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Season of Service

SPRING 2022

SEASON OF SERVICE - SPRING 2022

UC Engage is designed to involve students in learning activities outside the classroom.  Through service opportunities, it is our goal to create a spark within our students that empowers them to not only think critically but also feel, care, and do.

We invite you to participate in our Season of Service!

Click the project registration link below the project name for more details about the project and to register for the site.
Social distancing will be observed at each project site. Masks may be required for projects inside or when social distancing cannot be observed.
Volunteers will be required to provide their own transportation to off-campus sites not within walking distance.

These service projects will count toward student credit for UC Engage.

NOTICE TO STUDENTS: It is important to attend the service opportunity you register to participate in because no shows and tardiness will be penalized as stated in the UC Engage course syllabus. UC ENGAGE PARTICIPATION POLICY.

Please select ONE project from the volunteer opportunities below and complete registration to serve.  Contact ucengage@ucumberlands.edu for more information or questions.

PROJECT LIST:

MLK DAY OF SERVICE EVENTS: Events listed on the MLK Day of Service webpage are also included in Season of Service and listed below. Students must register online for MLK Day of Service to participate.

January 17

SENIOR CITIZEN FOOD DISTRIBUTION @ THE WILLIAMSBURG CONVENTION CENTER:  Volunteers assisting Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in distributing food items to senior citizens in need.
**WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS
There are two shifts for service, please be certain you register for correct one:

Wednesday, January 26

10am-11:30am 11:30am-1:00pm

Wednesday, February 23

10am-11:30am 11:30am-1:00pm

Wednesday, March 23

10am-11:30am 11:30am-1:00pm

Wednesday, April 27

10am-11:30am 11:30am-1:00pm

CORBIN BACKPACK PROGRAM: This program gathers every Monday night throughout the school year to pack lunches for needy children in Knox and Whitley counties. Approximately 900 backpacks are stuffed every Monday night.  5:45PM- 7:15PM
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

January 3   January 10   January 17   January 24   January 31

February 7   February 14   February 21   February 28

March 7   March 14   March 21   March 28

April 11   April 18   April 25

CUMBERLAND FALLS CLEAN-UP:  Volunteers will meet in front of the gift shop and visitor center at 2 PM. Park in the main parking lot to the falls and follow the sidewalk to the first building.
Picking up trash on trails, beach and overlook areas.  Students will need to wear closed toe shoes and bring drinking water. They will need to sign a volunteer form that will be available on site. 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

January 17   February 4   February 25   April 15

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CORBIN, CARNEGIE MISSIONS FOOD PANTRY:
Every THURSDAY–Help as needed, deliver food bags to patrons' cars, and help prepare food bags. 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

January 6   January 13   January 20   January 27

February 3   February 10   February 17   February 24

March 3   March 10   March 17   March 24   March 31

April 7    April 14    April 21

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CORBIN MUSTARD SEED GARDEN: Help harvest and maintain our garden. Thursdays, 10:00 AM- 12 PM
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

April 7   April 14   April 21

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH WILLIAMSBURG, BACKPACK MINISTRY:
TUESDAYS
–Pack backpack bags each week for Williamsburg Elementary students and drop them off at the school. 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

January 4   January 11   January 18   January 25

February 1   February 8   February 15   February 22

March 1   March 8   March 15   March 22   March 29

April 12   April 19   April 26

MLK DAY FOOD PANTRY, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILLIAMSBURG:
Monday, January 17

10am - 12pm   12pm - 2pm   2pm - 4pm

FOOD PANTRY, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILLIAMSBURG:
Monday
s, volunteers will be packing food bags for families to pick-up and helping as needed. 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM
Wednesdays, volunteers will be helping food pantry customers load groceries. 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
**WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

Dates Open for Registration:

Mondays, 1:30- 3:00 PM

January 17   February 14   March 14   April 18

Wednesdays, 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

January 19   February 16   March 16   April 20

Wednesday, 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

January 26

GOD'S PANTRY & FOOD BANK WAREHOUSE: Volunteers will be sorting food and drink products into separate bins throughout the warehouse.  Social distancing will be observed. Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.  Mondays 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

January 3   January 10   January 17   January 24   January 31

February 7   February 14   February 21   February 28

March 7   March 14   March 21   March 28

April 4   April 11   April 18   April 25

GRACE ON THE HILL FOOD PANTRY:
MONDAYS, 10:15 AM- 12 PM
: Volunteers will be loading food bags into carts that will then be handed to families in cars.
TUESDAYS, 11:15 AM- 1 PM: Volunteers will help organize and unload food supplies and prepare food bags for pickup. 
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

Mondays, 10 AM- 12 PM

January 3   January 10   January 17   January 24   January 31

February 7   February 14   February 21   February 28

March 7   March 14   March 21   March 28

April 4   April 11   April 18   April 25

Tuesdays, 11:15 AM- 1 PM

January 4   January 11   January 18   January 25

February 1   February 8   February 15   February 22

March 1   March 8   March 15   March 22   March 29

April 5   April 12    April 19   April 26

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CATHOLIC CHURCH: Cleaning flower beds and general lawn maintenance around the church property and organizing the food pantry. 2:00 PM- 4 PM
**WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

Dates Open for Registration:

April 19

RECYCLING CENTER PROJECT:  Volunteers will be participating in recycling center clean-up and organizing. 2:00 PM- 4 PM
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

January 17   March 25   April 22

WHITLEY COUNTY OLD COURTHOUSE MULCHING: Volunteers will be installing mulch in the flower beds around the courthouse.
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

Friday, April 8

9am - 11am

CORBIN COLONEL FEST: A community festival located in downtown Corbin.  The students will be involved in facilitating kid’s games (such as toss the chicken in the bucket, ring toss, face painting, egg on the spoon race), giving away prices, and help with children’s contests.
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Saturday, April 23 

9am - 12pm   12pm - 3pm   3pm - 6pm

EMERGENCY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES SHELTER, WILLIAMSBURG: The Williamsburg Homeless Shelter has been closed for a few months.  To reopen this much-needed facility, several tasks need to be completed.  Volunteers will assist with cleaning of the ECM and might assist with paint or other light renovation projects. Dress accordingly with clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and closed toed shoes.  
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Monday, January 17

10am - 12pm

PROM CLOSET, WHITLEY COUNTY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER: Volunteers will organize and straighten formal attire and general cleaning of the space preparing for Prom season in the spring.
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Monday, January 17

1pm - 3pm

WHITLEY COUNTY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL- NOTES OF ENCOURAGEMENT & WINTER CLEAN:
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Monday, January 17

10am - 12pm

OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Volunteers will set up registration table, mark the course, clean up after walk. The Out of the Darkness Walk is in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Kentucky Chapter. 
**WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

Saturday, April 2 

11am - 1pm   1pm - 3pm

MUSICK FARM GRAVEL TRAILS- Volunteers will be placing gravel on walk paths on the farm.  Dress accordingly with clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and closed toed shoes.  
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

April 1

9am - 11am

WILLIAMSBURG INDEPENDENT SCHOOL- NOTES OF ENCOURAGEMENT & WINTER CLEAN: Volunteers will be cleaning desks, locker, water fountain areas, and door handles with sanitizing wipes. Volunteers will then write notes of encouragement on post-it notes and leaving on desks and lockers. 10am - 12pm 
**WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

Monday, January 17