Spring 2019 Service in Action Calendar

Spring 2019 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 2019 Central Piedmont Skyline Run opportunity, please register here.

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!

Martin Luther King Day, Jr. Challenge - Monday, January 21, 2019 (8am-5pm): Join us in celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by making 1/21/19 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 Central Piedmont students. Breakfast, lunch, and pizza will be provided for all who attend. To learn more, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/y6PdB4n8d4Lm4BLy1 MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18

Bright Blessings – Friday, February 1st (11:30am-1pm): This event will help Bright Blessings with the needs they have at this time. The help that they receive directly impacts their mission to provide gifts of joy, care and hope to over 10,000 children annually. MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 14

Loaves and Fishes – Friday, February 15th (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. MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

NBA All Star Game- Sunday, February 17th (3pm-11pm): Volunteers needed for the 2019 NBA All Star Game to run a concession stand for Simply United Together at Spectrum Center. You must wear black pants and shoes and have your State Issued I.D. MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18

Muffin Ministry at Crisis Assistance Ministries- Friday, February 22nd (8:45am-11am): This volunteer opportunity will be distributing breakfast items to individuals waiting to be seen at Crisis Assistance Ministries. A breakfast snack, a drink and a kind smile are welcome relief to people who are facing the uncertainty of financial crisis. After serving breakfast the group will volunteer in the Free Store Area. MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 14

ECE Poverty Simulation at Harris Campus- Wednesday February 27th (6pm-10pm): 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

Passport to STEM - Mind Trekkers – Thursday, March 14 & Friday, March 15(1st Shift: 8:30am-1pm): Passport to STEM is a hands-on interactive field trip opportunity for 6th and 7th graders in the Charlotte region. You will help us share the WOW of Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math to these kids (and maybe yourselves!) as you staff an activity booth for your 4-hour shift, interacting with the visiting students as a “near-peer mentor” as you show off your assigned activity. All volunteers who work the 4 hour shift are provided lunch during the event.  MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Promising Pages – Friday, March 29th (9am-12pm): Promising Pages is a nonprofit organization that inspires under-served children to achieve their dreams by instilling a love of reading. Students will help with a book processing event. MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Project Life – Wednesday, April 10 & Thursday, April 11 (10am-2pm): 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 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.

Central Piedmont Skyline Run – Saturday, May 11th (6am-11am): This volunteer opportunity is a wonderful way to get involved in the Central Piedmont 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 Central Piedmont Skyline Run support Central Piedmont student scholarships. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE OR ON THE Central Piedmont SKYLINE RUN TAB!

Step 2: Sign up for the events by submitting the Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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 Central Piedmont 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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