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Local Projects

In 2018, 450 Davidson alumni, family members and friends joined us for one or more of the service projects listed below. The list will give you a sense of the breadth and focus of past projects and will be useful to service event coordinators looking to plan a project in 2019. 

If you're interested in planning a project for 2019, contact Davidson Volunteer Week project manager Mackenzie Warren '10 or Amoura Carter '07 indicating your interest. If you're looking to participate in a project, check back in February and March 2019 for new project details. 

Davidson Volunteer Week Projects

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 
See details and register

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
See details and register

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