Sep 02, 2011
As many as 500 student volunteers are expected to take part in Humboldt State University’s 18th annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Sept. 17, in partnership with United Way of the Wine Country-Humboldt/Del Norte Region.
A Day of Caring sign-up desk for Humboldt State students is available weekdays on the University Center Quad from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event will kick off Sept. 17 with a rally at 8 a.m. on the adjoining Art Quad.
Joined by community volunteers coordinated by the United Way Humboldt/Del Norte Region from such organizations as Hoopa AmeriCorps on Native Lands and YouthServe AmeriCorps, HSU students will be in the forefront of the popular day of service, which spans a host of hands-on projects. They include painting, gardening, window washing, fence repair, child care, emergency food box preparation, and habitat cleanup and restoration, among others.
More than 35 non-profit organizations and schools plan to join in the event. Among them are California State Parks, Food for People, Friends of the Dunes, Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods, Garfield and Freshwater Schools, the Redwood Community Action Agency, Manila Community Services District, United Indian Health Services, and the Jacoby Creek Land Trust.
A training session for participating organizations and schools is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Humboldt Area Foundation, Indianola Road.
The diverse community service program will wrap up at noon on Saturday, Sept. 17. Shortly afterward volunteers will be treated to a Thank You Barbecue presented by Eureka chapters of the Kiwanis Club.
HSU’s Service Learning Center and Interns are coordinating student participation. Details are available at the Intern line at 707-826-4964.
Participating non-profits, schools, and community volunteers can get details and sign up with the United Way Office at 707-441-1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.