Skip to Main Content

Dawg Day of Service 2018

Saturday, August 25th, 2018
This has ended. If you attended, let the organizer know by recording your impact!

About

Close DateAug 23, 2018 8:00am or when space runs out.
Age Limit18 and up
Description
Join ServeUGA for Dawg Day of Service 2018 on August 25, 2018!

Dawg Day of Service is UGA's largest annual day of community service, providing a great opportunity to work with other students to make a positive impact in the community. See our list of service sites below for this year's event and sign-up today to volunteer at a local organization in Athens-Clarke County!

  • Registration opens at 9am in the Tate Student Center grand ballroom (5th floor). A light breakfast is included.
  • Groups will begin to depart at 10am for their service site. Transportation is provided to most sites!
  • All service projects will wrap-up by approximately 1pm.
  • Upon returning to campus, there will be pizza available for everyone.

If you have any questions, please feel free to be in touch with Sarayfah Bolling via email at sbolling@uga.edu.

Requirements
Many of our sites will involve work outside, so please wear sneakers and clothes you won’t mind getting a little dirty.
PerksFirst 500 people to show-up will get a Dawg Day of Service t-shirt!
First 250 people to show-up will get a Dawg Day of Service water bottle!
Transportation is provided to most service sites.
A light breakfast will be available at registration.
Pizza will be provided when you return to campus after volunteering.
Parking DetailsParking is free on the weekends in the Tate Student Center parking deck.
CausesAnimals Arts & Culture Children & Youth Community Disabled Education Environment General Service Homeless & Housing Hunger Poverty & Basic Needs Seniors Victims' Services
SkillsCleanups Help w/Animals Help w/People Landscaping Maintenance Moving Mulching Office Work Painting Planting and Gardening Remove Debris
GivePulse
489 Positions Filled | 212 Impacts | 683 Hours

Multiple Addresses

Shifts (19)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
THIS IS A DRIVE YOURSELF SITE! You must be able to drive yourself or carpool. Still check-in at registration before departing.

Volunteers will be sorting, cleaning, and moving donated items to be sold for fundraising purposes.

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity brings families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent, affordable housing.

For more information, please visit https://www.athenshabitat.com/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
5/5Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
Volunteers will help with farm tasks such as planting, weeding, harvesting, minor landscaping, and litter pick up.

Athens Land Trust works to conserve, empower and sustain communities through responsible and visionary land use.

For more information, visit: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
83/90Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
THIS IS A DRIVE YOURSELF SITE! You must be able to drive yourself or carpool. Still check-in at registration before departing.

Volunteers will staff the BFK Book Sale, assist patrons, and straighten books.

Books for Keeps’ primary program is a research-based effort to end “summer slide,” the learning loss suffered by many children when they are away from school.

For more information, please visit http://booksforkeeps.org/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), 1055 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605
15/15Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
Volunteer will work to remove overgrowth, fallen limbs, and underbrush from grave sites. Slight risk of poison ivy and fire ants. Closed-toe shoes are a requirement. Long pants recommended. We will have some bug spray on hand, but volunteers may bring their own, if desired. We also recommend wearing sunscreen, and bringing along some water.

Brooklyn Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery that went ignored but is now being restored.

For more information visit:
http://www.brooklyncemetery.org/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
2/30Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
Volunteer will work to remove overgrowth, fallen limbs, and underbrush from grave sites. Slight risk of poison ivy and fire ants. Closed-toe shoes are a requirement. Long pants recommended. We will have some bug spray on hand, but volunteers may bring their own, if desired. We also recommend wearing sunscreen, and bringing along some water.

Brooklyn Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery that went ignored but is now being restored.

For more information visit:
http://www.brooklyncemetery.org/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
96/100Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
Volunteers will work to remove invasive vegetation, help with a small construction project, or help clean up project sites.Slight risk of poison ivy and fire ants. Closed-toe shoes are a requirement. Long pants recommended. We will have some bug spray on hand, but volunteers may bring their own, if desired. We also recommend wearing sunscreen and bringing along some water.

Chew Crew is a student-led prescribed grazing effort that aims to involve the UGA community in restoring neglected green spaces.

For more information visit: https://ugachewcrew.wordpress.com/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), 400 S Hull St., Athens, GA 30602
16/17Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
Volunteers will be assisting with preparing for one of ESP's largest fundraisers, Big Trail & Tug, which consists of a 5k Run, Family Mud Run, and Tug of War Completion. Volunteers will be helping clear the trail and other needs for this event.

Extra Special People serves children and young adults with developmental disabilities and their families through year-round thrive programs, family support, and community involvement.

For more information, visit: http://extraspecialpeople.com/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
40/40Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
Volunteers will help set up tents, tables, chairs, signage, etc. for an outdoor fund-raising event "Will Rock 4 Food"; all proceeds benefit our Food2Kids Program which feeds 1800 food-insecure school children in northeast GA. Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable work clothes.

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia works toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty.

For more information, visit: http://www.foodbanknega.org/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
21/21Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
THIS IS A DRIVE YOURSELF SITE! You must be able to drive yourself or carpool. Still check-in at registration before departing.

Volunteers will work together on painting and applying wood sealant to the front porch. No prior experience or special skills needed.

Hands On Athens aims to create a coalition of organizations dedicated to assisting low-income Athens Clarke County homeowners in historic neighborhoods to maintain, repair, and restore their properties as part of overall neighborhood revitalization.

For more information, visit: http://handsonathens.weebly.com/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), 1763 West Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA 30606
5/5Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
Volunteers will be working on site to weed, move soil, and mulch school garden beds to prep them for students to plant. Closed toed shoes and long pants are required.

Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful works to educate and empower citizens and businesses with the resources to take action as environmental stewards of litter prevention, waste reduction, and beautification.

For more information, visit: http://athensclarkecounty.com/179/Keep-Athens-Clarke-County-...

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), 1600 Tallassee Road, Athens, GA 30606
6/6Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
THIS IS A DRIVE YOURSELF SITE! You must be able to drive yourself or carpool. Still check-in at registration before departing.

Volunteers will complete general office clean up like moving filing cabinets to the dumpster, painting, etc.

**Trigger Warning: May cause an emotional response.**

Kindred Hospice provides the physical, emotional and spiritual resources needed to make the most of every moment, with the extraordinary service you expect.

For more information, please visit https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/our-services/hospice/types....

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
10/10Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
Volunteers will help spruce up the studio spaces while learning about print disabilities and the services Learning Ally offers to blind and dyslexic people all over the country; activities will include damp-cloth dusting, window washing, sweeping, and hanging posters around campus. Absolutely no perfume or cologne.

Learning Ally is a national non-profit dedicated to helping students with print disabilities, including blindness, visual impairment and dyslexia.

For more information, visit: https://www.learningally.org/Volunteer/Studio-Locations/Athe...

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
14/15Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
Volunteers will help with Adopt a Highway litter cleanup, general cleaning and maintenance projects around the space.

Nuci's space provides obstacle free treatment for musicians suffering from depression and other such disorders as well as to assist in the emotional, physical and professional well-being of musicians.

For more information visit: http://www.nuci.org/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
8/8Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
VOLUNTEERS MUST PRINT AND SIGN SEPARATE LIABILITY FORM: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13A7PpIO1yj8PLq43hpbP47VH...
Please bring with you to DDOS Check-In.

Volunteers will help with a variety of outdoor projects to help spruce up Oasis' facility. This may include: building mini-dams, sanding/painting, clearing brush, leveling dirt, and moving mulch.

Oasis Católico Santa Rafaela provides after-school tutoring for children, as well as many other services to the broader Latino community in Athens.

For more information visit: https://sites.google.com/site/oasistutors2/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
69/70Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
Volunteers will help with larger projects in Project Safe's Thrift Store that take many hands such as helping knock out big projects, sort donations, help customers, and create eye-catching displays! Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes and clothes that they do not mind getting dirty.

Project Safe works to end domestic violence through prevention and educational programs, crisis intervention, ongoing supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and their children, and advocacy/ systems change work in our community.

For more information, visit: http://www.project-safe.org/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
20/20Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
THIS IS A DRIVE YOURSELF SITE! You must be able to drive yourself or carpool. Still check-in at registration before departing.

Volunteers will work at an individuals house identified by SHAARE to help with landscaping and gardening.

SHAARE raises funds to assist and contribute to the safety and improvement of low income senior and elderly citizen homeowners who need home repairs and improvements.

For more information visit: http://www.shaare.info/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
18/18Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
Volunteers will be harvesting crops for donation or UGArden's produce stands around the community, and seeding plots for the fall.

UGArden seeks is to build a community of students centered on a sustainable food system.

For more information visit: http://ugarden.uga.edu/ugarden4/Welcome.html

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
16/18Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
THIS IS A DRIVE YOURSELF SITE! You must be able to drive yourself or carpool. Still check-in at registration before departing.

Volunteers will be working visiting with residents, distributing calendars to each room, filling bird feeders, tidying up, and planting flowers if time permits

University Nursing & Rehabilitation Center works to excel in Quality Health Care & Compassion with a commitment to care for our community.

For more information, visit: http://www.universitynursingandrehabilitationathens.com/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
6/6Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
Volunteers will remove invasive species, and help with trail maintenance including installing a fence and picking up trash.

Watershed UGA is a town/gown stream restoration and protection initiative aimed at engaging the campus community in sustainability through watersheds.

For more information visit: https://www.watershed.uga.edu/

Registration will be in Tate Center Grand Ballroom (5th floor), Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602
39/40Over

Wall

Sierra Ashe wrote on June 16th, 2018

Hello, my name is Sierra Ashe. I do not see a list of service sites to choose from so I can register. If you could guide me to them or clarify the website that would be great. Thank you.

GivePulse profile picture of Margaret Schrayer Margaret Schrayer  3 months ago
Try now, the event page (bit.ly/ddos2018) shows a list of service sites and you can register for the one you want.