We’re so happy to announce that GLA International Foundation will be hosting the first annual Global Day of Service on April 4, 2020 in San Diego, California.
Our aim is to bring awareness to the Foundation as well as come together in solidarity with other GLA alumni and staff across the globe to participate in a day of community service together! This is a great opportunity to meet with other alumni, learn more about GLA, or log a few volunteer hours domestically.
San Diego Festivities
The day kicks off with our Capstone Community Service Project. GLA is adopting a local beach for a whole year as part of our commitment to keeping our coasts pristine–join us for beach cleanup and unveiling!
At 5:00pm, attendees are encouraged to join us for an incredible Capstone Ceremony. This two-hour event will feature keynote speaker and GLA Founder Fred Swaniker, recently named to the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People of 2019.
Other highlights of the night include a beehive building activity to provide an economically beneficial source of income to families across the US/Mexico border, local non-profits and information on other opportunities for sustainable travel and volunteering, guest speakers and a chance to mingle with the GLA team, alumni and other changemakers.
Join Us From Afar
Can’t make it to the Global Day of Service event in San Diego? You can still join us in an act of solidarity by contributing community service hours from anywhere in the world.
You can pledge to complete a community service project as your way of participating. Submit your pledge between November 1 and March 1 using our online form on this page (SEE BELOW). Any service project counts toward your pledged hours. You’re encouraged to invite your friends and family to participate, too!
At the Closing Ceremony on April 4th, we’ll tally all of the community service hours completed and honor all participants, near and far, for their commitment to giving back.
Our Gamechanger of the Year will also be honored at the event, flown out to San Diego at no expense and awarded a monetary scholarship. Anyone who pledges community service hours during the eligibility window will be nominated for this honor and potentially be chosen as the recipient.