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Students volunteering at the Hazel Carpenter Home.
Students Make a Difference at Local Volunteer Sites

More than 150 Hamilton students took part in this year’s annual Hamilton Association for Volunteering Outreach and Charity (HAVOC) Make a Difference Day. Dressed in bright green HAVOC t-shirts, students signed up for a wide range of volunteer opportunities to engage in for the day, from homes for the elderly to animal sanctuaries.  More ...

Make a Difference Day volunteers at the Kirkland Town Library.
Annual HAVOC Make a Difference Day Draws 200

Anyone who has participated in one of Hamilton Association for Volunteering Outreach and Charity (HAVOC) days of service knows that the adage “the early bird catches the worm” readily applies to the sign-up process. By 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, volunteers had already begun lining up at tables in the Fillius Events Barn, eager to match themselves with the sites of their choices for HAVOC’s annual Make a Difference Day.  More ...

Make a Difference Day volunteers at the Humane Society of Rome.
Volunteers Make a Difference
Approximately 140 Hamilton College students participated in the annual “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, Sept. 11. The HAVOC-sponsored event is aimed at connecting the Hamilton community to non-profit agencies in the surrounding area. More ...
Sara Miller '12
Annual Make a Difference Day Sends 130 Students to 15 Local Agencies
More than 130 students participated in HAVOC's annual Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Sept. 12. The students volunteered at the Utica Public Library, Loretto Utica Center, Your Neighbors Inc., Rome Humane Society, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland Town Library, Hope House, and the Neighborhood Center, among others. Volunteers cleaned animal cages, walked animals, organized donations, and did facepainting for children. The event was followed by a reflection time/ice cream social. More ...