The first Day of Service for Georgia Regents University will be held on Feb. 9 and there are many ways you will be able to get involved.
“We wanted to give people as many opportunities as we could and make it accessible for everyone,” Coordinator Kerry Cartledge said. “We want everyone to get involved, faculty, staff, students and their families.”
There are many opportunities around the area that will be available, like volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House in Augusta, helping with Golden Harvest Food Bank in Augusta and the Columbia County Food Pantry in Appling, for example. There are other opportunities that are being developed, according to Cartledge.
“We will have something for people who want to work with pets, for people who want to work with the elderly and many other opportunities,” she said.
There will be a signup website available early next week and an email will be sent out with all the finalized details. It is asked that everyone sign up and you will be able to signup for two-hour blocks, but you can do more or less, as needed.
“We know that people have busy lives and we want to be as flexible as we can,” Cartledge said. “But we do want to get everyone involved and for GRU to make a difference in the community.”
Volunteers will get a free t-shirt for participating and you will be enrolled in a raffle as special thanks.