October 29, 2018
Writer: Bryanna Willis

This week, you may notice students at BYU-Idaho helping out a little bit more. The Service Activities organization, which works to bring students and the community together to serve those around them, has organized a service week. Service week starts on Oct. 29 and ends Friday, Nov. 2.

Scott Metcalf is a director for the week and Josh Layton is a manager. They have several events planned for the week including volunteering at Deseret Industries, a blood drive and other ways to help out, like donating a can of food to roller skate for free.

Metcalf said that it’s not just about getting involved with events.

“We really want to bring people closer together, and that is definitely the goal of the gospel is to invite and serve and bring people closer to Christ,” Metcalf said.

Community members and students can choose to participate in organized events or simply provide service to those close to them.

“It can be little acts of service like helping your roommate out, or some big acts of service where you are going to Deseret Industries and helping out the community,” Layton said.

Layton said a goal they have for this week is to get 10,000 acts of service.

At the end of the week on Friday at 5 p.m. there is a tailgate party before a competitive football game.

Free food will be offered to the first 100 students who come, and a raffle will be held. They also will have a rock wall and Layton and Metcalf said people should bring blankets and dress warmly.

There will be a service booth and for anyone who has served at an event throughout the week they can exchange stickers they have for benefits at other booths.

The goal is to have the stadium seats filled and they plan to take a picture with the whole stadium packed. Admission is free.

Learn more on their facebook page.