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Day of Service

Day of Service brings Theta collegians and alumnae together in service in honor of founder Bettie Locke Hamilton on her birthday. Since its inception in 2009, the core purpose of Day of Service is to do something meaningful and impactful for each of our respective communities. If every single Theta completed some act of service, the world would be a kinder, happier, and more loving place.

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Use the #ThetaDayofService hashtag to follow along or share your Day of Service ideas!

This year, on Oct. 19, we hope you consider getting involved in one of the following service activities, based on our four founders:


    • Host a clothing swap for everyone on your college campus
    • Volunteer at a women’s shelter
    • Attend (or even host!) a run/walk event for an important cause
    • Work with a therapy dog/animal organization to make visits in your local area
    • Long-term idea: Become a CASA


    • Tutor students after school
    • Help children learn to read by volunteering for a local library or literacy program
    • Volunteer at a local hospital
    • Help at a community garden
    • Long-term idea: Regularly volunteer at a local museum


    • Volunteer for a local organization to help people register to vote
    • Take a group to a food pantry to volunteer together
    • Lead activities at a care facility for seniors
    • Drive seniors around your community (this can be through an organization or people you know!)
    • Long-term idea: Coach a youth sports team or academic team


    • Cook a meal at a local shelter or at an organization that serves people with food insecurity
    • Rake leaves for an elderly neighbor
    • Volunteer at an animal shelter
    • Help a local non-profit with administrative tasks (these are essential and often overlooked!)
    • Long-term idea: Foster a shelter animal

Day of Service is a day for you to decide where you want to make an impact. Thank you for helping us spread the widest influence for good!

Download Day of Service Ideas

Download this list of ideas that you and your chapter/group can consider when planning your Day of Service activity.

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NMDP (formerly Be The Match)

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NMDP (formerly Be The Match)

Looking for a unique opportunity for Theta Day of Service on October 19? NMDP (formerly Be The Match) has options for both collegiate and alumnae chapters. Whether it is hosting an information session and NMDP registry event for students on your campus, or labeling swab kits for the NMDP staff in your area, there are lots of way to be part of the life-saving movement.

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Let us know if you have suggestions or questions on how to volunteer on Oct. 19.