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Season of Service

Fall 2020

SEASON OF SERVICE: Fall 2020

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 will 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 and Orientation 100.

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. 
If a service date is grayed out, registration is full.

SHOES 4 THE SOUL: More information coming soon.

FOOD DRIVE DELIVERY: November 24, 2020
Location: Catholic Church, 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM **WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS
November 24, 2020 @ 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM  

Location: First Baptist Church, 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM **WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS
November 24, 2020 @ 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM  

Location: Student Services Office, 9 AM- 11 AM **WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS
November 24, 2020 @ 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM

TOYS FOR TOTS: Volunteers will help bag toys based on a family list, verify family’s identification, deliver toys to car of family, direct traffic, or other services as needed. **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE. Date Open for Registration:    December 5, 2020 @ 9:00 AM- 12:30 PM December 5, 2020 @ 12:30 PM- 3:00 PM

RECYCLING CENTER PROJECT: Volunteers will be participating in recycling center clean up and organizing. **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE. Dates Open for Registration:

December 4, 2020 @ 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

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

November 25, 2020 10-11:30am November 25, 2020 11:30 am-1:00pm

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. 5:45PM- 7:15PM **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE. Dates Open for Registration:

November 23, 2020 November 30, 2020

December 7, 2020

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:

CHURCH CLEAN-UP- INSIDE AND OUTSIDE: At Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Williamsburg, volunteers will be working inside the church cleaning and doing some light yardwork around the property. 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM **WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS Dates Open for Registration:

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. Masks required. Mondays from 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE. Dates Open for Registration:

November 23, 2020

November 30, 2020 December 7, 2020

THE LANE THEATER: Cleaning the theater, organization of storage items and possibly assisting with making posters for upcoming events. 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM **WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS Dates Open for Registration:

OLD WHITLEY COUNTY COURTHOUSE FLOWERBED RE-MULCHING: Volunteers will be removing old mulch from around the courthouse & putting new mulch back. 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM **WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS Dates Open for Registration:

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CORBIN, CARNEGIE MISSIONS FOOD PANTRY: Every Thursday –deliver food bags to patrons’ cars and help prepare food bags. 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM Every 2nd Thursday of month –help organize and unload food supplies and prepare food bags for pickup. 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE. Dates Open for Registration: NOTE: There are two shifts every 2nd Thursday of the Month, please be careful to select the time you need.

December 3, 2020 @ 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM

December 10, 2020 @ 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM

FOOD PANTRY, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILLIAMSBURG: Volunteers will be packing food bags for families to pick-up and helping as needed one Monday a month. 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM **WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS Dates Open for Registration:


 

COLONEL SANDERS MINI MARATHON: JOIN IN THE EXCITEMENT OF CORBIN’S 1st MINI MARATHON! 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: Saturday, November 14, 2020

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: Saturday, December 5, 2020

December 5, 2020 @ 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

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: Sunday, November 22. 2020

November 22, 2020 @ 12:00 PM- 2:30 AM

 

REFUGE RIDGE, WOLFE DOG RESCUE: Volunteers will be helping with maintenance, graveling and cleaning at the Wolfe dog rescue.

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.

WHITE FLAG MINISTRY:  The White Flag is a homeless, cold weather relief ministry in Corbin. This opportunity requests help packing weekend bags that consist of food and other helpful cold weather items. We will try to fill 140 bags each day.  4:00 PM- 6:00 PM **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Date Open for Registration:

GOOD THYMES ORGANIC FARM:  This project will include planting fall herbs and mulching/prepping future planting sites. Possibly moving some hay around. 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Date Open for Registration:

THE REDBUD RIDE:  The Redbud Ride, established in 2006 in London, Kentucky, is a scenic and challenging cycling ride enjoyed by cycling enthusiasts, professions, and amateurs alike. Rest stops are available throughout the ride and are manned by enthusiastic volunteers. Volunteers will hand out water and prepackaged snacks, refill sanitizer stations, and cheer on the riders as they enjoy the beautiful Kentucky weather. 

Volunteers will be helping at Rest Stop Stations, refilling prepackaged food/drink items, refilling sanitizer spray on surfaces, and radio SAG drivers if needed. **STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Date Open for Registration:  October 10, 2020

MUSICK FARM: Volunteers will be using wheelbarrows to put gravel on walk paths for Ms. Musick. 
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Date Open for Registration: