Annual Days of Service
Orientation Day of Service during Freshman Orientation in August
Each fall the incoming freshman class volunteer together at locations across Atlanta. During 2012′s Orientation Day of Service, more than 350 students in the class of 2016 volunteered with staff, faculty, and community members at one of nine different nonprofit organizations including Grant Park Conservancy, Books For Africa, Park Pride, TREES Atlanta, Atlanta Furniture Bank, Senior Citizen Services, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Southwest Atlanta Grower’s Cooperative (SWAG), and Crop Mob Atlanta in the OU-Brookhaven Community Garden.
Atlanta Day of Service in October
On the October 2012 Day of Service, nearly 100 students, parents, faculty and staff members volunteered at Sunrise Assisted Living, Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Lynwood Park Recreation Center, Suthers Center for Christian Outreach, and Open Hand.
MLK Day of Service in January
January 16, 2012 brought more than 100 volunteers to serve at Atlanta Union Mission, MedShare, and two St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores. Athletic teams were a huge support including the Men’s Soccer and Lacrosse teams and the Men and Women’s track teams. Oglethorpe President Larry Schall also joined volunteers at MedShare and sorted through 2,476 pounds of supplies to prepare 227 boxes to go overseas.
OU Day of Service in April
On April 13, 2012, nearly 100 OU students, staff, and faculty members volunteered with Drew Charter School, Park Pride, Senior Connections, MedShare, Blue Heron Nature Preserve, and the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program Homeless Outreach in Downtown Atlanta.
If you cannot participate in Oglethorpe’s Annual Days of Service, there are still ways to get involved. Ongoing opportunities with the Center include regularly volunteering with middle school students at PATH Academy, working in the OU-Brookhaven Community Garden, participating in a Civic Engagement Dialogue, sorting food items at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and numerous other opportunities to collaborate with our community and education partners.
To sign up for these and other opportunities, or to speak with someone about how you can apply your passion for service in a way that fits your schedule, come visit the Center for Civic Engagement in the A_LAB, or contact us online.