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Day of Service

SWU Day of Service
March 2019 - Date to be determined

The Day of Service is a day that has been dedicated to serving others. In honor of this day, there are no classes for on-campus students. Some projects will occur in the morning, afternoon, or all day. Students will receive chapel credit for participating in one of the University-sponsored projects.

See list of 2018 projects below.


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2018 Project List

Campus faculty and staff were asked to submit project proposals for this day. Below you will see a description of each available service project and the associated project leader. Current students can review the list of projects and sign up for a project using your name, email, and student ID number.

 

Asbury Hills / Camp Providence (Cleveland, SC)

Asbury Hills is on 2,000 acres nestled in the northwest corner of South Carolina in the Blue Ridge mountains. Our mission is to serve all people for Christian birth, growth and renewal. We offer summer camp experiences for children and youth, and retreat events for children, youth, adults and families throughout the year serving churches, non-profit organizations and the community. Volunteers are needed for removing existing playgrounds and railroad ties, cleaning, and building campsites and an amphitheater area for worship times to assist Camp Providence, a ministry of Asbury Hills.

Note: If students sign up for this project, they are responsible for their own transportation to get there. Address is 1462 Providence Church Road, Anderson, SC 29626

Project Supervisor: Dr. Daryl Couch and Prof. Kim Welborn
Volunteers: up to 30
Tentative Schedule: All Day

Central Elementary School

Central Elementary is a Title I school located in Central, SC. Title I schools serve a high percentage of low income students. Because it is a Title I school, Central Elementary has a lot of needs that other schools in the area do not. Sponsored by SWU Track and Field, participants will be asked to do a variety of tasks including weeding, pick up nature trail, play with kids and put down mulch.

Project Supervisor: Greg Thiel
Volunteers: SWU Track and Field Team
Tentative Schedule: TBD

Clemson Community Care / Renewal Center - FULL

Clemson Community Care serve low income families in Clemson, SC. The center is in need of paper product, so participants will be asked to coordinate a paper drive (paper towels and toilet paper) prior to the Day of Service. On the Day of Service, participants will deliver collected items to the center. Afterwards, participants will go to Renewal Center in Greenville. Renewal Center serves women who have overcome struggles of addiction in Greenville, SC. Participants will be bringing pizza to have lunch with staff and clients.

Project Supervisor: Prof. Mildred Williams
Volunteers: 10-12
Tentative Schedule: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Day of Service Drivers/Logistics - FULL

Volunteers are needed to transport students and faculty to various off-campus sites. Students must have completed the University driving course and be listed on the University’s insurance as a driver. Volunteers are needed for the morning, afternoon, or all day.

Project Supervisor: Dr. Justin Carter
Volunteers: 10
Tentative Schedule: Varies

Identifying Graves with Pickens County Sesquicentennial - FULL

The Pickens County Historical Society is in need of a group of students to assist them in identifying graves and entering the information into a nation web database. This is a very unique opportunity to learn about the historical atmosphere of Easley, SC. And be a part of a national recognized historical data entry team.

Project Supervisor: Anne Sheriff
Volunteers: 10-12
Tentative Schedule: TBD

Golden Corner Food Pantry - FULL

The Golden Corner Food Pantry is the largest food pantry in Oconee County, serving over 3,000 poor and disadvantaged people each month with emergency and supplemental food supplies. Their mission is to provide emergency and supplemental food to disadvantaged and low-income residents of Oconee County. They provide food for temporary relief until people can get back on their feet (emergency) or food for those who can’t quite make ends meet and need occasional help in getting by (supplemental). Students will partner with members of Golden corner to distribute, sort, and deliver food to members of the community as well as assist in any other needs of the pantry.

Project Supervisor: Emily Bloxdorf
Volunteers: 8-10
Tentative Schedule: 9am-12pm

Maintenance Lagoon Clean Up

Participants are needed to assist in the clean-up of the lagoon behind the maintenance facility. They will be needed to help in relocating construction blocks, bricks and building materials. Participants will also be used to help load dumpsters with pieces of scrap metal. Participants will be asked to wear closed toed shoes as well as clothing they don’t mind getting dirty.

Project Supervisor: Adam Ladd
Volunteers: 15-20
Tentative Schedule: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Potter's Place - FULL

The Potter's Place, located in Central, provides an environment of quiet solitude in which those who come can seek God and be molded into the vessel "The Potter" desires. Volunteers are needed for removing and hauling dead wood to burn piles, painting, window washing, planting flowers, and general outdoor work.

Project Supervisor: Dr. Paul Shotsberger
Volunteers: 10-20
Tentative Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Practice Range Clean-Up - FULL

Under the direction of the superintendent of grounds, Rob Bowling, the grounds crew is responsible for the many outdoor venues, parklike settings and athletic fields at SWU. Volunteers will be needed to fill divots on the tee boxes and pick up balls on the range and in the surrounding woods.

Project Supervisor: Rob Bowling
Volunteers: 10-15
Tentative Schedule: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.