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Season of Service

FALL 2021

SEASON OF SERVICE - FALL 2021
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:

COOK-OUT hosted by DIVERSITY DEPARTMENT: Set up an area for the picnic, manage activity stations, and clean up after the picnic. **WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

Dates Open for Registration:
August 23

3:00 PM-5:00 PM  5:00 PM-7:00 PM

COLONEL SANDER MINI MARATHON, CORBIN, KY: JOIN IN THE EXCITEMENT OF CORBIN'S 2nd MINI MARATHON & 10K! Volunteers will be helping us set up tables and chairs, Staffing water stations, helping with awards, route clean up, directing runners to stay on the right route, etc. **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Date Open for Registration:
November 13
6:00 AM- 9:00 AM: Set-up    8:00 AM- 11:00 PM: Course    11:00 AM- 2:00 PM: Clean-up

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:
August 25
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM   11:30 AM- 1:00 PM

September 22
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM  11:30 AM- 1:00 PM

October 27
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM   11:30 AM- 1:00 PM

November 24
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM   11:30 AM- 1:00 PM

CORBIN BACK PACK 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:
August
August 23   August 30

September
September 6   September 13   September 20   September 27

October
October 4   October 18   October 25   

November
November 1   November 8   November 15   November 22   November 29

December
December 6

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE, CITY OF CORBIN: Join in the celebration of the city of Corbin's Christmas Open House! Volunteers will be helping serve hot chocolate and kids crafts. **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Date Open for Registration:
November 21
12:00 PM-3:00PM  3:00 PM-6:00PM

CHRISTMAS PARADE VOLUNTEER, CITY OF CORBIN: Join in the celebration of the city of Corbin's Christmas Parade! Volunteers will be helping as needed. **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Date Open for Registration:
December 4
4:30 PM-7:30PM

CUMBERLAND FALLS CLEAN-UPVolunteers 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:
September 10

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:
August 
August 26

September
September 2   September 9   September 16   September 23   September 30

October
October 7   October 14   October 21   October 28

November
November 4   November 11   November 18

December
December 2   December 9

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CORBIN MUSTARD SEED GARDEN: Help harvest and maintain our garden. Thursdays, 9:00 AM - 10-30 AM **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:
August 
August 26   

September 
September 2   September 9   September 16   September 23   September 30

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CORBIN, WHITE FLAG MINISTRY: Thursdays –Help as needed, prepare weekend food bags for homeless patrons, and help serve meals to the White Flag guests. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:
October 
October 7   October 21

November 
November 4   November 18

December 
December 2   December 9

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH WILLIAMSBURG, BACKPACK MINISTRY: Tuesdays –Pack backpack bags each week for Williamsburg Elementary students and drop them off at the school. 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:
August 
August 31

September 
September 7   September 14   September 21   September 28

October
October 5   October 12   October 19   October 26

November
November 2   November 9   November 16   November 23   November 30

December
December 7

FOOD PANTRY, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILLIAMSBURG: Mondays, 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 from 1:30 - 3 PM
September 13   October 18   November 15

Wednesdays from 4 PM - 6 PM
September 15   October 20   November 17

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 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:
August
August 30

September
September 13   September 20   September 27

October
October 4   October 11   October 18   October 25

November
November 1   November 8   November 15   November 22   November 29

December
December 6

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.
WEDNESDAYS, 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 from 10:15 AM - 12 PM
August
August 30

September
September 13   September 20   September 27

October
October 4   October 11   October 18   October 25

November
November 1   November 8   November 15   November 22   November 29

December
December 6

Wednesdays, 11:15 AM - 1 PM
September

September 1   September 8   September 15   September 22   September 29

October
October 6   October 13   October 20   October 27

November
November 3   November 10   November 17   November 24

December
December 1   December 8

THE LANE THEATER- WILLIAMSBURG ACTION TEAM: Painting, cleaning, promotional efforts (making posters, creating social media campaigns, etc.).   Students should wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothes they don't mind getting dirty.  Some students may choose to bring their laptops if they wish to work with the promotional projects. 2:00 PM - 4 PM **WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

Dates Open for Registration:
September 24   October 22   November 19

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:
October 22

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:
September 17   October 22   December 3

WHITLEY COUNTY AIRPORT PRESSURE WASHING: Volunteers will be pressure washing the floors in two plane hangers. **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE. Dates Open for Registration:

September 10
9:00 AM-11:00AM   11:00 AM-1:00PM

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:
September 17
9:00 AM-11:00AM   1:00 PM-3:00PM

FOOTBALL GAME DAY VOLUNTEER: Volunteers would be monitoring foot traffic, by the handicap ramps, during this time.  They would be able to watch the game from where they will be posted.  
Please note: This project will last longer than the required UC Engage project time of 2 hours.  The project will last the duration of the football game, 4 hours max.  Students who register for this project will receive their UC Engage credit and an additional 2 hours added toward their 40-hour community service graduation requirement. 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM **WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

September 25   October 23

SAXTON CHURCH OF GOD: Volunteers will be moving some church pews, cleaning inside the church, light yard work, and some outside painting. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

September 11

US MARINES, TOYS FOR TOTS, WILLIAMSBURG: Volunteers will be doing computer entry, answering phone calls and email, inventory, unboxing toys by age, general clean-up, and breaking down boxes. 
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE. 
11 AM- 1 PM 

October 1