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Apr 21: Global Day of Service 2018

Please save the date, and sign-up here for this year’s Global Day of Service project!

SITE: Bernal Heights Park
MEETING LOCATION: Meet at the gate at Bernal Heights Blvd. and Anderson St.
DATE: Saturday 4/21/2018
TIME: 10:00:00 AM – 1:00:00 PM
WORK SCOPE: Habitat Restoration

Volunteer Guidelines

  • Wear old clothes—inevitably volunteers will be getting dirty
  • Wear layers of clothes—long pants and long sleeved shirt
  • Wear sturdy closed-toed shoes with good tread
  • Bring rain-gear and/or sun block and sun hat
  • Bring water or additional snacks for special dietary needs
  • Bring work gloves if available—otherwise we will supply
  • Projects take place rain or shine—barring high winds or dangerous weather conditions

Please wear old clothes and sturdy closed-toe shoes as this will be an exciting and intensive habitat restoration project.
SFRPD will provide all necessary tools. Before arriving, please review and share Volunteer Guidelines with your group. And direct volunteers to arrive promptly to receive instructions on work scope and safety practices.

Volunteer Opportunities + Game Watch Sunday

Volunteer Opportunities

Save the date on your calendars, April 8, 2017 for Global Day of Service! We’ve had great events each April the last few years and this year will be sure to be another fantastic opportunity to give back to the community while working alongside your fellow Spartans. More details to come as we figure out the logistics, but wanted to make sure it was on your calendar.

Also, if you are interested in stepping up your participation with the SF Spartans in 2017, we have lots of different kinds of volunteer opportunities for you. From leadership on the board, to helping at game watches, to running our social media accounts, to community service coordination, to planning our annual family picnic, and helping with our scholarship fundraising. So please raise your hand and jump in to help! Contact Justin to learn more. #SpartansWill

Game Watch Sunday

SPARTANS! We play Michigan this Sunday morning, January 29th at 10am PST. Come brunch with fellow alumni at our favorite bar, The Brick Yard and get your college basketball fix. We have $20 beer buckets and $1 off Smirnoff drink specials. No individual reservations needed this weekend, the bar is already reserved.

Remaining Regular Season Game Watch Schedule
Tue, February 7th @ Michigan – 6pm PT
Tue, February 14th vs Ohio State – 6pm PT
Sat, February 18th @ Purdue – 1pm PST
Sun, February 26th vs Wisconsin – 1pm PT
Sun, March 5th @ Maryland – 11am PT

Fundraising for Our Scholarship Endowment

If you’re coming to The Brick Yard on Sunday, be sure to pick up a club t-shirt! There are now two different designs to choose from. If you’d like to reserve a shirt for purchase and can’t make Sunday’s game watch, please contact our events director, Alicia Faustyn, for more information. Thanks again for your support and Go Green!

Sign up now for Silicon Valley Spartans Service Day!

Michigan State Alumni across the globe will join forces to give back to their communities this April. In Silicon Valley, your fellow Spartans are planning to help out Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley on their Spring Service Day on April 25. If you’re interested in joining us, please sign up here by filling out the form and selecting ‘MSU Alumni Association Spring 2015’ on the drop down menu.

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley provides critical home repairs for low-income homeowners at no cost for eligible applicants. As graduates of our wonderful university who live and work in this area, we are incredibly lucky for our education, our supportive network, and the abundant career opportunities in the Bay Area. Let’s spend a day giving back to our community together.

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Edward Emling.

Spartans WILL. Day of Service

The Spartans WILL. Global Day of Service returns on Saturday, April 18, 2015, bringing together Spartan alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff from around the world to serve their local communities. We are planning events in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley this year!

Details on the San Francisco event on Saturday, April 18:

What we’re doing:


Join the fun in cultivating more positive energy around Ocean Beach Coastal habitat and the Fire Pit Recreation Area. We will be helping to restore the raised concrete beds at Ocean Beach. This consists of removing red lava rock and older weed tarps to help prepare the beds for native CA dune species planting.

Date: Saturday, April 18

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Location: Ocean Beach, Stairwell 24, San Francisco

Sign up here: http://goo.gl/au2ggB.

Contact: Victoria Vandegrift / victoria.vandegrift@gmail.com / 215-990-9318
If you’re able to join us in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley, we are hosting a service event in Silicon Valley on Saturday, April 25.

Global Day of Service Recap

Thank you to the 40 Spartans who came out bright and early to our Service Day event. We cleaned up Mountain Lake in the Presidio, planted some strawberry plants, and made the world just a little bit greener that day. A special thank you to Chad Lesausky for putting together yet another awesome video of a great Spartan event.

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MSU Global Day of Service 2014


Spartans WILL. Global Day of Service

Come out and represent Michigan State Bay Area Spartan Alumni on the Spartans WILL. Global Day of Service.

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm
Location: 98 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA
Age restrictions: All ages are welcome!
Club contact: Victoria Vandegrift / victoria.vandegrift@gmail.com / 215-990-9318

Help enhance rare native plant habitat and maintain important wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco. The Presidio is home to 20 rare plant species, including five protected by the Endangered Species Act. Participate in habitat restoration by removing invasive species and re-vegetating with native plants to help conserve this landscape. Come learn about local plants and animals and be a habitat hero!

If you would like to attend, please register on MSU’s website: https://serviceday.msu.edu.

Afterwards, you are all welcome to join us for lunch and drinks at a restaurant nearby. Location is TBD.

College Fair Volunteers Needed

Greetings Bay Area Spartans!
We are looking for volunteers to help staff high school college fairs. There are a number of them coming up this fall all around the Bay Area. If you are able to help, please email Dan Seidman (seidman@msu.edu) the admissions coordinator who is planning these events. All helpers appreciated! Go Green!

Here is the schedule:
Thu, Sep 19 – Fremont Union HSD – Fremont HS, Sunnyvale – 6:30-8 pm
Tue, Oct 01 – Fremont USD – Ohlone College – 6:30-8:30 pm
Mon, Oct 07 – Alameda – College of Alameda – 6-8 pm
Mon, Oct 14 – Palo Alto – Palo Alto H.S. – 6:30-8:30 pm
Wed, Oct 09 – Daly City – Serramonte Mall – 5-7 pm
Fri, Oct 11 – San Francisco – SFSU – 10 am-2 pm
Tue, Oct 15 – Tri-Valley – Amador HS, Plesanton – 6:30-8 pm
Tue, Oct 22 – San Mateo Private – Junipero Serra HS – 6:30-8:30 pm
Wed, Oct 23 – Redwood City – Canada College – 5-8 pm
Thu, Oct 24 – San Mateo – Mills HS, Millbrea – 6:30-8:30 pm
Mon, Oct 28 – E. Contra Costa – Los Medanos College – 6-8 pm
Tue, Oct 29 – San Ramon Valley USD – California HS, San Ramon – 6:30-8:30 pm
Wed, Oct 30 – Mt Diablo USD – Ygnacio HS, Concord – 6:30-8:30
Mon, Oct 14 – San Leandro USD – SLHS, San Leandro – 5:30-8 pm

Fall Service Event

Come out and represent the Bay Area Spartan Alumni by helping benefit the entire community with the time and effort we donate to the restoration and beautification of South Park. We will be picking up trash, weeding, and planting to beautify the neighborhood park. Afterwards, we will reward ourselves with food and drinks nearby. Location TBD. All ages are welcome.

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013 (don’t worry – it’s a Spartan Football bye week!)

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: South Park, San Francisco, CA 94107

Host/contact: Victoria Vandergift

Link to RSVP: http://vols.pt/wY5qVK

Details: Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine.

Track updates on Facebook event here.

We would love to see each and every one of you at this exciting event. Go Green!

SPARTANS WILL. POWER Global Day of Service

Come out and represent Michigan State Bay Area Spartan Alumni on the SPARTANS WILL. POWER Global Day of Service, on April 13, 2013.

Time: 10:00am – 02:00pm
Date: 04/13/2013
Location: 50 Stow Lake Dr East, San Francisco
Age restrictions: All ages are welcome!
Organizing club: MSU Alumni Club of the San Francisco Bay Area
Club contact: Victoria Vandegrift / vandegriftv@yahoo.com / 215-990-9318

We will be enhancing the butterfly habitat on Strawberry Hill (the tallest point in Golden Gate Park). We will be removing invasive weed, and putting in the native plant species that Swallowtails and other butterflies need to thrive!

In addition to enhancing the habitat we will learn about the butterflies that occupy San Francisco from Liam O’Brien, who is a renowned butterfly expert throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. All ages are welcome. If you would like to attend, please register on Michigan State’s website and RSVP to the Facebook event.

Special instructions: We will meet at Stow Lake Boathouse and walk over a bridge to Strawberry Hill. There is parking by the boathouse, but come early because it does fill up quickly. There is also always parking all throughout Golden Gate Park. Or be Green and take the Muni or walk. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

We would love to see each and every one of you at this exciting event!