We Serve U

We Serve U Day

Dayton Food Bank

We Serve U Day

Our next We Serve U day is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

A cornerstone of Wright State's mission is service to our communities. We Serve U Day is a day of volunteerism approved by the university administration for staff and faculty to volunteer at community non-profits without using time off.  
The We Serve U committee has arranged multiple volunteer opportunities, which include Ronald McDonald House, Crayons to Classrooms, The Foodbank, 4 Paws for Ability, and the Wright State Admissions office.

View details about each organization's volunteer opportunities register:

The number of volunteers for each location/time slot is limited, so availability is given on a first come, first served basis. Two shifts are available at most organizations to allow everyone the opportunity to volunteer without disrupting office operations. Check with your supervisor to ensure there are no conflicts before you complete the registration.

  • Morning Shift: 9 a.m. to Noon
  • Afternoon Shift: 1 to 4 p.m.

Available Activities

4 Paws for Ability
207 Dayton Ave. Xenia, 45385

Morning and Afternoon shifts are available. Volunteers will participate in an informational presentation, get a tour of 4 Paws, participate in a service project, and end with puppy playtime.

Ronald McDonald House
555 Valley St, Dayton 45404

Morning Shift: Cooking freezer meals and meals going to the 2 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms while also organizing and cleaning of the kitchen cabinets. Delivering meals to the 2 RM Family Rooms. Delivery is done on foot with the use of a cart to the Family Room at Dayton Children’s Hospital and via a volunteer’s vehicle to the Family Room at Miami Valley Hospital.

Afternoon Shift: Deep cleaning and organizing through the house. Vacuuming, cleaning windows, cleaning woodwork, and organizing.

Crayons to Classrooms
1750 Woodman Dr, Dayton 45420

Afternoon Shift Only: Creating classroom packets using die cuts.

The Foodbank
56 Armor Pl, Dayton 45417

Morning Shift: Volunteers will be distributing food directly to individuals in need by unloading items off pallets and loading them into vehicles. It’s important to dress for the weather; it is covered but is open air.

Afternoon Shift: Volunteers will be building program boxes based on need that day. Those boxes could be weekend meal kits for K-3rd grade in our Good-To-Go Backpack Program, our senior boxes that are 25-35lb shelf stable food boxes for seniors enrolled in our Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or building emergency food boxes with sorted food drive donations.

Please note that we require all volunteers to wear closed-toed shoes, and we recommend dressing for light to moderate work/lifting.

Wright State Admissions
141 Student Union

Morning and Afternoon shifts are available doing prep work for visitors.  We realize not everyone can get away from their office for 1/2 day.  If you can't work the entire shift, that's ok.