Fall 2018 Service in Action Calendar

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Fall 2018 Service in Action Event Calendar and Registration

Service in Action (SiA) events span the entire fall and spring semesters – a true "buffet of service." To sign up for Service in Action events, please follow the steps below.

*Note: To volunteer for the 2018 CPCC Skyline Run opportunity, please use the 2018 Skyline Run Registration Form.

Step 1: Read the descriptions of the events below and decide which one(s) you would like to attend.  Please make sure that the events you select do not conflict with your work or class schedule before signing up!

Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter – Friday, September 7 (10am-1pm): The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.  We are seeking students who want to make a difference by helping us to load and arrange our trucks that will carry materials to the start site.  There will be some lifting, wear closed-toed shoes, refreshment and hydration will be provided.  MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Loaves and Fishes – Friday, September 14 (9am-11am): This volunteer opportunity will focus on students sorting and boxing food and other materials to be distributed to those in need. Volunteers should dress comfortably, keeping in mind that the warehouse we are working in is not temperature controlled. Loaves & Fishes provides a week's worth of nutritious groceries to individuals and families in a short-term crisis. To learn more, please visit: http://www.loavesandfishes.org/about-us.php MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Carolinas Aviation Museum - Saturday, September 22 (9am-1pm):  Students will help with the museum’s STEM education stations which will include a variety of science activities such as building paper airplanes, the ice water hypothermia challenge, shooting bottle rockets, and helping families construct their own planes out of recycled materials. Students will also help with museum operations, and this will include helping with parking, monitoring the museum’s active ramp, and monitoring the museum’s gift shop. To learn more, please visit: https://www.carolinasaviation.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18

Carolina Breast Friends – Friday, September 28 (9am-11am): The mission of Carolina Breast Friends is to serve the breast cancer community in a positive environment. They provide education, encouragement and friendship during any stage of the journey. For this event, students will assist with organization of the Pink House. For more information, please visit http://www.carolinabreastfriends.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Isabella Santos 5k Run Kid Zone – Saturday, September 29 (7am-11am): In 2009, the Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) was established through Isabella’s parents to raise awareness and research funds for Neuroblastoma, and received it’s 501(c)(3) status in 2010.  Although Isabella is no longer with us, we hope another child can be saved and will continue to raise money and awareness for the awful disease that stole her life. Students will help in the kid’s area at a 5k fundraiser for the Isabella Santos Foundation. For more information, please visit www.isabellasantosfoundation.org MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Second Harvest Food Bank – Friday, October 5 (1pm-4pm): Second Harvest Food Bank is the largest hunger fighting agency in 19 counties of North and South Carolina, and last year alone distributed over 45 million pounds of food and grocery items to individuals in need through over 650 partner agencies. Our primary activity is sorting, inspecting, boxing and stocking donations for the agencies. Other activities may include: packing food boxes and/or food backpacks for kids or sorting through non-food products and pet food. Please wear comfortable conservative clothing, and closed toe shoes are required. To learn more, please visit http://www.secondharvestmetrolina.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Ada Jenkins Mac-n-Cheese Cook Off – Saturday, October 6 (10:30am-2:45pm): The purpose of Ada Jenkins Center is to improve the quality of life for the residents of our communities through the integrated delivery of health, education and human services. Students will be assisting with the Mac-n-Cheese fundraiser. Students will assist with setting up and breaking down event (tables, decorations) cleaning up during the event, directing guests and handing out materials. Part of this assignment is helping competitors as they arrive with set up. This is a critical part of this volunteer assignment and requires volunteers be on time. If transportation is an issue or you cannot arrive on time in Davidson, please do not sign up. For more information, please visit https://www.adajenkins.org/foodfight/

MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Children’s Theater Company – Friday, October 19 (9am-12pm): Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is the leading theatre for young audiences in the state and has grown into a nationally recognized theatre company. Students will serve as ushers for the performance of Last Stop on Market Street. To learn more, please visit https://www.childrenstheatre.org MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18

CPCC Skyline Run – Saturday, October 27 (6am-11am): *Note: To volunteer for this opportunity, please use the 2018 CPCC Skyline Run Registration Form. This volunteer opportunity is a wonderful way to get involved in the CPCC community and support the effort to raise money for student scholarships. Student volunteers will be placed in a variety of locations around the 5K race course to assist in traffic flow, handing out water, and helping with other important areas of the race. All proceeds from the CPCC Skyline Run support CPCC student scholarships. To learn more, please visit http://www.cpccfoundation.com/skyline/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Promising Pages – Friday, November 2 (2pm-4pm): Promising Pages is a nonprofit organization that inspires underserved children to achieve their dreams by instilling a love of reading. Students will help process book donations which includes counting, cleaning, stamping and sorting books into appropriate reading levels. To learn more, please visit http://www.promisingpages.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Ronald McDonald House – Friday, November 9 (1pm-3pm): For cleaning, we provide all necessary supplies and checklists – you bring the manpower! You’d work in a common area of the house or in storage to help the house stay safe, organized, and germ-free for our guest families.  To learn more, please visit https://www.rmhofcharlotte.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18

Friendship Trays – Friday, November 16 (8am-11am): Friendship Trays – also known as Meals on Wheels – delivers, in a caring and friendly manner, balanced meals to individuals in this community who are unable, because of age or infirmity, to obtain and prepare their own meal. For this event, participants will assist in helping package meals to be shared with the community. To learn more, please visit http://www.friendshiptrays.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18

Creek ReLeaf – Saturday, November 17 (9am-12pm): Students volunteering to help with 2018 Creek ReLeaf’s annual effort will spend their morning planting trees to create a sustainable environment in the Charlotte community. Students need to dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes for this event. To learn more, please visit http://www.charlottetreefund.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18

Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas’ JA BizTown– Friday, November 30 (8am-1:30pm): JA BizTown is a 10,000 square foot city located in uptown Charlotte.  Each day, 75-130 fourth and fifth grade students visit JA BizTown to participate in a simulated community/town.  Volunteers help students navigate JA BizTown during the on-site simulations. Volunteers work with a small group of students to help them manage their assigned JA BizTown shop. To learn more, please visit: https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-carolinas/ja-finance-park-ja-biztown MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18

Step 2: Sign up for the events by submitting the Fall 2018 Service in Action Registration Form.

*NOTE: If Service in Action events fill up, please contact a Service-Learning Coordinator for assistance should you need service-learning recommendations.

Step 3: If you would like to participate in the carpool if there is one available for the event(s) you selected, please sign up for the carpool using this Fall 2018 Service in Action Carpool Form.

Step 4: Check the email that you provided during registration for important information regarding event location, time, weather cancellations, etc. the week prior and the day prior to each event.

Step 5: Show up and have fun giving back to the community with your fellow CPCC students and Service-Learning staff!

**CELL PHONE INFORMATION FOR SERVICE IN ACTION EVENTS: If you have questions and need to reach the Service-Learning staff about your upcoming Service in Action event, you can call or text the number that was provided to you in your confirmation email BUT please read the following:

-          We will only respond to texts or phone calls 1 hour prior to the start time and during the event.

-          If you need us at any other time, call our office phone number.

-          We will not text or call you back while we are driving, so be patient!

-          The Service-Learning staff have different phone numbers, make sure to call the number on your confirmation email.

**If you sign up for two Service in Action events and fail to show up at all, or email Jenn Marts at Jenn.Marts@cpcc.edu at least 3 days in advance, then you will not be allowed to continue to participate in Service in Action for the rest of the semester.

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