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Day of Service 2015 registration ends Thursday Sept. 10

Residents of the CSRA will have a chance to give back to the community during Georgia Regents University’s Day of Service on Sept. 12.

Community members are invited to join GRU employees, students and their families to help organizations in our area through volunteer service.

“GRU is a huge part of Augusta and the surrounding communities; this is our home, and we must take pride in it by caring for our city and for each other,” GRU President Brooks Keel said. “Day of Service shines light on one of GRU’s most important institutional values – compassion. We encourage our faculty, staff and students to be socially responsible by reaching out and lending a helping hand through various community service projects, and we are asking community members to join us this year as well.”

Volunteer opportunities – some of which welcome children – include playing with and walking pets, doing lawn work, painting walls and interacting with veterans. Time of service varies according to activity and venue needs.

All volunteers will get a free Day of Service T-shirt and wristband, which they can pick up on Sept. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the GRU Wellness Center at 1459 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta, or in the Jaguar Student Activities Center breezeway on GRU’s Summerville Campus at 2500 Walton Way, Augusta.

Volunteers will also get a free pass with their Day of Service wristband to a special celebration, which will include a jazz concert with Wycliffe Gordon & NuFunk Revolution, Travis Shaw and the Mike Frost Band. There will also be a barbecue while it lasts. The celebration will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, following Day of Service Activities, at the D. Douglas Barnard Amphitheatre on GRU’s Summerville campus.

To sign up to volunteer for Day of Service, click here. Each volunteer must complete a separate registration, including children.

The deadline for registration is Sept. 10. Click here to sign.

For more information, please email dayofservice@gru.edu.