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

The 21st Annual Helping Hands Day will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015. 

Confirmed Sites

  • American Cancer Society

  • Bolsa Chica Conservancy

  • Brookdale Central Whittier

  • Whittier Parks Recreation and Community Services

  • Hadley Pre School

  • H.O.W House

  • Lydia Jackson Elementary

  • Pasadena Ronald McDonald House

  • Sorensen Library - County of LA Public Library

  • US Green Building Council - Wilson Middle School


  • To request Whittier College volunteers at your institution or organization, click here
  • To see photos from past years, click here
  • Helping Hands Day 2014 in the news
  • Information on how to participate in Helping Hands Day (Whittier students, staff and faculty only), will be shared soon.

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