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Local Projects 2018

 We encourage alumni, families and friends of Davidson to join us for one or more projects during Davidson Volunteer Week. Registration links can be found below and on our event calendar. All times are local.

Don't see a project in your area? Organize one! Contact Davidson Volunteer Week project manager Mackenzie Warren '10 at kenzie.b@gmail.com indicating your interest. At this point, only new projects that take place April 17 or later will be considered. Also remember to log your hours for any community engagement work you complete between April 14 and 22 whether or not that project is listed below. All service counts towards our total number of hours.

Asheville, NC

When: Saturday, April 14, 9:30 a.m.
Project: Help residents in low-income neighborhoods weatherize their homes
Community Partner: Energy Savers Network
See details and register

Atlanta, GA

When: Saturday, April 14, 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Project: Plant trees, maintain trees, or remove invasive plants
Community Partner: Trees Atlanta

When: Tuesday, April 17, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Project: Prepare snack kits for people experiencing homelessness
Community Partner: Crossroads Community Ministries

When: Saturday, April 21, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Project: Help a low-income senior homeowner by helping with exterior painting, small handyman jobs, and landscaping work
Community Partner: HouseProud Atlanta

See details and register for all Atlanta events

Austin, TX

When: Saturday, April 14, 9 - 11 a.m.
Project: Clean up Shoal Creek at Duncan Park
Community Partner: Shoal Creek Conservancy - Keep Austin Beautiful Day
See details and register

Boston, MA

When: Saturday, April 21, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Project: Inspect, sort and package donations
Community Partner: Cradles to Crayons
See details and register

Charleston, SC

When: Saturday, April 21, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Project: Sort and organize food 
Community Partner: Lowcountry Foodbank
See details and register

Charlotte, NC

When: Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Project: Construct walls and begin preparing for roof trusses
Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity Charlotte

When: Tuesday, April 17, 1 - 4 p.m.
Project: Inspect and sort products
Community Partner: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

When: Thursday, April 19, 6 - 8 p.m.
Project: 
Inspect, sort and pack donated products
Community Partner: 
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

When: Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Project: Construct walls and begin preparing for roof trusses
Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity Charlotte

When: Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Project: Measure, cut and install vinyl siding around house exterior
Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity Charlotte

When: Saturday, April 14, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Project: Support event celebrating community, local food, conservation and trails
Community Partner: Catawba Lands Conservancy Carolina Thread Trail

See details and register for Charlotte projects

Chicago, IL

When: Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Project: Spring clean-up and planting, possibly building a hoop greenhouse
Community Partner: City Farm Chicago
See details and register

Cleveland, OH

When: Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Project: Painting, cleaning, planting, transplanting and building accessible gardens for seniors
Community Partner: Old Ben Franklin Community Gardens
See details and register

Columbia, SC

When: Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. - noon
Project: Clean up parts of Gills Creek
Community Partner: Gills Creek Watershed Service Project
See details and register

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

When: Saturday, April 21, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (optional lunch beforehand: noon at Brewed)
Project: 
Help with trash pick up 
Community Partner:
Keep Fort Worth Beautiful -  Sycamore Park
See details and register 

Denver, CO

When: Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. - noon
Project: Help low-income seniors with yardwork
Community Partner: Volunteers of America Yard Angels
See details and register

When: Saturday, April 21, 9 - 11 a.m.
Project: 
Deliver meals around Denver
Community Partner: 
Meals on Wheels
Registration and details coming soon

Detroit, MI

When: Saturday, April 21, 2 - 4 p.m.
Project: Assemble "SnackPax"
Community Partner: Song and Spirit Institute for Peace
See details and register

Durham, NC

When: Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. - noon
Project: Redesign and renovate Growing School Garden at Eastway Elementary School 
Community Partner: Inter-faith Food Shuttle
See details and register

Houston, TX

When: Sunday, April 22
Project: Serve lunch
Community Partner: The Beacon Homeless Services
See details and register

Jacksonville, FL

When: Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. to noon
Project: Set up for distribution of new athletic shoes for Jacksonville youth
Community Partner: Sanctuary on 8th
See details and register

Knoxville, TN

When: Thursday, April 19, 1 - 4 p.m.
Project: Work in the Product Recovery area to process donated food for distribution
Community Partner: Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
See details and register

Lexington, KY

When: Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Project: Plant tree seedlings to help restore floodplanes at Veterans Park
Community Partner: Reforest the Bluegrass
See details and register

Little Rock, AR

When: Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. to noon
Project: Clean up facility grounds, paint and plant flowers
Community Partner: Our House Shelter
See details and register

Louisville, KY

When: Saturday, April 14, 3 -5 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Project: Preparing goodie bags and preparing and serving dinner to families
Community Partner: Ronald McDonald House
See details and register

Los Angeles, CA

When: Saturday, April 21, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Project: Assemble food packages for low-income seniors, women with infants, and children in Los Angeles county
Community Partner: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
See details and register

Minneapolis, MN

When: Saturday, April 14, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Project: Hand-pack food into bags
Community Partner: Feed My Starving Children
See details and register

Montgomery, AL

When: Saturday, April 14, 9 - 11 a.m.
Project: Work in the garden
Community Partner: E.A.T South Downtown Farm
See details and register

Nashville, TN

When: Saturday, April 14, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Project: Work a Farm to Families event
Community Partner: Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
See details and register

New Orleans, LA

When: Saturday, April 21, 7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Project: Assist in serving breakfast to homeless and low-income residents
Community Partner: Crescent City Cafe
See details and register

New York, NY 

When: Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Project: Plant, weed, apply mulch and other work
Community Partner: Gowanus Canal Conservancy - Brooklyn

When: Thursday, April 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Project: Sort and clean donated baby items
Community Partner: 
Room to Grow

See details and register for New York projects

Norfolk, VA

When: Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. - noon
Project: Unload and bag a semi-truck full of produce
Community Partner: The Great Potato Drop 
See details and register

Orlando, FL

When: Saturday, April 14, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Project: Landscape and paint Men's Home and clean the preschool
Community Partner: Orlando Union Rescue Mission
See details and register 

Philadelphia, PA

When: Saturday, April 14, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Project: Plant, weed, sort seeds, conduct light carpentry and cleaning
Community Partner: Bartram's Garden
See details and register

Pittsburgh, PA

When: Saturday, April 21, 9:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Project: Run an Earth Day-themed party for homeless children at the shelter
Community Partner: Homeless Children's Education Fund
See details and register

Raleigh, NC

When: Thursday, April 12, 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Project:
Habitat home build in Idlewood (downtown Raleigh)
Community Partner: 
Habitat for Humanity
Registration and details coming soon

When: Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Project: Work in the warehouse washing out containers, stacking boxes, putting labels on bags and calibrating scales
Community Partner: Rise Against Hunger
See details and register

Richmond, VA

When: Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Project: Complete various garden tasks
Community Partner: Beautiful RVA / 5th District Mini Farm
See details and register

Roanoke, VA

When: Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Project: Serve lunch to families and individuals in crisis
Community Partner: Rescue Mission Ministries
To register, contact Liz Heddleston '07 at lizcbarry@gmail.com.

Rock Hill, SC

When: Thursday, April 19, morning (flexible timing)
Project: Read to children 
Community Partner: Ebenezer Avenue Elementary/Montessori

When: Friday, April 20, afternoon
Project: Plant trees in honor of Earth Day 
Community Partner: Ebenezer Avenue Elementary/Montessori 

When: Saturday, April 21, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Project: Volunteer at crisis assistance ministry
Community Partner: Renew our Community

See details and register for all Rock Hill events

San Antonio, TX

When: Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Project: Sort and pack donated goods for the food bank
Community Partner: San Antonio Food Bank
See details and register

San Francisco, CA

When: Saturday, April 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Project: Play in a scavenger hunt in Dolores Park 
Community Partner: Back on my Feet
See details and register

Savannah, GA

When: Friday, April 20, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Project: Conduct a literacy lesson with an illiterate adult
Community Partner: Stillwell Towers Literacy Project
See details and register

Seattle, WA

When: Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Project: Help develop and maintain the Beacon Food Forest
Community Partner: Beacon Food Forest 
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St. Louis, MO

When: Saturday, April 21, 9:45 a.m. - noon
Project: Preparing sandwiches and other meals for a shelter
Community Partner: Hunger Ministry at Church of St. Michael
See details and register

Tampa, FL

When: Saturday, April 14, 2 - 5 p.m.
Project: Prepare and serve meals
Community Partner: Metropolitan Ministries
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Washington, D.C.

When: Saturday, April 21, 8:45 a.m. - noon
Project: Complete garden work and trash pickup
Community Partner: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

When: Sunday, April 15, 10:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Project: Serve lunch
Community Partner: SOME (So Others Might Eat)
See details and register for D.C. projects

Wilmington, NC

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 5-6:30 p.m.
Project: Preparing "snack packs"
Community Partner: NourishNC
See details and register

West Palm Beach, FL

When: Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. to noon
Project: Complete general improvements (landscaping, painting, construction) at Urban Growers Community Farm
Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity
See details and register

Winston-Salem, N.C.

When: Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Project: House building at construction site
Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity (Forsyth)

When: Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Project: Sorting food products, inspecting dates, packing and loading boxes
Community Partner: Second Harvest Food Bank

See details and register for Winston-Salem projects