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Frequently Asked Questions - VSD 2024

Vincentian Service Day will take place Saturday, May 4, 2024. There will be a morning kick-off in the Lincoln Park Student Center before participants depart for their service sites. There will be a barbecue following service. The Lincoln Park Student Center opens at 8AM and VSD registration begins at 8:30AM.

Registration for service locations is on a first come, first served basis. 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 capacity, please contact us at

Please wear closed-toed shoes and long pants, bring a water bottle and sunscreen, and be prepared to follow any public health 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 on the Lincoln Park campus 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 sign-up invitation email from any of your other members.

Click here to view Group Registration FAQs.

VSD Service Site 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 the VSD Service Site Leaders FAQs for detailed information on being a VSD Service Site Leader. 

Yes! Those who did not register ahead of time and want to participate can come to the Lincoln Park Student Center on Saturday, May 4 at 8:30AM and participate as a walk-on volunteer. The Service Day Team will place you at a site.

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