Domers Doing Good

Domers Doing Good allows us to share examples of outstanding volunteer work. For more information, see the stories below and feel free to share your story with us as well to help inspire others.

Notre Dame Club of Sacramento

The Notre Dame Club of Sacramento added a service element to their summer socials, collecting school supplies at its UND Celebration and Student Sendoff party in July. Club members delivered donated supplies to the Diocese of Sacramento for use in local Catholic schools.

Best Practices
  • Leverage social events for community service
  • Make an impact while having fun

Notre Dame Club of Lake County, Illinois

Sixty-three volunteers painted five classrooms, an entryway, a stairwell, and two hallways to benefit the Holy Family Immigrant Center in Waukegan, Ill. The center helps the immigrant population living in Lake County obtain citizenship and provides education and legal services. Volunteers worked from 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.; breakfast was donated by Panera and the club provided a pizza lunch. Thirty-five club members participated and the rest of the group was made up of local students and youth groups recruited by the club. Check out the lovely photos to see how much brighter the center is after its makeover thanks to the Notre Dame Club of Lake County!

Best Practices

  • Ask a couple of people to arrive an hour or so early to set up and organize supplies
  • Use separate sign-in tables clearly labeled or numbered for each group participating

Share Your Story

If your club has done a service project or is committed to a particular cause, write about it and send it in to the Alumni Community Service Program! We'll edit it and post it on our website, so others can read about it too.

To submit your story, email Katie Zakas '04, the Alumni Association's service programs director, at