MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Walden University, an institution of higher education with a mission of effecting positive social change, invites the general public to join its global community of students, alumni, faculty and staff to participate in its seventh annual Global Day of Service on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Volunteers can join more than 130 community service projects making a difference in 15 countries and 80 cities around the world.
This year members of the Walden community are leading projects that include working in food banks; cleaning up roads, beaches and parks; holding drives to donate food, clothing, infant and maternity items, and coats for veterans; sorting and preparing medical supplies; and leading activities to benefit local children such as reading and arts and crafts. There are also several virtual projects that can be done anywhere, which include supporting U.S. troops through a letter-writing campaign and sending postcards to ill children.
Those who wish to participate in Walden's Global Day of Service should register as a member of the Walden Service Network at www.WaldenU.edu/servicenetwork. Members can search the network to locate a project near them and sign up to volunteer on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Walden's Global Day of Service marks one day a year when the university's entire community can come together to make a greater difference and demonstrate how positive social change can impact the world in just 24 hours. In 2011, nearly 3,700 volunteers participated in service projects around the world—of which more than one-third spanned Central and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
Since its founding in 1970, Walden has attracted a community of lifelong learners who share a common desire to make a difference. Walden students, alumni, faculty and staff members bring Walden's mission to life through research, conferences and service projects focused on effecting positive social change. To learn more about Walden's ongoing commitment to social change, visit www.WaldenU.edu/socialchange.
About Walden University For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 48,500 students from all 50 states and more than 140 countries are pursuing their bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 60 campus-based and online universities in 29 countries.
Walden offers more than 65 degree programs with more than 330 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.