Spring 2017 Service in Action! Calendar

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.

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, Jr. Challenge - Monday, January 16, 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. To learn more, please visit https://www.cpcc.edu/service-learning/events-and-programs/mlk-challenge MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18

ECE Poverty Simulation at Harris Campus, Saturday, January 21, 12pm-4pm: 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

Project Linus – Friday, January 27 (9:30-noon): Project Linus provides homemade blankets to children in need. Students who participate in this service event will make blankets for children in the Charlotte area. Students will be provided with guided instruction as well as with all  materials to make the blankets. To learn more, please visit http://projectlinus.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Firm Foundations and Florence Crittenton– Saturday, February 28 (1-2:30): THIS EVENT IS FULL! Students, in conjunction with Firm Foundations Youth and Family Outreach, will assist Florence Crittenton, an organization dedicated to providing health, education, and social services to at-risk or pregnant adolescents. Students will help organize and sort donations within the Florence Crittenton facility. For more information, please visit https://sharecharlotte.org/nonprofit/firm-foundations-youth-family-outreach MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18

Habitat for Humanity Restore – Saturday, February 11 (1pm-5pm): THIS EVENT IS FULL! The ReStore exists to support Habitat Charlotte’s mission of providing decent, affordable housing to hardworking, low-income families. Profits generated from ReStore sales help to build new houses and provide urgent, critical repairs to older, owner-occupied houses in our community. Students will help unload donated household items, organize and clean the donations, place the items on the sales floor, maintain the cleanliness and organization of the store, and assist customers with carry-outs after purchase. To learn more, please visit http://www.charlotterestore.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen – Friday, February 24 (10am-2pm): THIS EVENT IS FULL! Angels and Sparrows serves a nourishing lunch, Monday through Friday 11AM-1PM, year round to anyone who needs our help. Students will help set up, serve and clean up for the day’s lunch. For more information, please visit http://angelsandsparrows.org/#home MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18

Children’s Theater of Charlotte – Friday, March 3 (8:30-noon): THIS EVENT IS FULL! 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 Step Africa. To learn more, please visit https://www.ctcharlotte.org MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18

Crisis Assistance Ministries – Tuesday, March 14 (1pm-4pm): Crisis Assistance Ministry is a Mecklenburg County non-profit that prevents homelessness and preserves dignity for Charlotte's working poor. For this service project, we will spend the afternoon preparing donated clothing and household items to be given to those in need. For more information, please visit: http://www.crisisassistance.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 18

Loaves and Fishes – Wednesday, March 15 (9am-11:30am): *Note-This information is correct! It is not Hospitality House, as stated on the Spring 2016 Service in Action flyer* 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 MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care & Control- Thursday, March 16 8:30am-11:30am: 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

Trips for Kids Charlotte – Friday, March 24, (1pm-4pm): Trips for Kids Charlotte introduces 10-15 year olds from Charlotte's "fragile" neighborhoods to the healthy, lifelong activity of mountain biking and uses biking as a tool to help kids learn life lessons. Trips for Kids Charlotte has a fleet of 50 mountain bikes that periodically need a good cleaning and the bike chains lubed.  Volunteers need to wear old clothes and will get set up in a fun production line to get the bikes ready to ride! To learn more, please visit www.tripsforkidscharlotte.org MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Carolina Raptor Center – Friday, March 31 (10am-1pm): Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey, through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphan raptors. Students WILL NOT be in contact with the raptors, but will assist with grail maintenance and landscaping at the facility. For more information, please visit http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Project Life - Wednesday, April 5 (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 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 6 (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 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

Historic Rural Hill - Friday, April 7 (10am-2pm): Rural Hill is a Historic Site, Nature Preserve, Field Trip Destination, Cultural Events Site, Farm, and all around great place to get away from one’s daily stresses in life. Students will work outside prepping the property for one of Historic Rural Hill’s major fundraisers: The Loch Norman Highland Games. To learn more, please visit http://www.ruralhillscottishfestivals.net/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Carolina Breast Friends – Saturday, April 21 (9am-11am): Carolina Breast Friends is committed to uniting and helping individuals affected by breast cancer. Students will assist with spring cleaning at the Pink House. To learn more, please visit http://www.carolinabreastfriends.org/ MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE: 16

Skyline Run – Saturday, April 22, 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 2: Sign up for the events by submitting the Spring 2017 Service in Action Registration Form.

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 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 Savannah  Greer (savannah.greer@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.