The year-long initiative aims to make an impact by contributing 250,000 hours of service.

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Generations of Dartmouth community members have had an impact on the world through their service to others. Now, in honor of the College’s 250th anniversary, a new initiative will unite the community in an effort to inspire acts of service around the world.

The Call to Serve is a year-long initiative to make a positive impact by contributing a total of 250,000 hours of service in 2019. That’s the equivalent of 28.5 years of volunteer time by an individual. Through this collective effort, Dartmouth alumni, faculty, staff, and students, as well as parents and families, can volunteer wherever they are with organizations of their choice.

“Dartmouth has a longstanding history of public service, and we want to honor that as part of our sestercentennial celebration,” says Vice President for Alumni Relations Cheryl Bascomb ’82, co-chair of the 250th committee. “This is a wonderful way for all members of our community to join forces to share their time and talents to make an impact on our world.”