Annual Day of Service- Saturday, August 10th
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 your preferences on the Google form. Also, if you’d like to buy a T-shirt, that will be done through the same Google form.
Please bear in mind that Friday night includes a late orientation “event”, so if you think that you won’t be ready to volunteer at 8 AM after being out late, please consider a later time! You will receive an email at a later date detailing what project you have been assigned and what you will need to bring/wear.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me! Thanks again and CONGRATULATIONS on becoming part of the best medical school there is!
WMS VP of Community Service
PS! This will be your FIRST opportunity to earn COLLEGE CUP POINTS!
- Deadline for registering for day of service WITH a t-shirt: July 28th at 11:59PM.
- Deadline for t-shirt payment: July 28th at 11:59PM. (Payment info included below. If you do not pay by the deadline, or contact me in regards to your payment, your t-shirt will not be ordered)
- Deadline for registering WITHOUT a t-shirt: August 4th at 11:59PM
Link to sign-up!
How to pay for your shirt [$12]:
-check made out to Jocelyn Wang
-PayPal to jocelynYwang@gmail.com
Service Project Options
Carolina Tiger Rescue [15 people per time slot; 30 total]
For over a quarter century, Carnivore Preservation Trust has provided refuge to amazing threatened cat species that are integral to the survival of their native ecosystems. Founded by a UNC professor, the Trust also seeks to educate people on the importance of the diversity of life on this planet, and gives them a chance to see up close what we stand to lose if we fail to develop our planet in a sustainable manner. You will help maintain the preserve by pruning or doing outdoor work! Volunteers going to this site will be working from 8:30am to 1pm or 12:30pm to 5pm.
SEEDS [10-20 people]
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. Volunteers will be working at this site from 9 am to 12.
Source Force [6-10 people]
Source Force is an organization that reaches out to people living with HIV/AIDS and/or cancer who live at or below the poverty line. They assist with clothing, food, emergency funds and even rent when no other funding is available. It is an organization that relies strictly on help from volunteers and donations. Volunteers will be organizing and doing inventory of donations from 8 am to 12. Some volunteers will also help to clean out the organization van. Volunteers should please be aware that colognes and perfumes should not be worn as this can cause an adverse reaction in the organizations clients.
Piedmont Wildlife Center [10 people per time slot; 20 total]
Piedmont Wildlife Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential resources for the preservation of native wildlife. They achieve their mission through education programs, conservation programs and promoting the care of injured and sick native wildlife. Volunteers will be involved in some outdoor work and will need to bring working gloves. Work at this site will begin at 9 am – 12 OR 1 pm – 4 pm.
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina [30 people]
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 9 am to 12.
Ronald McDonald House [10-15 people]
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 12 pm – 2 pm.