Frequently asked questions about the O'Neill Call to Service initiative
The O’Neill Call to Service is open to the entire O’Neill School community—all alumni, students, faculty (current and emeriti), staff (current and past), parents, families, and friends of the O’Neill School.
We will count work done for the benefit of others without any direct financial, material, or personal compensation or gain.
We will honor all volunteer service during the year if the activity or activities are externally focused. Please note that as a public institution, Indiana University may not directly or indirectly engage in or sponsor any political activity, including activity that supports or opposes any political party, candidate, or group of candidates for political office, and that political and/or election-related activities will not count as “volunteer service” for the purposes of the O’Neill Call to Service initiative.
Yes, if you are working on a project that is having impact in a community.
Yes, please enter your information each time you report a new service project. If you are involved in an ongoing service commitment, feel free to enter it as one project and report cumulative hours on a monthly or annual basis.
You can share your photos by using #50Forward on social media. Or share your photos when you enter your service hours online.
If you have an ongoing service commitment (i.e., serving on a board, an activity you do monthly etc.), you may enter this as one service project and record the number of hours as a monthly or annual amount.