Once a month, 8-10 fellow students work on a service project with a local nonprofit organization. Each service project is student-led, and addresses a different social issue. After each service outing, you and your group members will discuss the experience over a meal.
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
Loaves and Fishes provides a week's worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families in Charlotte-Mecklenburg who are in short-term crisis. Volunteers will sort, distribute, and restock items at the pantry alongside other community members.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Our Towns Habitat for Humanity seeks to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope throughout North Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. The ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used household items. Volunteers will sort and stock donated items alongside other community members.
Charlotte Rescue Mission
Charlotte Rescue Mission provides Christian-based residential recovery programs that help people struggling with substance abuse, poverty or hopelessness. Volunteers will prepare and serve a meal for residents.
Lake Norman YMCA
The Lake Norman YMCA seeks to connect and engage people to enhance lives and build community. The YMCA nurtures the potential of every child, improves the nation's health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back in ways that support our neighbors. Volunteers will assist Lifeguard staff in preparing the waterfront for the season.
Registration for fall 2017 outings will be available in August.
For more information, to lead a Service Saturday trip, or to co-sponsor a Service Saturday trip, contact Kyle Goodfellow, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.