Maryville Reaches Out Registers More Than 1,000 Volunteers


Maryville Reaches Out, Maryville University’s third annual campus-wide community service day, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The event will engage students, faculty, staff and alumni in 80 volunteer projects at sites throughout the greater St. Louis community. More than 1,000 individuals have registered to volunteer their time and talents.

Day classes will be canceled in support of this initiative; the entire Maryville University community is encouraged to participate. Service projects include painting and outdoor clean-up for neighborhood homes, charitable organizations and museums such as Laumeier Sculpture Park; office help, organizing and sorting donations for agencies such as Operation Food Search; building houses for Habit for Humanity; and tutoring, craft projects and musical events for both young children and senior adults.

Food preparation, blanket making, letter writing and other activities will be hosted on campus for employees and students who cannot travel to other locations.

Last year, Maryville Reaches Out volunteers logged 3,447 hours of service in 43 zip codes – all in a single day.

About Maryville University
Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Regional Universities – Midwest category, Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Among recent graduates, 82 percent are employed or attending graduate school. More than 16,000 Maryville alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.