Spring 2015 Service in Action! Calendar


Service in Action Spring 2015

Email Jenn Marts to sign up for any of the following Service in Action events: Jenn.Marts@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6824. Please remember to leave your CPCC Student ID Number, your email address, your name, if this is for a class, your instructor's name along with class and course number, and your phone number.

Monday, January 19, 2015 – MLK Challenge, 8am-5pm Join us in celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by making 1/21/13 a difference in our community through a day of service. Registered students will participate in a surprise community service project, participate in reflection, and enjoy spending quality time with other CPCC students. Breakfast, lunch, pizza, & cake will be provided for all who attend. Want to know more? http://www.cpcc.edu/service-learning/mlk-challenge

Friday, January 30, 2015 – Friendship Trays, 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. Want to know more? Please visit: http://www.friendshiptrays.org/

EVENT FULL - Saturday, January 31, 2015 – ECE Poverty Simulation at Harris Campus, 11am-3pm A poverty simulation is a guided experience that exposes participants to the realities of poverty, including the challenges of navigating the complex world of government services and other essential service providers. Students participating in this volunteer opportunity will assume the roles of different families facing poverty or serving as a govern agency. The task for each family is to provide basic necessities and shelter during four 13-minute weeks, while balancing the requirements of various service providers with the realities of daily life.

EVENT FULL - Friday, February 6, 2014 – Carolina Raptor Center, 1pm-4pm Students participating in this service opportunity will spend their afternoon working with raptors by assisting with feedings, cleaning cages, and repairing aviaries. The Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through research, education and the rehabilitation of injured raptors. Want to know more?: http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/home

EVENT FULL - Saturday, February 7, 2015 – Loaves and Fishes Scouting for Food Drive, 10am-1pm - This volunteer opportunity is in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America and supporting Loaves & Fishes largest food drive of the entire year. Participants will be helping to unload donations from vehicles, sort the donations into different categories and then load the donations on the truck.  In all it is a very busy day and seeing the donations and interacting with the community is truly fantastic. 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

EVENT FULL - Saturday, February 7, 2015 – Animal Care and Control Adoption Event at Southpark Mall (orientation required) – 2 shifts, 8am-1pm & 1pm-5pm For this service project, we will be helping Animal Care & Control run their monthly adoption event at Southpark Mall. We will begin our day at Animal Care and Control & then caravan to the mall as a group. There is a MANDATORY training for this event the week of January 19th; if you do not attend this training, then you are unable to participate! Once you are confirmed to participate in the adoption event, you will be given the orientation information via email.  If you want to know more, please visit: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CMPD/organization/Support/AnimalControl/Pages/default.aspx

EVENT FULL - Friday, February 20, 2015 – Brookdale Weddington Park, 1-3pm For this service opportunity, we will be spending an afternoon at Weddington Park, an assisted living facility. Registered students will spend some time talking with the residents, playing games, painting nails, and reading with them. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with seniors and help make their day! Want to know more? http://www.brookdale.com/communities/weddington-park/

EVENT FULL - Friday, February 27, 2015 – Hospitality House of Charlotte, 11am-1pm Hospitality House of Charlotte is a non-profit organization that shelters families in medical crisis. Since 1985, Hospitality House of Charlotte has provided shelter to out-of-town families while their loved ones receive treatment at nearby hospitals. During our history, they have sheltered over 42,000 guests who have come to us from 49 states and over 35 countries. For this project, student will work together in the kitchen preparing a meal for the residents. After completing the meal, students will have a chance to serve the food and spend time with the residents. If you want to more, please visit: http://hospitalityhouseofcharlotte.org/

EVENT FULL - Saturday, February 28, 2015 – Habitat ReStore, 9am-Noon The Charlotte ReStore is a fundraising division of Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte.  The ReStore exists because 'Home Improvement' starts in the Heart – Every purchase from the Charlotte ReStore supports the mission of Habitat for Humanity to improve the standard of housing in our community. Students will work with Re-store staff to go through donated materials and scraps to find out what items may still be useful to Habitat. Items that are unable to be reused but have been donated are sent to this area of the Re-Store and are broken down in useful parts for other projects. Want to learn more about Re-store? Want to know more? http://www.charlotterestore.org/

EVENT FULL - Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – Classroom Central, 1-4pm Students participating in this service event will help prepare the store for teacher shopping dies and work in the die cut room, an area that provides fun cut outs for teachers to use on bulletin boards and for teaching within their classrooms. Classroom Central gives students living in poverty the school supplies they need to succeed in the classroom by serving as a free store of teachers. Want to learn more? http://www.classroomcentral.org

EVENT FULL - Thursday, March 12, 2015 – St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Soup Kitchen, 8:30am-1:30pm On May 1, 2014, St. Mark’s opened a soup kitchen on Thursdays in their Fellowship Hall, joining other area churches in this feeding ministry.  Lunch is offered to all people, free of requirement or charge. For this service project, participants will be preparing, cooking, serving, and cleaning up for lunch service to community members in need of a warm meal. Want to know more? http://saintmarkscharlotte.org/soup-kitchen/

EVENT FULL - Friday, March 13, 2015 – The Relatives, 10am-2pm The Relatives is a system of resources that helps children and youth find shelter and support. The Relatives Crisis Center, the On Ramp Resource Center and Journey Place Transitional Residence keep kids safe and families together. The Relatives serves as the Safe Place agency for Mecklenburg County and the surrounding area, partnering with local businesses to ensure young people in need have access to immediate help and supportive resources.

Students will have the opportunity to work within the On Ramp program at The Relatives, where we will prepare a workshop, share lunch with the young adults there, and assist with tutoring. Want to know more? http://www.therelatives.org/Page.aspx?pid=768

EVENT FULL - Friday, March 27, 2015 – Ramp it Up! LOVE Inc., 11am-3pm Did you know that many disabled individuals are unable to leave their home independently because they do not have a handicap ramp? This is not only inconvenient and frustrating for them but it could also be extremely dangerous in the case of a home fire. For this service project, students will work together to build a ramp at the home of a wheelchair bound individual to provide a safer home that allows this family independence, freedom, and flexibility. No experience in building is required for this – the staff will train all participants! Want to know more? https://www.loveinc-charlotte.org/wheelchar-ramp-ministry.htm

EVENT CANCELED - CPCC IS CLOSED FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAY ON THIS DATE - Friday, April 3, 2015 – Charlotte Tool Bank, 9:30am-Noon This volunteer opportunity will allow students to learn more about the Charlotte Tool Bank while organizing, cleaning, and assisting in the rental of tools to local non-profit agencies. The Charlotte Tool Bank provides tools to other non-profits in the local area to help them achieve their goals from building playgrounds, to the development of Habitat for Humanity Homes, to sustainability projects. The heart of the ToolBank is the tool lending program. Not-for-profit organizations have year-round access to the ToolBank’s inventory of tools and equipment for a nominal fee. What to know more? http://charlotte.toolbank.org/

EVENT FULL - Friday, April 10, 2015 – Second Harvest Food Bank, 1pm-4pm – 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. Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. Want to know more? http://www.secondharvestmetrolina.org/

EVENT FULL - Monday, April 13, 2015 – Sensoria Book Sale, 9am-1pm This volunteer opportunity will allow student volunteers to get involved with Sensoria, CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts, literature, music, and film. Students will help facilitate the annual book sale, provide customer service and set-up / tear down the book sale. Students are welcome to work the entire time or split their time into a smaller shift. Space is extremely limited for this particular volunteer opportunity. Want to know more? http://sensoria.cpcc.edu/

EVENT FULL - Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – Sensoria Book Sale, 9am-1pm This volunteer opportunity will allow student volunteers to get involved with Sensoria, CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts, literature, music, and film. Students will help facilitate the annual book sale, provide customer service and set-up / tear down the book sale. Students are welcome to work the entire time or split their time into a smaller shift. Space is extremely limited for this particular volunteer opportunity. Want to know more? http://sensoria.cpcc.edu/

EVENT FULL - Saturday, April 18, 2015 – My Sister’s House Transitional Living Center, 9am-Noon This volunteer opportunity will focus on beautifying their outdoor space through gardening and laying mulch so the residents can welcome spring and summer with a gorgeous garden. The mission of MSH is to provide shelter for single homeless women in a safe environment, while providing resources to improve mental health, physical health, financial health, spiritual heath and legal health and empower the residents with the tools needed to become self-sufficient and end their homelessness. Want to learn more? http://friendshipcdc.org/mysistershouse.htm

EVENT FULL - Saturday, April 25, 2015 – CPCC Skyline Run, 6:30am-11am 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 race 5K race course to assist in traffic flow, handing out water, and helping with other important areas of the race. Want to learn more? http://cpccfoundation.com/skyline/

**There will also be an optional carpool option for every event. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up with Jenn Marts (jenn.marts@cpcc.edu) Carpool option participants will meet in the front of the Overcash building circle drive.**

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

Transportation Guidelines:

Service in Action – Transportation Policy

Students who register for Service in Action events through Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) are responsible for providing their own transportation. The Service-Learning Coordinator(s) responsible for Service in Action events at CPCC will provide transportation options for students who register for these events, when possible. It is the student’s responsibility to request a space in the van upon registration of the Service in Action event. There are only 6 spaces in the van, and these seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is the students’ responsibility to find their own transportation to and from CPCC Central campus, and the van will take them from CPCC to the service site and back to CPCC.  The van departs 15 minutes before the scheduled time for each event and immediately leaves the service site upon completion. Students providing their own transportation to the service sites are responsible for their transportation home upon completion of the event. CPCC staff will not stay with students participating in service projects after the service project ends; each student is responsible for their own health and safety prior to, during, and at the completion of each Service in Action project. Central Piedmont Community College and the Office of Service-Learning does not accept liability or responsibility for any student participating in Service-Learning opportunities.