Jun. 9, 2015

BSU Students Volunteer in Earthquake Stricken Nepal

by Brady W. Moore, Boise State University

Two Boise State University students, Ujjwal and Utsav Roy, recently returned from a two-week trip volunteering in Nepal. Ujjwal and Utsav arrived in Nepal on May 10 and purchased food supplies and tents for families who had lost their homes in the devastating quake. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. 

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Mar. 19, 2015

How Volunteers Built Boise’s Treefort Music Fest

Over the last four years, more than 1,500 people have volunteered for the annual Treefort Music Fest. Beginning in 2012 as a three day music festival with 130 bands, the event has grown to five days with over 400 bands and added features including yoga, technology, writing and film. The Treefort staff attributes the growth and success of the festival to it's enthusiastic, hard-working volunteers. This year's festival will be ran by a group of 600 volunteers, donating a combined 5,400 hours of labor. 

Apr. 27, 2015

Boise State Wins National Award for Community Service

by Cienna Madrid, Boise State University

Boise State University has been awarded a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the second time. The award is the highest federal recognition a university can receive for involvement in community service work. The university's Service-Learning program has been essential in earning the prestigious recognition. Since it began in 2000, more than 20,000 students have volunteered 674,593 hours to service work within the Boise Valley. 

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Dec. 14, 2015

Idaho Ranks #2 in Nation for Volunteerism

Idaho has ranked second in the nation for its rate of volunteerism, for the second year in a row, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service. Its annual report, “Volunteering and Civic Life in America,” showed Idaho ranking only behind Utah; and Boise ranking 8thamong 75 mid-sized cities, with a higher volunteerism rate than the state as a whole – 38.1 percent vs. 35.8 percent statewide.