Serve Day

Serve Day

Serve Day this year will be on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023.

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, more than 2,000 students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni spend one Wednesday of the fall semester helping 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, or 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 employees and students to utilize serving as a means of greater proximity, deeper learning, and mutual empowerment 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


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.

Employee participation is required, as set forth by the university’s board of trustees and the Operations Team. Excused absences need to be cleared with your supervisor. Employees can specify site preferences and limitations using our 2023 Employee Survey Form.

Participation is also required of students, who are invited to visit this page for more detailed information as the event gets closer.

All Serve Day information for employees, including survey links, site assignments and driving assignments, will be posted on this page as it becomes available.

Serve Day Quad Map

Contact Us:

Clara Cimijotti,  Assistant Serve Day Coordinator
Rus St.Cyr, University Pastor for Service & Soul Care

Rus St.Cyr

Rus St.Cyr

University Pastor for Service & Soul Care

George Fox University

Attn: Serve Day
414 N. Meridian St. #6274
Newberg, OR 97132