Helping Hands Day

Helping Hands Day @ Boys & Girls Club

From gardening and painting projects to reading to the elderly to working with the homeless, Helping Hands Day has hundreds of Whittier College students, staff, faculty, and alumni rise early on a Saturday morning for a day of service projects within the community.

Since its beginnings in 1994, the list of Helping Hands Day service activities and partner organizations has grown to include local city agencies, senior centers, shelters, and other organizations in need.

Helping Hands Day

An integral part of First Year Experience program, Helping Hands Day encourages all first-year students to participate as a way to both instill a foundation of giving back to the community and enhance student understanding of the College’s strong history and mission of service. 

21st Helping Hands Day will occur on Saturday, September 26, 2015. 


  • To request Whittier College volunteers at your institution / organization, click here.
  • To see photos from past years, click here
  • Helping Hands Day 2014 in the news:
  • To become a volunteer at Helping Hands Day (Whittier students, staff and faculty only), more information to come soon...

We invite you to share your experiences on social media using #WCHelpingHands.