UVa-Wise Day of Service April 21

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will host the 8th annual Cavaliers Care: A Day of Service on Saturday, April 21.

A variety of projects will be available for members of the UVa-Wise and surrounding community.  Please keep in mind that a limited number of participants will be assigned to each project. All volunteers will receive a confirmation email with details about their project a few days in advance of the event.

To organizations: All members must register individually to ensure an accurate count for participants.

Walk-ins will be welcome on Saturday, April 21. They will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis to the various available projects.

Check-in and breakfast for all Day of Service volunteers will be from 8-8:45 a.m. in the Greear Gymnasium.  Please remember to dress appropriately for both the weather and the project. Upon check-in, volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, courtesy of the UVa-Wise Student Government Association. Breakfast is provided courtesy of the Wise Kiwanis Club.

This year’s projects to be conducted from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. are listed below. Please note that some events are open to all participants and others are restricted to specific groups and organizations. Also note that some projects are located on-campus and others are off-campus in local areas;  transportation is not provided. Carpooling is available if noted on registration form.

The 2018 projects open to any and all volunteers include:

CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION (open to all; on-campus): participants will complete a variety of clean up and landscaping projects in and around campus.

PET ADOPTION BLANKETS (open to all; on-campus): participants will create hand-crafted ‘tie’ fleece blankets for a the local Animal Rescue.

LAURELS NURSING HOME ACTIVITY (open to all: off-campus): participants will interact with residents by participating in a BINGO activity.

HERITAGE HALL NURSING HOME CRAFT (open to all:  off-campus):  participants will interact with residents by completing a craft.

The 2018 projects open only to UVa-Wise clubs and organizations include:


CAMP BETHEL CLEAN UP (open to ATHLETES only; off-campus): Highland Cavalier athletes will complete a variety of cleaning and upkeep projects in and around Camp Bethel facilities.

TOWN OF WISE CLEAN UP (open to SGA only; off-campus): members of SGA will work on clean up and landscaping projects within the Town of Wise.

FAMILY CRISIS SUPPORT SERVICES (open to GREEKS only; off-campus): members of GREEK LIFE will work with Family Crisis Support Services of Wise County on various projects to help the community.

HERITAGE HALL NURSING HOME ACTIVITY (ROTC & open to all:  off-campus): participants will interact with residents by participating in a BINGO activity.

CAMPUS FOOD BANK SET UP (open to NSLS only; on-campus):  participants will assist in assembling shelves and organizing space for the establishment of a campus food bank to serve UVa-Wise.

To find out more about how to participate in the Day of Service, contact Mikaela Logan, Assistant Director of C. Bascom Slemp Student Center at 276-376-3430.

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