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Students at MLK Day of Service

Season of Service

Spring 2020

We invite you to participate in our Season of Service

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.

Click the project registration link below the project name for more details about the project and to register for the site.

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 and Orientation 100. If you participated in MLK Day then you have earned your service credit and do not need to register for one of these, but can participate if you so choose.

NOTICE TO STUDENTS: It is important to attend the service opportunity you register to participate in because no shows will not be rescheduled or made-up with out 48-hour notice.

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

ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK OPPORTUNITIES: Each of these opportunities will count toward UC Engage Credit. Please contact the appropriate person listed below to register.

Mountain Outreach in Letcher County, KY - This trip is open to all students, faculty, and staff and will occur March 6-12. Because this trip is sponsored by the university it is free of charge. Mission activities will include construction and maintenance projects as well as children’s ministry within one of the most impoverished communities in Kentucky. To get more information and register, please visit: https://www.ucumberlands.edu/form/mo-spots-team

Cornerstone Community Church in Clarkston, GA - This trip is open to students, but has limited availability. Cornerstone is partnering with Envision Atlanta March 7-13 to serve and evangelize refugees in what is considered the most diverse square mile in America. The cost of the trip is $500. Please contact Jordan Infield if you are interested in this trip at jordan@ccchurchky.com

Immanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY - This trip will occur March 7-14 and is open to students with a cost of $300. Immanuel is partnering with New Beginnings Church in Brooklyn to engage in cross-cultural evangelism and missions amongst an incredibly diverse community. To get more information and register, please visit: https://weareibc.com/mission-trips/brooklyn-spring-2019

Corbin Back Pack Program

This program gathers every Monday night at 6 pm throughout the school year to pack lunches for needy children in Knox and Whitley counties. Approximately 900 backpacks are stuffed every Monday night.

Dates Open for Registration:

April 6, 2020 April 13, 2020
April 20, 2020

Food Pantry, First Baptist Church Of Williamsburg

Volunteers will be packing food bags for families to pick-up and helping as needed while pantry is opened to public.

There is a morning shift and an afternoon shift, please be certain you register for correct one:

February 19, 2020:
March 18, 2020:
April 15, 2020: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Recycling Center Project

Volunteers will be participating in recycling center clean up and organizing.

Dates Open for Registration:

April 3, 2020 April 17, 2020

Burning Clover Trail Run

Dates Open for Registration:

Valentine's Day Bingo At The Nursing Home

Dates Open for Registration:

WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL HOME TRACK MEETS

This event is a high school track meet hosted by Williamsburg Independent. Many high schools from across the state of Kentucky will be participating.

Volunteers will be assigned duties that need extra hands during the event to assist in race day success.

April 4, 2020: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
April 13, 2020: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
April 28, 2020: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

ELDERLY FOOD DISTRIBUTION AT THE WILLIAMSBURG CONVENTION CENTER

Volunteers assisting Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in distributing food items to elderly in need.

There are two shifts for service, please be certain you register for the correct one

January 22, 2020:
February 26, 2020:
March 25, 2020: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
April 22, 2020: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Cumberlands Glow Run Volunteers

Help us light up the night at The Cumberlands Glow Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk, an event designed for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Funds raised will benefit The B Squad Project’s Sister Swag Event. Volunteers will help us in three different groups: 1.) Set-Up for Race; 2.) Race Guides Along the Route; 3.) Wrap it up.

Event is March 20, 2020. Times Open for Registration:

Cumberland Falls Trail 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.

Volunteers will be removing wood scraps from a bridge and set of stairs that was built on trail #1.

Dates Open for Registration:

April 14, 2020

Tricounty Conquer 5K Volunteer

This race will be the 9th Annual Tri-County Conquer 5K in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year they will have a super hero theme with themed games, face painting, and interaction with superheroes for children. The purpose of these events is to raise awareness that sexual assault affects children, young people, middle-aged people, and the elderly.

Dates Open for Registration:

April 18, 2020

Corinth Missionary Baptist Church Spring Cleaning

Volunteers will be providing some spring cleaning in and around the church building.

Dates Open for Registration:

April 18, 2020 10 AM - 12 PM