Spring 2016 Service in Action! Calendar
Service in Action Spring 2016
(SiA) events span the entire fall and spring semesters – a true "buffet of service."
Watch this video to see a recap of the fun Service in Action events that were completed in Fall 2015.
Sign up to participate in upcoming Service in Action events by following the steps below!
Step 1: Read the descriptions of the events below and decide which one(s) you would like to attend.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Challenge - Monday, January 18, 8am-5pm: THIS EVENT IS FULL! 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. To learn more, please visit https://www.cpcc.edu/service-learning/events-and-programs/mlk-challenge MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18
Friendship Trays - Friday, January 29, 8am-11am: THIS EVENT IS FULL! 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: 16
Second Harvest – Saturday, February 6, 9am-12pm: THIS EVENT IS FULL! 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
ECE Poverty Simulation at Harris Campus, Saturday, February 13, 12pm-4pm: THIS EVENT IS FULL! 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 government 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. MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16
Supportive Housing Communities - Friday, February 19, 1pm-3:30pm - THIS EVENT IS FULL! Supportive Housing Communities (SHC) mission is to provide affordable housing to alleviate homelessness and human suffering. SHC supports previously homeless men, women and families with permanent housing. Students will play board games, card games and socialize with the residents during this fun social time. To learn more, please visit http://supportivehousingcommunities.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16
Reedy Creek International Festival – Saturday, February 20, 10:30am-1:30pm: THIS EVENT IS FULL! This is an annual Reed Creek Elementary School event that invites students and parents to the school to learn more about countries each grade level has studied. The day encompasses an international fashion show put on by our students and parents, international foods, activities, and learning. Service-Learning students will help set up the food and rooms, interact with families, and help clean up. MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18
Dilworth Soup Kitchen – Monday, March 7, 11am-2pm: THIS EVENT IS FULL! Take a step into the Dilworth Soup Kitchen—where guests are treated more like restaurant customers than people looking for a hand-out. At the Dilworth Soup Kitchen guests get nothing but the best. Service-Learning students will assist with serving lunch as well as with the clean up after the lunch service. To learn more, please visit http://dilworthsoupkitchen.wikispaces.com/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18
The Hospitality House - Tuesday, March 8, 9am-11am: THIS EVENT IS FULL! Since 1985, Hospitality House of Charlotte has provided shelter to families while their loved ones receive treatment at nearby hospitals. Hospitality House of Charlotte's 22 bedroom facility is available to its guests 24 hours-a-day, 365 days a year. Service-Learning students participating in this event will prepare and cook a pancake breakfast for the residents of The Hospitality House. To learn more, please visit http://hospitalityhouseofcharlotte.org/about.asp MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care & Control – Wednesday, March 9, 8:30am-11:30am: THIS EVENT IS FULL! The main county animal shelter needs help with dog exercise, cat interaction, cage cleaning, and laundry assistance. Students will also have the opportunity to place enrichment toys into the cages and help with personality notes for marketing. Students need to be at least 18 years of age and are asked to wear older clothes to include long pants and close-toed shoes. To learn more, please visit animals.cmpd.org Minimum age to participate: 18
National MS Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter – Saturday, March 19, 8:30am-1:30pm: THIS EVENT IS FULL!
This Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society chapter provides programs and services to people living with MS in all of South Carolina and 33 counties in Western North Carolina. For this event, Service-Learning students will be assisting with a ramp build. To learn more, please visit www.nationalmssociety.org/nct MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16
Project Life - Wednesday, April 13 (9am-12pm and 12pm to 4pm): THESE EVENTS ARE FULL! The Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization, is dedicated to saving lives and curing cancer and other diseases by identifying and registering volunteers for marrow and tissue donation. The goal is to recruit 800 new donors who will be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List. Student volunteers are needed at the Central campus to help on the day of the event with enrollment, organization, and other tasks as needed. To learn more, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life/projectlife MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16
Project Life - Thursday, April 14 (9am-noon and noon to 4pm): THIS EVENT IS FULL! The Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization, is dedicated to saving lives and curing cancer and other diseases by identifying and registering volunteers for marrow and tissue donation. The goal is to recruit 800 new donors who will be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List. Student volunteers are needed at the Central campus to help on the day of the event with enrollment, organization, and other tasks as needed. To learn more, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life/projectlife MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16
Lifespan Dandelion Walk - Saturday, April 16, 8am-noon: THIS EVENT IS FULL! LIFESPAN, a North Carolina non-profit organization, empowers children and adults with disabilities by providing education, employment, and enrichment opportunities to live, work, and play in their communities. Service-Learning students will help set up and tear down the materials for the Lifespan Dandelion 1-mile Walk as well as walk alongside participants during the event. To learn more, please visit http://www.lifespanservices.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16
Girls on the Run Packet Pick Up - Friday, April 22, 2pm-5pm: THIS EVENT IS FULL! The mission of Girls on the Run is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Service-Learning students participating in this event will help with the community packet pick-up for the Girls on the Run South Region 5K run. To learn more, please visit http://www.gotrcharlotte.org/html/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16
Skyline Run – Saturday, April 30, 6am-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 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/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16
Step 3: If you would like to participate in the carpool if there is one available for the event(s) you selected,
*IF YOU DO NOT SEE AN EVENT LISTED OR A CARPOOL SPOT LISTED, IT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE ALREADY FULL!*
Step 4: Check the email that you provided during registration for important information regarding event location, time, weather cancellations, etc. the week prior to the event.
Step 5: Show up and have fun giving back to the community with your fellow CPCC students and Service-Learning staff!
**If you sign up for two Service in Action events and fail to show up at all, or email Savannah Greer (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.