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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.

Day of Service registration now available

The next Day of Service for Georgia Regents University will be Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Employees, students and their families will be given the opportunity to serve our community through volunteering and serving those in need.

Various service locations are available, and there are places that will allow you to bring your children. After reviewing the list of organizations and assignment descriptions, please register for a shift at the service location of your choice. Each volunteer must complete a separate registration, including children. Once a location is full, it will be removed from the site.

Day of Service T-shirts and wristbands can be picked up on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the Wellness Center on the Health Sciences campus and in the JSAC breezeway on the Summerville Campus.

To recognize and appreciate all of our volunteers, a special celebration including a barbeque and jazz concert will be held the evening of Sept. 12 at the D. Douglas Barnard Amphitheatre. The celebration starts at 5:30 p.m. and BBQ will be served while supplies last. The Jazz starts at 6 p.m. with Wycliffe Gordon & NuFunk Revolution and, Travis Shaw and the Mike Frost Band as the featured performers. There is FREE admission for all volunteers who are wearing a Day of Service wristband. Other attendees can purchase their ticket on-line, at the Maxwell Theatre box office or at the door.

Dip Metress and the GRU Athletic Department are so thankful for your participation that they are giving FREE admittance to the GRU vs Lander Men’s and Women’s Basketball Games on Jan. 9 to everyone who attends the game in their Day of Service T-shirt.

To sign-up to volunteer on Day of Service, click here.

The deadline to sign-up is Thursday, Sept. 10. For more information, please email DAYOFSERVICE@gru.edu

Save the Date: Day of Service 2015

Mark your calendars now. GRU will hold its annual Day of Service on Saturday, Sept. 12. This serves as an opportunity for employees and students to give back to the community.

Last year, more than 500 volunteers contributed their time and services to help those in need at locations throughout Richmond, Columbia, and Aiken counties. Every minute donated in service to our community makes a difference that will last a lifetime.

Day of Service was introduced in 2011, when 261 volunteers contributed more than 800 hours with local nonprofit organizations.

Record number of volunteers participate in Day of Service

Georgia Regents University’s Day of Service, held Saturday, Sept. 6, included more than 500 volunteers who contributed their time and services to help those in need at locations throughout Richmond, Columbia, and Aiken counties.

Volunteers were recognized that evening with a special celebration on GRU’s Summerville Campus, followed by the “Jazz at the G” concert series, held at the D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre.

Day of Service was introduced in 2011, when 261 volunteers contributed more than 800 hours with local non-profit organizations.

Don’t forget your Day of Service T-shirt!

Day of Service shirtsDay of Service T-shirts were distributed to volunteers on Wednesday, but if you didn’t get yours, don’t worry.
You can stop by the Maxwell Alumni House on the Summerville Campus  to pick up yours.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, following GRU and GRHealth’s annual Day of Service at 5:30 p.m., our volunteers will be honored with a BBQ dinner at the Maxwell Alumni House on the Summerville Campus.
The celebration will continue with a concert at 6 p.m. in the D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre. The concert is free and will kick off our “Jazz at the G” series. Guest artists will be Joel Cruz and Karen Gordon, The Tandem, and the JAMP Masters. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Maxwell Theatre.
For more information on the “Jazz at the G” series kickoff, click here.

Day of Service has great response

The outreach and registration by the GRU community for the Day of Service has been great so far, according to Day of Service Coordinator Karyn Nixon.

“I want to thank everyone for signing up and for making your personal time available,” Nixon said. “It is really amazing how so many are willing to give back so much.”

The Day of Service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, across the CSRA.

“Each year, the university and health system come together to give back to our community. This year is no different, and we are excited about the volunteer opportunities available as well as the impact our service hours will have on the organizations we serve,” said Nixon. “And to say thank you to everyone for their hard work, our Day of Service Planning Committee has a special event planned for that afternoon.”

To recognize and appreciate the many volunteers anJazz at g logod organizations, a special celebration, including barbecue, will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. on the Summerville Campus at the Maxwell Alumni House. The celebration also kicks off the “Jazz at the G” series at 6 p.m., which will be held at the D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre, featuring local jazz artists Joel Cruz with KGordon, JAMP Masters, and The Tandem. “Jazz at the G” is free and open to the public. Please invite your friends and family.


Day of Service gives back to community

Day of Service — Georgia Regents University faculty, staff, and students reached out to the community on Saturday, Sept. 14, to work with local organizations. They visited local boys and girls clubs, the Red Cross, animal shelters, food pantries, the Ronald McDonald House, and more throughout the CSRA. Over 550 participated in the event this fall and that was a big gain over the 400 participants in the spring Day of Service.

Day of Service coming up

Spring 2013 Day of Service
Volunteers raked, pulled weeds and other landscaping work at Christ Community of Augusta during the first Day of Service for Georgia Regents University.

The Day of Service, Sept. 14, will be a chance for Georgia Regents University to make a difference.

“I worked at the last Day of Service (that was held on Feb. 9) and it was amazing,” Day of Service Coordinator Kerry Cartledge said. “People came up to us and told us how appreciative they were for the work we were doing. It really does make a difference.”

And that’s what it is all about, making that difference in people’s lives, according to Cartledge. We often do that every day at GRU through our work on our campuses, but these kinds of projects allow us to go out into the community and make a difference in their organizations.

This year’s Day of Service will be much like the last one, according to Cartledge, with many of the same groups returning.

“They were very excited to be a part of this again,” Cartledge said about the groups involved. “We are even working on adding a few new groups.”

Organizers are hoping to do two-hour blocks again, but you can do more or less, as needed, as they want to make sure everyone has a chance to get involved.

To sign up for Day of Service, click here.

We believe in our community

We believe in our community, and it showed as more than 330 GRU faculty, staff, students, and families participated in the university’s first Day of Service on Feb. 9. Throughout the day, GRU volunteers primed, painted, sorted, and landscaped as they provided much needed assistance to various community organizations.

“We had a record breaking number of volunteers for the Day of Service. Overall it was a huge success and I look forward to being a part of the next one,” said Kerry Cartledge, Chair of the Employee Advisory Council and Day of Service Organizer.

Among the 16 organizations that hosted GRU volunteers were the Ronald McDonald House, Golden Harvest Food Bank, the Human Society, and Goodwill Augusta.

“Several organizations have let us know that they are extremely grateful for our help, a lot of work was accomplished and they would love to have us come back,” said Cartledge.

Day of Service registration ends tomorrow

Registration for GRU’s first Day of Service ends tomorrow. It’s not too late to sign up for a two or three hour time slot. The Day of Service, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, is open to all GRU employees, students, and their families.

Join us as we come out in record numbers to serve the local community through volunteering and serving those in need. The Augusta Riverwalk has been added to the list of service opportunities.

View the complete locations and descriptions and register online.