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Students welcome volunteers to Vincentian Service Day 2023.
Smiles welcome Vincentian Service Day volunteers to the Sullivan Athletic Center.
Volunteers arrive to check in for their assignments on Vincentian Service Day.
Students enjoy a light breakfast before the morning program, after which they head out to their community organization service sites.
Rev. Guillermo "Memo" Campuzano, C.M., vice president of mission and ministry; and Mark Laboe, associate vice president for faculty and staff engagement, are ready to welcome volunteers.
President Robert L. Manuel and Head Women's Basketball Coach Doug Bruno speak with volunteers before the morning program.
Students Diego Galloza and Lindsay Brisley, dressed as St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, send off the students, faculty and staff to their volunteer sites.
Volunteers board buses to head to their service sites.
Volunteers work in the garden at the Marillac St. Vincent Family Services center.
Students and staff helped with a number of service tasks at the MIchael Barlow Center, part of the Saint Leonard Ministries.
After a day of volunteering, Vincentian Service Day participants headed back to the Lincoln Park Campus for a barbecue on the Quad.
Last month, more than 500 students, faculty and staff members took part in Vincentian Service Day by volunteering their time, talent, and energy at 32 sites across the city.
Started during the 1998-1999 academic year, Vincentian Service Day has become an annual tradition that brings the DePaul community together for a day of community service and reflection.
The May 6 schedule began with a light breakfast, a Vincentian Service Day T-shirt giveaway and a morning kick-off program at the Sullivan Athletic Center. DePaul President Rob Manuel welcomed the volunteers, and faith leaders from the Division of Mission and Ministry offered prayers and invocations for all to experience a great day of community service and the spirit of generosity.
Students Diego Galloza and Lindsay Brisley, dressed as St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, helped send off the students, faculty, and staff to their volunteer sites.
Volunteers then boarded buses and public transportation to set off for locations across Chicagoland.
After helping out at more than 30 community partner organizations, Vincentian Service Day participants headed back to the Lincoln Park Campus for a barbecue on the Quad. (Photos by Diane M. Smutny/DePaul University)