Fall 2013 Service in Action! Calendar


Service in Action 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.

MLK Challenge, Monday, January 20, 2014, 8am-5pm: Join us in celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by making 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. Want to know more? http://www.cpcc.edu/service-learning/mlk-challenge

EVENT FULL - Friendship Trays, Friday, January 31, 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 - Animal Care & Control Adoption event, Saturday, February 1, 2014, 8am-1pm: For this service project, we will be helping Animal Care & Control run their monthly adoption event at Southpark Mall. We will begin our day at Animal Care and Control & then caravan to the mall as a group. There is a MANDATORY training for this event the week of January 20th; if you do not attend this training, then you are unable to participate! Once you are confirmed to participate in the adoption event, you will be given the orientation information via email.  If you want to know more, please visit: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CMPD/organization/Support/AnimalControl/Pages/default.aspx

CHANGE IN PROJECT ADVERTISED ON SERVICE IN ACTION FLYER!! Behailu Academy, Friday, February 14, 2014, 10am-1pm (you will receive 4 hours of credit for this event as the Service in Action flyer states): Behailu Academy is a youth development program that exists so that teens can find their voice through the arts and community service while striving for academic success. For this project, we will be helping re-paint the wall that participants use to express their emotions and creativity on a daily basis. If you want to know more, please visit: http://www.behailuacademy.org/

EVENT FULL - Supportive Housing Communities, Friday, February 21, 2014, 1pm-4pm: Students participating in this service project will spend the afternoon hosting a game day with snacks for the men who live at McCreesh Place. Supportive Housing Communities provides affordable housing to alleviate homelessness and human suffering. If you want to know more, please visit: http://supportivehousingcommunities.org/index.php

EVENT FULL - Classroom Central, Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8am-11:30am Students participating in this service event will help with a teacher shopping day and assist with creating fun cut outs for teachers to use on bulletin boards and for teaching within their classrooms. Classroom Central gives students living in poverty the school supplies they need to succeed in the classroom by serving as a free store of teachers. Want to learn more? http://www.classroomcentral.org/

EVENT FULL - Humane Society of Charlotte, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 8am-11am: For this service project, we will be walking and feeding the animals and helping clean out their kennels at the Humane Society. There may be options to work with some of the animals as well, but that is not guaranteed. Want more info? Please visit: http://humanesocietyofcharlotte.org/

Loaves & Fishes, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9am-Noon: Loaves and Fishes is a Charlotte-based food pantry that collects and supplies food and groceries to people in crisis. For this service project, we will be sorting and packaging food that will be distributed to these pantries to help those in need. For more information, please visit: http://www.loavesandfishes.org/

EVENT FULL - Habitat for Humanity, March 13, 2014, 8am-4pm This volunteer opportunity will allow you to go out into the community and assist those in need of housing in the Charlotte community. For this event, we will be working on an aspect of building a house for a specific family. Participants will need to dress comfortably, wear tennis shoes, and prepare to spend the day outside. Want to know more?: http://www.habitatcharlotte.org/

EVENT FULL - Second Harvest Food Bank, Friday, April 4, 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/

EVENT FULL - Sensoria Book Sale, Thursday, April 10, 2014, 8am-1pm: This volunteer opportunity will allow student volunteers to get involved with Sensoria, CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts, literature, music, and film. Students will help facilitate the annual book sale, provide customer service and set-up / tear down the book sale. Students are welcome to work the entire time or split their time into a smaller shift. Space is extremely limited for this particular volunteer opportunity. Want to know more? http://sensoria.cpcc.edu/

EVENT FULL - Crisis Assistance Ministries, Friday, April 11, 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/

CPCC Skyline Run, Saturday, April 26, 2013, 6:30am-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 race 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/

**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.