Fraternity Day of Service Signature Event Host City Applications
The 2023 Pi Beta Phi Fraternity Day of Service Signature Events will distribute 30,000 new books and literacy supplies through two host cities chaired by local Pi Beta Phi members. Partnering with First Book® and local Pi Phi volunteers, the books will be provided to local schools, after-school programs and community programs that serve students from low-income families and Title I schools.
All Fraternity Day of Service Signature Events are expected to be held during the weekend of March 3-5, 2023. Several factors will determine the length of the event, which may require weekday attendance for set-up and/or execution. Prior to submitting this application, please check your local community calendar to ensure there are no significant competing events that would prevent volunteers or recipient groups from participating.
Thursday, March 2, 2023 — Book Delivery
Friday, March 3, 2023 —Sorting Day
Saturday, March 4, 2023 — Distribution Day
Host City applications will close on October 23, 2022.
Local Committee Expectations
Giving away 15,000 books is no easy task, but the hands of hundreds of dedicated and passionate Pi Phi volunteers and friends will ensure an impact made in lives of children in your community. Before applying, please read the following local committee expectations.
- Host a premier event aligned with Pi Beta Phi’s mission, vision and core values.
- Assemble a committee of seven volunteer chairs to plan and execute the event and oversee the responsibilities of recipient groups, volunteers, sourcing, promotions and children’s activities.
- Commit to a minimum of 2-15 hours of work per week dependent on volunteer role.
- Partner with Headquarters (HQ) staff to execute volunteer and recipient group recruitment strategies.
- Identify and reserve a book distribution venue that meets venue requirements. (Specific details on the requirements will be shared immediately after being notified.)
- Commit to regularly scheduled conference calls with HQ staff (increasing frequency closer to the event).
- Attend FDS Committee training in the fall of 2022.
- Be available for ALL events scheduled March 3-5, 2023.
Long Beach, California
Interested in registering as a volunteer or recipient group at the Long Beach Fraternity Day of Service Signature Event? Learn more below.
Interested in registering as a volunteer or recipient group at the Seattle Fraternity Day of Service Signature Event? Learn more below.