Volunteer with Service in Action! events

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Service in Action! is a series of service events coordinated by the Service-Learning Center. These events cover a wide range of issue areas, so you’re sure to find events that appeal to your interests!

The entire CPCC community is welcome to join us and you may sign up for as many events as you like. Students in a Service-Learning class may receive service-learning credit hours for participation (check with your instructor first). To sign up or receive more information please contact Cassie Moore at, 704.330.6824 or stop by Overcash 241D.

On the day of events, we will meet on Central campus on the bottom level of the Student Parking deck (near the soda machines) to arrange carpooling and give directions to the service site. A reflection will be lead after we complete our service project.

Joshua’s Farm
September 8, 2007
9am to noon
Joshua’s Farm is an escape from the city while you’re still in Charlotte! Joshua’s Farm offers therapeutic animal interaction for individuals with developmental disabilities. These individuals receive tremendous physical and psychological benefits from their activities at Joshua’s Farm. In order to continue to provide these benefits, Joshua’s Farm needs your help. If you’re up for a day of farm work and a great opportunity to learn more about animals and developmental disabilities, sign up today!

Historic Rosedale Plantation
September 15, 2007
9am to 1pm

Do you plan to start a garden at home next spring? Get some practice gardening and learn about the Charlotte region’s history at Historic Rosedale Plantation. With Charlotte’s rapid growth, preserving the area’s history and the lessons we can learn from it are both of vital importance. We will be assisting with a project that will eventually create an early 20th century historically-accurate garden at Historic Rosedale Plantation. You can be proud of your part in making our region’s history real for visitors at Historic Rosedale Plantation.

Festival in the Park 
September 22, 2007
9am to 1pm

Since 1964, Festival in the Park has brought music, art and fun to Charlotte. If you’ve enjoyed Festival in the Park in the past, now is the perfect time to lend a hand and learn how things work “behind the scenes” at this festival. Our group will be assisting where we are needed to make sure that everyone who attends the festival has a wonderful time! We hope you’ll join us.

Carolina Raptor Center
September 29, 2007
1pm to 5pm

Carolina Raptor Center treats and releases injured birds of prey, but sometimes, those birds are not able to return to the wild. In that case, Carolina Raptor Center uses them at their Huntersville site to help visitors gain a greater appreciate for these magnificent birds and the importance of preserving our environment. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn more about birds of prey and to make a real contribution to Carolina Raptor Center’s mission to provide environmental education for our community.

Big Sweep
October 6, 2007
9am to noon

Dirty streams and beaches aren’t only an eyesore, they also damage the environmental health of the community. Every year, people all over the world take time to clean coastlines internationally. CPCC joins this effort through the North Carolina Big Sweep. Even though Charlotte is not on the coast, our stream and rivers connect us to the coast. Therefore, clean streams in Charlotte contribute to clean coastlines. Get ready to get a little wet and dirty to help beautify our waterways!

Sunday ,October 14, 2007 
noon to 3:30pm

CROP stands for “Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty” and the Charlotte CROP Walk has been our nation’s largest for the last twenty years. The CROP Walk raises money for local organizations (like Loaves and Fishes and Second Harvest Food Bank) and for international disaster relief, global hunger education, and self-help projects. While many of our neighbors will be walking to raise money, our group will be helping them to find registration and resources before the walk and providing refreshments after the walk. Your work will contribute to people’s well-being both locally and internationally.

First Baptist-West
October 31, 2007 (note: Wednesday, Halloween)
Time is TBA

Got kids? Want to volunteer but you can’t get away? Well this is the event for you. Come dressed up in your best costume and bring your kids to this fun filled and safe evening at First Baptist-West’s ‘Second Annual Fall Festival.’ Let your kids enjoy games and candy while you help staff facilitate Halloween activities, pass out treats and hot dogs, or just corral the youngsters in a safe and free alternative to trick-or-treating door to door. Remember kids are welcome and this year’s festival is expected to grow to over 60 kids! Hurry- slots will fill up extra quick on this one!

Charlotte/Mecklenburg Police Department – Animal Control
November 3, 2007
9:30am to 1pm OR 1pm to 4pm (two shifts)

This event is widely-considered to be the best Service in Action! event of the semester. You’ll be responsible for learning about one of the dogs or cats currently available for adoption through CMPD- Animal Control and then sharing that information with perspective adopters. While you’re playing with your new friend, you’ll be learning public-speaking skills and helping to make our county safer for everyone (humans and pets!). VERY IMPORTANT: This event requires that you attend a pre-service orientation session. This session will be on October 23rd at 2pm to 3pm in Terrell room 500 on Central campus. Please sign up early because spots go fast!

To sign up or receive more information please contact Cassie Moore at, 704.330.6824 or stop by Overcash 241D.