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Spring Into Service

Saturday, April 9th, 2016
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About

PositionsMany Remaining
Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.
Shared WithUniversity of Georgia
Age Limit18 and up
Description
What better way to welcome Spring than through serving the local community!  Join Service Ambassadors for Spring Into Service on Saturday, April 9.  We are coordinating service projects with multiple sites across Athens.

See the links at the bottom of this page to register for specific service sites.

Registration starts at 9am in the Tate Student Center Reception Hall.
You will depart around 9:30am and volunteering will start around 10am.
Volunteering will wrap-up around 12:30pm.
You will be back to campus by no later than 1pm.

Questions about service sites can be directed to Omar France at omar.france25@uga.edu

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Charlotte Brown in advance of this event at 706-542-0830.
Requirements
If you are under 18, contact Kyle Anderson at andkyle@uga.edu for a specific waiver a parent or guardian will have to sign for you to participate.

See the links below for additional information about service projects (what to wear, what you will be doing, etc.).
PerksTransportation will be provided to all service sites.
Parking DetailsParking is free at the Tate Center on Saturday morning.
CausesAnimals Community Environment General Service Hunger Poverty & Basic Needs Race & Ethnicity Seniors
SkillsCleanups Elderly Assistance Help w/Animals Help w/People Landscaping Maintenance Remove Debris Repair/Renovation
GivePulse
111 Positions Filled | 95 Impacts | 375 Hours

Location: Located on the first floor of Tate., Tate Student Center, Reception Hall, Athens, GA 30602

Shifts (8)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sat, Apr 09 10:00am
End: Sat, Apr 09 12:30pm
The purpose of this service project is to not only educate participants of the historical significance of the cemetery but to also aid in the ongoing beautification, preservation, and research of a once lost landmark of the African American community in Athens, Georgia. Volunteers will work to remove overgrowth, fallen limbs, and underbrush from the grave sites. 15/15Over
Start: Sat, Apr 09 10:00am
End: Sat, Apr 09 12:30pm
The mission of chew crew is to test the potential of prescribed goat grazing as a sustainable alternative to conventional methods of invasive plan management and to advance the university’s goal of creating a sustainable learning environment. We will be clearing some of the brush that the goats are not able to reach, so wear closed toed shoes and work clothes!10/14Over
Start: Sat, Apr 09 10:00am
End: Sat, Apr 09 12:30pm
The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia works toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty. The food bank offers many opportunities for volunteers to assist them, including tasks such as packaging food for kids and sorting food.20/20Over
Start: Sat, Apr 09 10:00am
End: Sat, Apr 09 12:30pm
At Gentiva Hospice, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those they serve. Through service, volunteers can help enrich patient’s life by providing companionship for patients through reading and helping with hobbies, while also providing relief for the caregiver and allowing them to focus on other issues if needed.14/14Over
Start: Sat, Apr 09 10:00am
End: Sat, Apr 09 12:30pm
The Athens Area Humane Society is dedicated to lowering area euthanasia rates through adoption, spay/neuter, and pet retention programs. Athens Area Humane Society strives to rescue and care for animals, even those who are likely to be euthanized. The humane society has a prominent presence in Athens, finding loving homes for over 1,000 animals per year. In addition, it has educated the public about animal welfare and pet owner responsibility through social outreach. 15/15Over
Start: Sat, Apr 09 10:00am
End: Sat, Apr 09 12:30pm
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful focuses on teaching the community and providing resources to preserve and improve the appearance and well-being of the environment. We will working to do road-clean-up to clean the litter from a stretch of highway.12/12Over
Start: Sat, Apr 09 10:00am
End: Sat, Apr 09 12:30pm
SHAARE raises funds to assist and contribute to the safety of the elderly in the local Athens community. Many of the clients are low income and desperately need repairs and improvements, but are not able to do them themselves or pay to have them done. SHAARE provides various services ranging from landscaping to tidying up houses for easier mobility. We will be working outside and performing minor repair work so wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and close-toed shoes!10/10Over
Start: Sat, Apr 09 10:00am
End: Sat, Apr 09 12:30pm
UGArden is a student-run farm located just south of the main University of Georgia campus. Student volunteers help manage and provide the primary labor to grow approximately 4 acres of vegetables, fruits, shitake mushrooms and herbs using organic practices.15/15Over