Serve Day

Serve Day

Serve Day this year will be on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2024.

In the fall of 1999, George Fox University President David Brandt instituted an annual day of service known as Serve Day. He wanted every member of the university community to have the opportunity to demonstrate the heart of Jesus Christ through a full day of service to the surrounding community.

Serve Day Logo

Each year, almost 2,000 students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni spend the third Wednesday of the Fall semester lending a helping hand at various service sites. Service projects can be anything from painting murals, reading to local school children, visiting elder neighbors, building/rebuilding projects, caring for animals, offering much needed yard-work or deep-cleaning to area organizations.

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Ultimately, our goal is to provide an opportunity for George Fox students and employees to utilize serving as a means of greater proximity, deeper learning, and mutual encouragement with our neighbors. It is our hope on this day to not only learn about the surrounding community, but to also learn from them, as well as to get a chance to follow Christ more deeply in serving with passion.

Serve Site Involvement

Our goal is that Serve Day benefit local organizations, not only on the day itself, but throughout the academic year. By sending our community members to do good work at your site, we believe our students will be inspired to volunteer to help meet the needs you are addressing year-round.

If you believe your organization would benefit from a service project on Serve Day,

please complete this form

Watch video: Serve Day: Helping Out Our Community

Student & Employee Participants

Serve Day is an excellent opportunity for university employees and students to connect with one another and with community organizations in a rich and meaningful way.

Participation is required of all employees (.5 and above), as set forth by the university’s board of trustees and the Executive Leadership. Excused absences need to be cleared with your supervisor. Employees can specify serve site re-connections and any personal limitations using our 2024 Employee Info Gathering Survey.

Participation is also required of full-time undergraduate students, and all Serve Day site connections and information, smart phone apps, instructions and driving assignments will be communicated as it becomes available.

Serve Day Quad Map

Contact Us


Mailing Address

George Fox University
Attn: Serve Day
414 N. Meridian St. #6274
Newberg, OR 97132
Rusty St.Cyr

Rusty St.Cyr

University Pastor for Service & Soul Care