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Eleven Reasons To Volunteer At Detroit Partnership Day

Detroit Partnership Day is the largest service-learning event at the University of Michigan. Approximately 1,400 students volunteer at different sites around the city at this annual event hosted by the student-run, 501(c)3 nonprofit, Detroit Partnership. Learn more: www.thedetroitpartnership.org.

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1. It's the largest service-learning event at the University of Michigan.

You'll be volunteering alongside 1,400 of your closest friends!
Patrick Sier

You'll be volunteering alongside 1,400 of your closest friends!

2. You will meet new communities.

There are many incredible grassroots initiatives underway in Detroit. DP Day volunteers will have the privilege of working at one of approximately 20-30 sites with community partners located throughout the city.
Maria Dambriunas

There are many incredible grassroots initiatives underway in Detroit. DP Day volunteers will have the privilege of working at one of approximately 20-30 sites with community partners located throughout the city.

3. It's a chance to express yourself.

Sophie Jantz

4. We've been featured in TWO documentaries.

Colas / Via vimeo.com

Episode Three of "Detroit in Overdrive" (Discovery Channel)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-9fD1cJbb4

"The Road to School"

http://vimeo.com/96571425

5. It's an opportunity to bond with your student organization.

Are you part of a student organization, fraternity/sorority, or just have a great group of friends? Volunteer together at a DP Day site!
Scott Mansfield

Are you part of a student organization, fraternity/sorority, or just have a great group of friends? Volunteer together at a DP Day site!

6. We're a Zero-Waste Event!

Thanks to a collaboration with the Student Sustainability Initiative at the University of Michigan, Detroit Partnership Day is now a Zero-Waste Event!
Via upenn.edu

Thanks to a collaboration with the Student Sustainability Initiative at the University of Michigan, Detroit Partnership Day is now a Zero-Waste Event!

7. Local celebrities will be in attendance.

Past attendees include local spoken word artists (Walter Lacy), musical artists (FowL), Detroit Free Press journalists (Stephen Henderson), local congressmen, and Michigan Football Legend Lloyd Carr.
Sophie Jantz

Past attendees include local spoken word artists (Walter Lacy), musical artists (FowL), Detroit Free Press journalists (Stephen Henderson), local congressmen, and Michigan Football Legend Lloyd Carr.

8. FREE LUNCH

Volunteer with us and you'll have a delicious, complimentary meal. Dietary restrictions? No worries! We will have provide an alternative meal just for you.
Sophie Jantz

Volunteer with us and you'll have a delicious, complimentary meal. Dietary restrictions? No worries! We will have provide an alternative meal just for you.

9. You'll work at amazing sites around the city.

Past DP Day sites have included the Michigan Central Station, Heidelberg Project, Historic Fort Wayne, and Belle Isle.
Via mlive.com

Past DP Day sites have included the Michigan Central Station, Heidelberg Project, Historic Fort Wayne, and Belle Isle.

10. Dance Party!

Sophie Jantz

11. Become part of a movement.

The mission of DP Day is to serve as a catalyst for further student involvement with the Detroit community. While the event is one day, we believe that DP Day can spark long-term engagement with the city. After DP Day, volunteers can continue their service-learning experience in Detroit through Detroit Partnership Weekly Programs, Semester in Detroit, and other avenues at the University of Michigan.
Sophie Jantz / Via thedetroitpartnership.org

The mission of DP Day is to serve as a catalyst for further student involvement with the Detroit community. While the event is one day, we believe that DP Day can spark long-term engagement with the city.

After DP Day, volunteers can continue their service-learning experience in Detroit through Detroit Partnership Weekly Programs, Semester in Detroit, and other avenues at the University of Michigan.

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