Fall 2014 Service in Action! Calendar


Service in Action Fall 2014

Email Jenn Marts to sign up for any of the following Service in Action events: Jenn.Marts@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6824.

Second Harvest Food Bank - Friday, September 5, 2014, 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/

Times Vary: North Carolina Mission of Mercy (MOM) – Friday & Saturday – September 5 and 6th, 2014, Times Vary: The North Carolina Mission of Mercy is a non-profit portable dental clinic program, primarily sponsored through the North Carolina Dental Society, that seeks to address the access to care issue by providing complimentary dental treatment to the underserved population throughout our state who have few or no other options. Through local funding/financial support, the clinic is returning to the Charlotte Convention Center on September 5th and 6th. There will be NO TRANSPORTATION provided for this event and Service-Learning staff will not be present – we are only enrolling students to participate. If you want to participate in this service opportunity, it is your responsibility to get all paperwork signed by CPCC Dental Hygiene staff as Service-Learning will not be present to do so and we will not sign paperwork after this event since we cannot verify if you actually attended this event.  For more information about this event please visit: www.ncmom-charlotte.com or to register for this event please go to: http://ncmomcharlottesignup.leag1.com/.

EVENT FULL - Elmcroft of Little Avenue – Friday, September 19, 2014, 2pm-4pm This service opportunity, we will be spending an afternoon at Elmcroft of Little Avenue, an assisted living facility. Registered students will spend some time talking with the residents and reading to them. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with seniors and help make their day! Want to know more? http://www.elmcroft.com/

Charlotte Heart Walk with the American Heart Association Charlotte Chapter – Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6am – 11am: This volunteer opportunity is a wonderful way to get involved in a nationwide event and help with promoting awareness with the #1 and #4 killers in the United States – Heart Disease and Stroke. Designed to promote physical activity, the Heart Walk creates an environment that is fun and rewarding for the entire family. Students participating in this service opportunity will NOT be walking in the Heart Walk, but will help register participants, hand out water and t-shirts, and other duties needed for the day of the event. Please come prepared to move items, stand for most of the event, and be flexible with your assigned task. For more information, please visit: http://www.heartwalk.org/site/c.flKUIeOUIgJ8H/b.8939141/k.BD45/Home.htm

EVENT FULL - Habitat for Humanity Home Build – Friday, September 26, 2014, 8am-4pm: This volunteer opportunity will allow you to go out into the community and assist families in need in the Charlotte community. We will work together to complete projects a home being built for a family in Charlotte. Participants will need to dress comfortably, wear tennis shoes, and prepare to spend the day outside. Want to know more?: http://www.habitatcharlotte.org/

Big Sweep Cleanup - Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9am-1pm: This volunteer opportunity allows students to participate in a state-wide annual clean-up for Charlotte’s lakes, streams, and creeks. With our clean-up site being minutes away from CPCC’s Central Campus, students will join the Charlotte community to remove over 15,000 pounds of garbage about of our water sources. Want to know more?: http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/MediaRoom/PR/Pages/BigSweep.aspx

EVENT FULL - Carolina Raptor Center - Friday, October 17, 2014, 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 - Above and Beyond Students Fall Festival – Friday, October 24, 2014, 3pm-6pm: Above and Beyond students offers free after school care, tutoring, and mentoring children ,with the mindset that if a child is provided with the proper educational tools, qualified caring staff, encouragement and guidance they will rise “Above and Beyond” expectations. Above and Beyond Students will be hosting their  Fall Festival and needs participants in this project to help with fun stations, including playing games, helping run fun competitions like egg racing, hoola hoop, and assisting with painting faces, carving pumpkins, and other fun activities. Want to know more?: http://aboveandbeyondstudents.com/about.htm

EVENT FULL - Humane Society of Charlotte – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8am-11am: The Humane Society of Charlotte is a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats in Charlotte whose main goal is finding each animal their fur-ever home. Students participating in this opportunity will play with the dogs and cats, assist in cleaning kennels, walk, and help with feeding the animals. Want to know more?: http://humanesocietyofcharlotte.org/index.php

EVENT FULL - Memorial Park Build with Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation – Thursday, October 30, 2014, 1pm-5pm: Come out and join the CPCC Service-Learning team and Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation department in constructing the new Memorial Park in Charlotte! The playground is being created in memory of the students and teachers who lost their lives in Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. The Service-Learning team is recruiting CPCC faculty, staff, and students to join us in this fantastic service event – our goal is to reach over 100 volunteers for this large scale project. This opportunity will give CPCC students, staff, and faulty a great opportunity to network with one another, support cross unit collaboration, promote the unified community of CPCC, support our county and government, and to honor the memory of the Sandy Hook Elementary students and staff. If you need more information, please contact Jenn Marts at Jenn.Marts@cpcc.edu or at 704-330-6824, if you want to register to participate, please visit: https://docs.google.com/a/cpcc.edu/forms/d/1jJCxxGagm4IoafmiNw72NTMHkjqCKFj73b-kXGQkgXk/viewform?c=0&w=1

EVENT FULL - Charlotte Rescue Mission – Friday, November 7, 2014, 10am-Noon: Students will be assisting with final meal preparations, then serving lunch for our residents.  Students are encouraged to sit and fellowship with residents during mealtime. The Charlotte Rescue Mission has a long history of reaching out to the homeless and those battling addictions. Dress comfortably and have your hair pulled back if it is long enough to do so since we are serving food. Want to know more: http://charlotterescuemission.org/about/

EVENT FULL - Friendship Trays – Friday, November 14, 2014, 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 - Loaves & Fishes – Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9am-Noon: 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

EVENT FULL - Creek ReLeaf – Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9am-Noon: Students volunteering to help with 2012 Creek ReLeaf’s annual effort will spend their mornings planting trees to create a sustainable environment in the Charlotte community. Students need to dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes for this event. Want to know more?: http://www.charlottetreefund.org/

EVENT FULL - Crisis Assistance Ministries, Friday, December 5, 2014, 2:30pm-4:30pm: 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/

**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.