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OCE’s "I SERVE" PROJECTS, in celebration of National Days of Service, are one-day volunteer opportunities throughout San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. All participants will be provided with a CSUSB Volunteer t-shirt, transportation, and a rewarding experience.


9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance: Friday, September 11, 2020. September 11th is a National Day of Service and Remembrance by serving in our community to help transform 9/11 into a day of unity, empathy, and service as an enduring and positive tribute to those lost and injured on 9/11, and the many who rose in service in response to the attacks, including first responders, recovery workers, volunteers and members of our military.

Make A Difference Day: Saturday, October 24, 2020. National Make A Difference Day is an annual volunteer service event where CSUSB students unite with a common mission to improve the lives of others. For Fall 2020 we will be combining this event and Coyote Cares Day! More info at CCD 5K Event.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Monday, January 18, 2021. In honor of  Martin Luther King Jr., CSUSB observes as a "day on, not a day off." MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."  

Coyote Cares Day was postponed for Fall 2020. It will go VIRTUAL for Fall 2020. In honor of Make a Difference Day. CSUSB volunteers will come together to serve San Bernardino and the Coachella Valley. When we come together, the impact can be monumental. Go virtual with us on Coyote Cares Day! More info at CCD 5K Event.

For more information about service days, or if you are a community partner interested in promoting your volunteer opportunities, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at  or call  909-537-5793.

Please note, we DO NOT recruit volunteers to participate in political fundraisers/events or the endorsement of public officials/candidates.




9/11 Netflix Movie Event

Join the Office of Community Engagement for 9/11 Day, we will be hosting a Netflix watch party of United 93 to remember and honor the lives lost, and remember those who served and sacrificed in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11th

This year marks the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, while we can’t volunteer together - we can remember and never forget! - United We Stand! Netflix Watch Party!

Movie: United 93 (2006)

When: Friday, September 11, 2020

Where: Netflix Watch Party RSVP

Time: 2:00PM

Participants will need to RSVP to receive link, have a Netflix account and download the Netflix Watch Party extension before the movie. Instructions will be included in RSVP confirmation. The Netflix link will be sent to all registered participants a few minutes before the start of the movie. 

Questions? Please email

Pledge To Honor 9/11 Day?

No matter how you choose to serve, the best way to increase the number of people who give back through volunteer service is to post it on social media and invite friends, family and co-workers to join you! 

Take the pledge and tell us how you plan to spend 9/11 Day! And don't forget to tag us and use the hashtag #911Day #neverforget #engageCSUSB

Not Sure What To Pledge? 

Here are some ideas to consider:

  1. Pledge to pay it forward, buy a meal/drink for someone.
  2. Pledge to make a donation to a local nonprofit organization.
  3. Pledge to leave a thank you note and a snack for your Postal/Delivery Courier.
  4. Pledge to exercise your rights by registering to vote.
  5. Pledge to VOTE!
  6. Pledge to challenge your family, friends and classmates/co-workers to DO GOOD in honor of 9/11.
  7. Pledge to do a moment of silence in honor of 9/11.
  8. Pledge to become a civically engaged citizen.
  9. Please to write thank you letters to first responders, health care heroes, veterans, and/or deployed troops. (
  10. Pledge to shop local during the pandemic.
  11. Pledge to support local restaurants.

Tool Kit

Use either of the two options in the tool kit, you can either download and print at home or you can open the file and screenshot your pledge! Don't forget the final step, upload to your social media account. 

911 Day Pledge Card Option 1 911 Day Pledge Card Option 2

Please note: If you have a private social media account, we are unable to see you tag us! If you would like us to see your participation you will need to temporarily update your privacy setting to public. 

Virtual Engagement Resources for 9/11 Day

     Youtube Videos

      9/11 Movies 

  • World Trade Center (2006)
  • Reign Over Me (2007)
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

     Additional Resources 

  • Visit 9/ to find ways to help turn a day of tragedy into a day of unity and doing good.



Disclaimer: CSUSB I SERVE programs are an opportunity to highlight and bring awareness of National Days of Service and needs of our community within our local regions of San Bernardino and Riverside County. The publication of any volunteer opportunity does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Office of Community Engagement towards the agency and volunteer opportunity. This program is intended to provide informational and optional material to our campus community. At this time, due to the COVID-19, we ask that you adhere to local, state and federal recommendations and guidelines set by the CDC, local and national government agencies.


Additional Information

Want to learn and connect to local non-profits? Visit Virtual Volunteer Service Fair

Want to participate in CSUSB's signature event? Learn how, visit Coyote Cares Day

Looking for other ways to give back? See how you can continue to volunteer, visit Volunteer Opportunities

Are you volunteering? Why not get recognized! Visit Do Good Award