Annual Day of Service - Saturday, August 9th, 2014
I want to first congratulate all of you on becoming a part of the best medical school there is! Secondly, thank you so much for your interest in the annual UNC School of Medicine Day of Service! Please look over the various service project descriptions for the day of service and then fill out the Google form to get signed up. Also, if you’d like to buy a T-shirt, that will be done through the same Google form.
This year we are doing Day of Service a little differently. To encourage participation and provide you a rewarding way of earning College Cup Points, we will be assigning the various colleges to the service projects listed below. Each participant will receive 10 points for their college to go towards the College Cup. What is your college, and what is College Cup? No worries; once you arrive for orientation week, you will be assigned to an advisory college where you will hear all about what advisory colleges are, college points, and the coveted college cup. Once you have been assigned to a college, you will be emailed about the service project you to which you have been assigned, what you will need to bring/wear, and where to pick up your Day of Service T-shirt, if you ordered one.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me! Thanks again for giving back to your new community and home for the next four years.
WMS VP of Community Service
In case you were wondering what college points get you beyond bragging rights
- Deadline for registering for day of service WITH a t-shirt: July 27th at 11:59PM.
- Deadline for registering WITHOUT a t-shirt: August 3rd at 11:59PM
Link to sign-up!
- Please out this Google form to sign up, and after you have been placed into an advisory college you will be notified of what project you will be doing with your college.
How to order your shirt [$12]:
- Use the Underground Printing link
Here’s what your first UNC School of Medicine tshirt will look like:
Service Project Options
At SEEDS, volunteers will work with DIG (Durham Inner-city Gardeners). These are teenagers who are developing leadership, teamwork and business skills as they tend a community garden with fellow teenagers from all walks of life. They not only tend a communal garden, but learn how to sell the fruits of their labor at the Durham Farmer's Market. Volunteers will help with planting, harvesting, weeding and other assorted gardening projects. (Shift: 9 am to 12pm)
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank is the first organization of its type in the state, accepting food from grocery stores, farmers, manufacturers, and individuals. Last year, they distributed 35 million pounds of food to organizations throughout North Carolina. This helped feed 400,000 individuals! At the Durham warehouse, you and your classmates will help sort and package food for shipment to soup kitchens, food pantries, and emergency shelters throughout the state. The food bank needs several hands to help with lifting and sorting. Volunteers working at this site will be there from (Shift: 9 am to 12pm)
Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House works closely with the School of Medicine pediatric interest group to support the services of North Carolina's Children's Hospital. The house provides lodging to families of children undergoing medical treatment far from home. The comfortable, family environment of the Ronald McDonald House provides welcome calm and stability to the families who stay here during trying times. It is truly Chapel Hill’s “House with a Heart.” Help us to serve pediatric patients and their families by performing light maintenance and cleaning tasks around the house. We are certain that it will be a memorable and rewarding experience. Volunteers working at this site will be there from (Shift: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
Habitat for Humanity (Orange and Durham Counties)
As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. We have more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, we have helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide. (Shifts: 8:15am-12pm & 12:30pm-4:30pm , 8:30 to 11:30am &12:30 to 3:30pm)