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Season of Service

FALL 2022

SEASON OF SERVICE - FALL 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:


COLONEL SANDERS MINI MARATHON, CORBIN, KY: JOIN IN THE EXCITEMENT OF CORBIN'S 3rd 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:
Saturday, November 12

6:00 AM- 9:00 AM: Setup Crew   

8:00 AM- 11:00 AM: Course Crew   

11:00 AM- 2:00 PM: Clean-up Crew: Course Crew


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

Dates Open for Registration:
There are two shifts for service, please be certain you register for correct one:

Wednesday, October 26

10AM- 11:30AM   11:30AM- 1:00PM

Wednesday, November 23

10AM- 11:30AM   11:30AM- 1:00PM


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. 
5:45 PM- 7:15 PM
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

October 3   October 10   October 17   October 24

November 1   November 7   November 14   November 21   November 28

December 5


CHRISTMAS BOXES FOR APPALACHIA - OLIVE BRANCH MINISTRIES - FBC CORBIN: Volunteers will be checking, assembling and organizing Christmas gift boxes for children in need.
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Date Open for Registration:

November 7   November 8   November 9   November 29   November 30

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 with kids crafts and card making.
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Date Open for Registration:
Sunday, November 20. 2022 

12:00 PM- 3:00 PM   3:00 PM- 5:30 PM


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 3 

4:30 PM- 7:30 PM


CUMBERLAND FALLS CLEAN-UP:  Volunteers will meet in front of the gift shop and visitor center at 1:50 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:

October 7


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:

October 6   October 13   October 20   October 27

November 3   November 10   November 17

December 


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CORBIN, WHITE FLAG MINISTRY:
Thursdays – Prepare weekend food bags for homeless patrons, prepare for winter relief ministry and helping with shoebox ministry.
3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

November 3   November 10

December 1   December 8


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH WILLIAMSBURG, BACKPACK MINISTRY:
Tuesdays (and one Wednesday) –Pack backpack bags each week for Williamsburg Elementary students and drop them off at the school.
1:00pm-2:15pm
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

October 4   October 11   October 18   October 25

November 1   November 9 (Wednesday)   November 15   November 29

December 6


FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILLIAMSBURG: 
Wednesdays, volunteers will be helping food pantry customers load groceries.
**WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

Dates Open for Registration:

WEDNESDAYS, 4:00-5:30 PM

October 19

November 16


FOOD PANTRY  PACKING, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILLIAMSBURG:
Mondays,
volunteers will be helping to pack groceries for food pantry clients.
**WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

Dates Open for Registration:

MONDAYS (1:30-3:00 PM)

October 17

November 14

 
GOD'S PANTRY & FOOD BANK WAREHOUSE - LONDON:
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- 3:30 PM
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

October 3   October 10   October 17   October 24   October 31

November 7   November 14   November 21   November 28

December 5


GRACE ON THE HILL FOOD PANTRY - CORBIN:
MONDAYS, 11:15 AM- 1PM
: Volunteers will be assisting with distribution of food boxes.
TUESDAYS, 11:15 AM- 1 PM: Volunteers will assist with shelving food orders.
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:
Mondays, 11:15 AM -1 PM

October 3   October 10   October 17   October 24   October 31

November 7   November 14   November 21   November 28

December 5

Tuesdays, 11:15 AM - 1 PM

October 4   October 11   October 18   October 25

November 1   November 8   November 15   November 22   November 29

December 6

 
OCTOBERFEST FESTIVAL (CORBIN TOURISM):

Running children’s activities for the event such as face painting, ring toss, pluck a duck, etc. 
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Date Open for Registration:
Saturday, October 8, 2022

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM   12:30 PM – 3:30 PM   3:30 PM – 6:30 PM


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

Dates Open for Registration:

November 2

 
CEDARIDGE RECYCLING CENTER PROJECT - WILLIAMSBURG:
  Volunteers will be participating in recycling center clean-up and organizing.
10:00AM-12:00PM & 2:00 PM- 4 PM
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:

October 28

December 2


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

Dates Open for Registration:
Friday, September 23 (9:00AM - 11:00AM)


FOOD DRIVE DELIVERY- FBC WILLIAMSBURG: Volunteers will be loading food and toiletry items from the Student Center, then delivering them to First Baptist Church in Williamsburg.
**WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

Dates Open for Registration:
Tuesday, November 22 (12:30 PM – 2:30 PM)

November 22


FOOD DRIVE DELIVERY- OLPH CATHOLIC CHURCH WILLIAMSBURG: Volunteers will be loading food and toiletry items from the Student Center, then delivering them to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Williamsburg.
**WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

Dates Open for Registration:
Tuesday, November 22 (12:30 PM – 2:30 PM)

November 22

  
FOOD DRIVE DELIVERY- WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL: Volunteers will be loading food and toiletry items from the Student Center, then delivering them to Williamsburg High School.
**WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

Dates Open for Registration:
Tuesday, November 22 (12:30 PM – 2:30 PM)

November 22


QPR GATEKEEPER TRAINING FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION – UC COUNSELING CENTER: QPR Gatekeeper Training for suicide prevention. QPR is a set of skills for response to someone in crisis and can save lives. Participants will receive a 2-year training certificate.
**WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

Dates Open for Registration:

October 19

November 11


HISPANIC VOLUNTEER DAY - DIVERSITY DEPARTMENT - CINCINNATI: landscaping/gardening (Vegetable, flowers and fruit garden, weeding and mulching), painting, cleaning (indoor & outdoors), organizing, kid's activities, write get well cards, etc.
**This event will require additional registration.  Once you’ve registered on the Season of Service website, you will be sent the registration link to register through the event site. 
**TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED       

Dates Open for Registration:
October 8 (8:30 AM- 12:30 PM leaving UC at 6:00am)

October 8


CIDERNIGHT RIDE – LONDON FARMER’S MARKET: Students will assist with setup and teardown of events as well as managing any clothing items that are returned at the event.   We may also ask them to sort items in bags or assist riders if needed. 
**STUDENT MUST DRIVE TO PROJECT SITE.

Dates Open for Registration:
Saturday, October 8

10:00AM-12:00PM   12:00PM-2:00PM   2:00PM-4:00PM   4:00PM-6:00PM   6:00PM-8:00PM


CANDYLAND - FBC WILLIAMSBURG: Candyland is a Halloween celebration for children & the community.
**WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS

Dates Open for Registration:
Monday, October 31

5:00PM-8:00PM