Monthly meetings to meet people, get updates on upcoming events, enjoy snacks, and do a service project. See MyUNLV for current dates.
Once a semester, ~200 students serve with 10-15 local nonprofits. Food, t-shirts, service — don’t miss out on this UNLV tradition! See MyUNLV for current dates.
DASH explores hunger and homelessness through education and service. The program is set up with learning activities/discussions, packing simple meals, and then delivery (travel to the Rescue Mission, hand out meals, reflect, return to campus).
This event happens two Fridays a month, typically toward the end of the month (adjusts for holidays/recesses). Participants can make sack lunches on campus, deliver to the nonprofit as evening meal guests are leaving — or join for both making and delivery! See MyUNLV for current dates.
DASH is open to all UNLV students, faculty, and staff. Participants must register for each DASH individually. Individuals who register online will be guaranteed participation in the service project so we can arrange for a positive, coordinated experience for our volunteers and our community partners; thank you for understanding that walk-ups will be welcomed only if space is available.
Where and When
Sandwich-Making (3-4:30 p.m.)
On campus - Student Union in the eating bar under the central red stairs.
Participants make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and pack them into bags with fruit and granola bars or bags of chips. There are only 40 spots available for each DASH and they go fast, so please register early. DASH supplies are funded by the Office of Civic Engagement and Diversity; we welcome donations of unopened peanut butter, jelly, bread, individually packaged chips/granola bars.
Delivery (4:30-6:30 p.m.)
Meals are distributed at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Delivery is often the most rewarding part of DASH, as it allows direct contact with the community. Limited transportation is provided by the University, so sign up early on the Involvement Center in MyUNLV. (Participants who have attended delivery before may be asked to offer their place to someone who has not delivered before.) If individuals are willing to drive themselves and/or carpool to the site, additional participation can be welcomed!
Can your organization come to DASH?
If your organization would like to participate in an already-scheduled DASH, you must be in contact with program staff in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org) to verify that there is room since this program is often in high demand. Your organization members:
- Must sign up individually in advance on the Involvement Center in MyUNLV.
- Should consider providing donations of nonperishable goods to make lunches (peanut butter, jelly, and/or individually packaged granola bars, chips or crackers)—suggested, not required.
- * If your organization would like to sponsor your own DASH event at a different date and time, please contact email@example.com. Your organization will be responsible for marketing, funding, and delivery of the lunches; we can help get you information and resources to do this in partnership with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.