August 23-25, 2016
To learn more about this years leaders click HERE.
The Service Plunge provides an opportunity for first-year and transfer students to spend their first days at the University of Portland volunteering with local service agencies. Participants meet new people, work hard, and immerse themselves in their new Portland community.
2015 Service Plunge Video
Our 2015 large site service project was at Sabin School. We worked on cleaning up dirt paths and creating new ones, reorganizing classrooms with teachers, pulling weeds in the garden, and cleaning up the playground. Our small site projects involved Friends of Trees, Oregon Food Bank, Purpose Playground, Astor K-8, and more!
2014 Service Plunge Video
In 2014, our large site service project took place at Cesar Chavez School. We spent the time there preparing the school for the next school year where hundred of kids will be swarming the halls on their first day of classes. Various volunteer activities were involved such as painting the school walls, weeding out the cracks in the playground, cleaning up the bushes, and much more. Everyone had a great time and felt satisfied by helping our community.
2013 Service Plunge Video
In 2013, our large site service project was held at Peninsula Elementary, where we spent the day to preparing the school for the hundreds of kids that would be coming for their first day of classes. Everyone had a job to do, whether it was staying inside to stuff envelopes, rearranging classrooms and painting, or going outside to weed the sidewalks and take out one gigantic blackberry bush. This video was prepared by one of our leaders and was shown to the kids of Peninsula on their first day of school. It will give you a good idea of the kind of work we do on the Service Plunge, as well as why we do it!