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Frequently Asked Questions - VSD 2023

Vincentian Service Day will take place Saturday, May 6, 2023. There will be a morning kick-off in Sullivan Athletic Center before those who are doing in-person service depart for service sites. There will be a barbecue on the Quad following service. Doors to the Sullivan Athletic Center will open at 8AM.

Registration for service locations is on a first come, first served basis and due to capacity restrictions at many of our sites we are limited in the accomodations we can make. Please consider volunteering at one of the other service sites. If you are a part of a group or received a group invitation email and your service site is at capcaity please contact us at

Please wear closed-toed shoes and long pants, bring a water bottle and sunscreen, and be prepared to wear a mask and follow any COVID guidelines our community partners might have. Vincentian Service Day happens rain or shine so please dress for the weather and in clothing and shoes you don’t mind getting dirty.

There will be a light breakfast served at the morning kick-off.

Yes, there will be a barbecue served on the QUAD after volunteers return from service.

Many sites will use public transportation so we ask student participants to please bring their VENTRA cards. We will also have buses for some sites.

Unfortunately we are limited by liability requirements when working with non-DePaul persons, especially minors. We do not have the capacity to accommodate these types of requests at this time.

Yes! To register a group, please select your service location and complete the group registration form. Make sure you have not already received a group signup invitation email from any of your other members.

Click here to view the group registration FAQ. 

Team Leaders help make VSD a meaningful experience for all participants, serving as participatory facilitators for other volunteers, directing their groups to and from their service locations, and leading the group in a post-service reflective discussion. Please see this document for more information on what you need to know about being a Vincentian Service Day Team Leader. 

Yes! Those who did not register ahead of time and want to do service in-person can come to Sullivan Athletic Center on Saturday, May 6 at 8AM and participate as a walk-on volunteer. Those who did not register ahead of time can also opt to participate in service remotely by registering as a remote volunteer on the day of VSD. 

Yes! If you cannot participate in VSD as an in-person volunteer on Saturday, May 6, we encourage you to sign up to do service remotely. When you register, find the “Remote Volunteer” option and register for this opportunity. For volunteers who register in-person and want to switch to the remote option, please note that it is important that you officially change your registration no later than Thursday, May 4.  

Vincentian Service Day will happen rain or shine so please dress for the weather.

YES! All DePaul alumni are welcome and encouraged to participate in Vincentian Service Day. Please register through the alumni events page or reach out to