Once a month, work with 8-10 fellow students 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.
Saturday, Sept. 10: Ada Jenkins Center
The Ada Jenkins Center is a well-respected community center that provides neighbors in the Lake Norman area with the tools for a better life. Volunteers will help with a large interior painting project.
Saturday, Sept. 24: Carolina Raptor Center
The Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors. Volunteers will provide general outdoor landscaping and trail maintenance.
Saturday, Oct. 22: Catawba Lands Conservancy
The Catawba Lands Conservancy is a land trust that permanently conserves and manages land for public benefit. They are dedicated to saving land and connecting lives to nature. Volunteers will assist with clearing vegetation and help provide general outdoor trail maintenance.
Saturday, Nov. 12: Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Loaves & 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.
Register for a Service Saturday by the Wednesday before the service day.
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.