Volunteers who look forward to lending a paw for Augusta University’s annual Days of Service can begin registering Sept. 15.
The annual Days of Service project gives Augusta University students, employees and their families the opportunity to come together in service to the community and help those who need it most. This year, Days of Service will be from Nov. 1-19, ensuring the university will broaden its impact by serving over the course of three weeks.
This year’s service projects include a mix of virtual and in-person opportunities that offer options for all volunteers’ interests and schedules.
Additionally, instead of registering individually as in years past, volunteers are encouraged to form service teams, then choose a team leader who will register the team for their preferred project.
“Mid-September is a time for charity and service across the country, in recognition of National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11. Therefore, I encourage everyone in the Augusta University community to take time over the next few weeks to reflect on the service needs in our community and make a plan to support them in November,” said Tina Baggott, associate vice president of Volunteer Services and Community Engagement.
This year, Days of Service will offer more than 90 service project options from community partners across the CSRA, including:
- Augusta Training Shop, an organization that provides work training for people with disabilities, needs volunteers to help them organize their facility and get ready for the holiday season. Volunteer tasks include pressure washing buildings, doing yard work, organizing and cleaning, moving large pieces of furniture, painting and repairing bathrooms and more.
- The SPCA Albrecht Center has several virtual service projects that will help shelter pets feel more at home until they find a forever family, including collecting donations and making bandanas and toys for dogs and cats.
- Christ Community Health Services hosts an annual “Christmas Toy Store” event for their pediatric patients and families, and needs a group of volunteers to conduct a toy drive for children ages 0-12. During Christmas Toy Store, CCH lets parents “shop” for new toys and gifts to give their children at Christmas. All types of toys are accepted, from stocking stuffers to scooters.
- The Georgia Cancer Center is hosting a variety of virtual service projects that support the center’s efforts to assist cancer patients and families.
All of the 2021 service projects will be available for viewing when project registration opens Sept. 15. For more information, visit the Days of Service website or contact the Office of Volunteer Services and Community Engagement.
Registration closes Friday, Oct. 8.