President's Day of Service
Group Photo - President's Day of Service April 2022
Group Photo - President's Day of Service April 2022

Thank you for visiting the President's Day of Service webpage. We will use this page to facilitate all President's Day of Service information moving forward. 

*President's Day of Service: April 20th, 2024*  

Click here to register by 4/17!


What is the President's Day of Service?
Viterbo's President's Day of Service is a new tradition created from the Inauguration Day of Service in Spring of 2017 which celebrated President Temple's official arrival. Because the day was so powerful and really highlighted connections with Viterbo's Mission and Core Values, we have decided to continue these efforts each year. This year, we anticipate between 150-250 Viterbo folks serving our communities and hope YOU can be a part of the impact!

The President's Day of Service is hosted by the Service Saturdays team. For more information about upcoming Service Saturdays, CLICK HERE.   

If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Colin Burns-Gilbert at

Site Leader Interest?

If you know you will be serving with us this year and want an elevated leadership role, consider serving as a Site Leader! Ultimately, that means you would facilitate welcome/reflection, serve as the main contact for your service project, introduce yourself to organization staff, and provide guidance/direction for those in your service location/group. Site Leaders would help with registration in the morning (arriving around 7:55a) and be encouraged to assist with cleanup (ending around 1:30pm).  

Example Site Leader Guide: Click here to view a Site Leader Guide from a traditional Service Saturday for more context on the role/day.

Please, if you have experience with Service Saturdays or simply want to challenge yourself in a different way, we encourage you to serve as a Site Leader for our President's Day of Service! Indicate your interest in the general registration form and you'll be contacted with more information.  

Timeline of President's Day of Service Day

7:45a-8:30a - Registration and Light Breakfast

We'll have breakfast and registration in the Mathy Center.  Please arrive no later than 8:15a to ensure time to register and fuel up before our day together.  You'll be able to connect with others and will have a chance to snack on a light breakfast egg bake, fruit, and bread. Our welcome program will begin at 8:30a. 

8:30 a.m. - Welcome and Kickoff 

Our program will kick off with some inspiration from President Trietley.  We'll also take a group photo before dismissing to each of our service projects.  All of that information will be included in the confirmation emails sent Wednesday evening.

9 a.m. - 12 noon - Serve the Community

For the duration of this time frame, we'll be serving at our various locations, assisting in whatever ways the organizations and community members will benefit from. We encourage all to serve intentionally and to focus on the entirety of the experience, building in opportunities to contemplate the deeper meaning and build relationships throughout the task/project.

~Noon-12:30 p.m. - Lunch  

People will arrive back to the campus at staggered times depending on their project(s) and locations. Lunch will be ready and available for folks to refuel after a full morning of service in the Mathy Center.

~12:30-1 p.m. - Reflection Conversations

We'll provide structured opportunities to reflect on the impact of the service we performed, hear others' perspectives, and share our own experiences through service. This will be an opportunity to connect to our day on a deeper level, learn about different perspectives, and hear others' stories.  Karla Hein will deliver remarks to kick things off after reflection conversations.

Confirmed Spring 2024 Projects/Agencies

(More detailed descriptions in registration)

*Adopted projects by Viterbo organizations/partners.

Project Description
American Legion - Roy L. Vingers Post #52 Deep cleaning event hall and kitchen space for events.  Deep clean facilities and organize furniture.  Deep clean bathrooms, basement, and bar/restaurant area.
Children's Museum Deep cleaning/disinfecting equipment and facilitating activities for kids like face painting, coloring, water races and more!
Eagle Crest North* Garden clean up outside for residents to enjoy spring flowers & landscaping! Adopted by VSNA. 

First Teen Clothes Closet

Sorting and rearranging donations 

Girl Scouts Camp Ehawee Help with outdoor summer prep - trail maintenance, supply inventory, and more!
Habitat for Humanity Construction Helping with active construction project with stage-specific tasks (demolition, removal of old v. installing new)
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Helping move & organize heavy furniture donations, deep clean and organize donations, help guests, and take direction from Habitat ReStore staff
Hamilton Elementary A small group of 5 ready to help teachers complete tasks for lesson plans - laminating, copies, cleaning, kit preparations, and more.
Knit-a-Thon Knit 5" x 5" squares and/or sew them together into blankets to donate to Mayo patients and children of patients.
La Crescent Community Garden Help harvest early-season produce, assist with mulching and composting, and prepare garden for the spring/summer season. 
Mississippi Valley* Conservancy Help continue blufflands work in the Mathy Tract - we'll be cutting invasive species and dabbing them with herbicide so they don't grow back!  - Adopted by Honors Program
Outdoor Highway Clean Up* Viterbo's highway stretches between Pettibone Beach and La Crescent, MN.  Adopted by Student Government Association


Do you work with a local organization and want to host a project in the future?  Contact Colin at with your interest.

Capturing Our Impact

Click here to access photos from Inauguration Service Saturday - Fall 2022.

CLICK HERE to access photos from President's Day of Service 2022.  

CLICK HERE to access photos from President's Day of Service 2021.

CLICK HERE to access photos from President's Day of Service 2019. 

CLICK HERE to access photos from President's Day of Service 2018.

CLICK HERE to view photos from Inauguration Service Saturday 2017.