff and student leaders will review your request form and contact you if your request has been accepted.


Day-of-Service Site Representative: A staff member at your organization must be present to supervise XU volunteers during the entire service project. Supervision includes, but is not limited to, providing orientation to XU volunteers, service project direction, safety instruction, and oversight.

Orientation: Please spend a few minutes giving volunteers a background of your organization. Explain the organizations mission, the work you do, and whom your work benefits. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about your organization’s role in the community.

Service Project Direction: Give volunteers an overview of the project goals for the day, and provide context to the project; general background information about why the project is important to the community/neighborhood where your organization is located.


XU Student Volunteers: Generally between 5-10 students are available to serve at each community organization Site. This number varies depending on the request of the community partner and the number of students who volunteer on the day of service. Please note that there is no advanced registration, student volunteers sign up the morning of Community Action Day.

Approximately 1-2 Hours for volunteer Project: Volunteers expect to spend between one to two hours on service projects. Please note that we make every effort to be prompt, however there are times when logistical issues cause delays. 

Community Action Day Schedule for Saturday, September, 20th 2014

9:30am: Volunteers depart from Xavier University

9:35am to 10:00am: students arrive at site—arrival time depends on site distance from campus

*please spend the first 5 minutes once volunteers arrive doing introductions, providing an overview of the organization and its mission, and overview of the service project.  

11:45am-12:15pm Reflection – volunteers gather to reflect on their service – you are welcome to join them

12:15pm volunteers depart

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