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1 Day   •   775 Volunteers   •   2,454 Hours of Service

What is the Day of Service?

The blur of blue shirts spotted across Wilson on Wednesday, Oct. 16, were unmistakably the Barton College Bulldogs busy at work for a multitude of local organizations during the annual Barton College Day of Service in our community. Barton students and professors at the College set aside books, and campus staff members stepped away from desks, for the sixth annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. Also joining the Barton community this year were an enthusiastic team of College alumni as well as a group of 80 visiting high school students and advisors from Craven County. At the end of the day, 775 participants gave more than 2,450 volunteer hours to make a difference in the Wilson community.

Begun in 2008, this campus initiative supports Barton’s vision for its graduates to be “well-prepared for life and for success in their chosen careers because they will possess a lifelong commitment to learning, service, and achievement.”

Through participation in these one-day projects, Barton hopes to provide its students with a foundation for developing a deeper appreciation for service learning and a stronger sense of civic responsibility, as well as meeting needs within the broader Wilson community. Developing a lifelong commitment to service is part of the “Barton Experience,” and Barton College’s Day of Service provides an intentional opportunity for the campus community to give back to its hometown community of Wilson.

Where We Made A Difference