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Day of Service

Day of Service

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. ~ Albert Einstein

The next Day of Service for Georgia Regents University will be Saturday, Sept. 6. Employees, students, and their families will be given the opportunity to serve our community through volunteering and serving those in need.

Service opportunities will be available at the Ronald McDonald House in Augusta, the Golden Harvest Food Bank, and the Columbia County Food Pantry in Appling, among other locations.

After reviewing the list of organizations and assignment descriptions, sign up for a shift at the service location of your choice.

The deadline to sign-up is Thursday, Sept. 3. If you have any questions contact Karyn Nixon at knixon@gru.edu.

Let's work together to make our community better. Register to volunteer


Some of the organizations listed below are no longer listed on the form. They have been filled to capacity.
Good work GRU, largest turn out ever!
Organization Location # of Volunteers Hours needed Description of Work Children Allowed Other
Aiken County Animal Shelter 411 Wire Rd
Aiken, SC
10 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Walk dogs, play with cats 8 and older accompanied by adult Fill out volunteer application and do 10 minute orientation
Boys and Girls Club EW Hagler Club
1903 Division Street
30 - 35    Prepare football field for play; clean overgrowth along fence line; detail buses 14 & up Need to visit for a walk thru prior to the day of service. 
Christ Community 1226 D'Antignac St 15 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Landscaping, painting, maintenance and clean-up 12+ Please bring yard tools
Columbia County Food Pantry 1959 Appling Harlem Hwy
Appling, GA
15 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sorting & marking donated food, some cleaning and defrosting refrigerators 10 & up accompanied by an adult  
CSRA Humane Society 420 Wood St
Corner of Wood and Milledge Streets
60 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Yard work, cleaning, painting, Sorting yard sale items,etc. 8 and older accompanied by adult Must sign waiver
Family Y - Augusta Miracle League Pavilion Area
1 Freedom Way
40 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Buddies for Kids with disabilities helping to play baseball, base coaches, announcing, etc. 13 and older accompanied by adult  
Fireside Ministries Wheeler Road across from Surrey center 10 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Manual labor, spreading mulch, moving groundbeds 16 and older  
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art 506 Telfair St  Unlimited 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Interior painting, lawn care 8 and older accompanied by adult for lawn care 16 and older interior painting  
Golden Harvest Food Bank Master's Table Soup Kitchen
702 Fenwick Street
20 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cook & Serve 13 and older accompanied by adult  
Golden Harvest Food Bank - Aiken 81 Capitol 30 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sort Food, Stock Shelves, Garden 8+  
Goodwill Augusta Good Books Café 3179 Washington Rd 6 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Organizing books in the bookstore 12 and older accompanied by an adult Orientation upon arrival
Goodwill Augusta Good Books Café 3179 Washington Rd 4 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Assisting the artists with the children's art project 12 and older accompanied by an adult Orientation upon arrival
Goodwill Augusta Retail Store 3179 Washington Rd 6 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hanging and colorizing clothes as well as organizing 12 and older accompanied by an adult Orientation upon arrival
GRU Literacy Center 1401 Magnolia Dr. 8 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Expanding the butterfly garden Yes  
Harrisburg Family Health Care, Inc. 423 Crawford Ave. 3 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Clean up inside building and trash pick-up outside No  
Heritage Academy Augusta State Farmer's Market
Laney Walker Blvd.
10 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Working in greenhouse, planting, cleaning garden area No  
Jenkins-White Elementary  800 15th Ave. Unlimited  8 a.m. - 2 p.m.  weed beds, planting, create flower beds, create outdoor classroom, water trees  Must be accompanied by an adult Volunteer orientation prior to working 
Lucy Craft Laney Museum 1116 Phillips Street (corner of Laney Walker Blvd) 20 10 a.m. - Noon Gardening, painting, filling gift bags 16 and over Gardening tools, paint brushes
Making Ends Meet Bargain Center (Thrift Store) 3850 Washington Rd
Martinez, GA
10 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sorting clothes, merchandising No  
Mistletoe State Park 3725 Mistletoe Rd
Appling, GA
25 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Clearing trails Yes Please bring hand tools, gloves, close-toed shoes. On day of service, please check in with the Visitor's Desk to receive trail assignment
Richmond Academy   20 9 a.m. - noon Clean up Day    
Ronald McDonald House of Augusta 938 Greene St 10 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Inside work - Clean baseboards, ceiling fans, blinds, entire kitchen, open rooms, high areas, wipe down all doors and door knobs No  
Turn Back the Block  1590 Broad Street  Unlimited 8 a.m. – noon  Preparation of new home site  16 & up  Fill out volunteer release on their website. Bring workgloves, closed toe shoes, and yard tools 

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