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Service Day Fall '17

Friday, September 29th, 2017

About

Positions0 Remaining
Registration OpensTill registration closes
Registration Closes24 hours before each shift ends or when space runs out.
Age Limit18 and up
Description
Service Day, planned by Service Programs and the Center for Social Justice, is held once a semester where students, staff, and faculty come together to serve with local nonprofit organizations. You can choose to serve at one of the sites listed below.

Please arrive at the time listed for your site of choice, or we suggest arriving at 8 a.m if you have no preference. Thank you!

Everyone MUST check-in on-campus on the morning of the event at Pida Plaza on the north side of the Student Union, near the grassy side. 

Everyone returns to the Student Union after their service project for food and refreshments!

Sign ups close on February 8th at 5pm.  If you plan on serving as a group, please have all participants register individually!

*Times for each shift will be updated. 

*For all sites: please bring a reusable water bottle.  (Take Back the Tap will be hosting a bottle swap if you bring a one-time bottle and need to swap it in for a reusable one!)

*All must wear closed-toe shoes, shirts with sleeves AND long pants for working to protect against injury. Improper attire may mean being unable to join your group.

*Please note that service projects are subject to change depending on the needs of the community partners.

Feel free to contact serve@unlv.edu if you have any questions!
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Requirements
Open to UNLV students, faculty, and staff only.
PerksParticipants will receive a free t-shirt! Food and refreshments will be available when participants return to the Student Union after their service (we are happy to meet dietary needs as we are notified).
CausesChildren & Youth Education Environment Homeless & Housing LGBTQ+ Poverty & Basic Needs
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145 Positions Filled | 56 Impacts | 191 Hours

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Shifts (10)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Fri, Sep 29, 8:00AM
End: Fri, Sep 29, 12:20PM
Assistance League of Las Vegas is a nonprofit volunteer organization that transforms the lives of children through community programs. Assistance League of Las Vegas is to be a well-recognized philanthropic organization that understands and works to meet ever-changing needs of our community through adaptable programs.

Volunteers will be dressing and bagging teddy bears that are distributed to first responders to give to children that have experienced a traumatic event.

Enter from the front side of the building on Charleston, through the door to the right (or east) of the Thrift Shop, 6446 W. Charleston Blvd, LAS VEGAS, NV 89154
15/15Over
Start: Fri, Sep 29, 8:00AM
End: Fri, Sep 29, 12:20PM
We are committed to educating children and families to fight childhood obesity and related diseases so they will live healthier, more productive lives, by providing robust programming, direct interaction, and empowering educators.

Volunteers will be planting at Booker Elementary school garden.

2277 N M.L.K. Blvd, LAS VEGAS, NV 89106
8/8Over
Start: Fri, Sep 29, 8:00AM
End: Fri, Sep 29, 12:20PM
Dinosaurs and Roses is a Non-profit that operates thrift stores that aim to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need by direct contribution of goods. Proceeds from store sales are used to fund their community outreach programs.

We will be organizing the thrift store, book department and the entire store to get ready for the grand opening on October 3.

Pida Plaza, UNLV Student Union, LAS VEGAS, NV 89154
19/20Over
Start: Fri, Sep 29, 8:00AM
End: Fri, Sep 29, 12:00PM
Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary was established in 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it offers a safe haven for animals of all types.
Volunteers will be working on the continuous clean up of the amphitheater and sanctuary area.

*Please wear closed toe shoes, clothes that they are comfortable getting dirty. Bring gloves and plenty to drink.

8103 Racel Street, LAS VEGAS, NV 89131
7/7Over
Start: Fri, Sep 29, 8:00AM
End: Fri, Sep 29, 12:20PM
Lake mead is the largest water reservoir in the United States and is under the control of the National Park Service. The reservoir serves water to the states of Arizona, California, and Nevada, providing sustenance to nearly 20 million people and large areas of farmland.
Volunteers will be participating in a litter clean up.

601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005
8/25Over
Start: Fri, Sep 29, 8:00AM
End: Fri, Sep 29, 12:15PM
Our mission is to create a visitor experience that builds culture and community, inspires environmental stewardship and celebrates the vibrant history of the Las Vegas Valley.

Examples of volunteer work you could expect to perform at the Springs Preserve on the Garden team:
Raking, Weeding, Digging, Planting, Trash removal
Most Jobs require: Bending, stooping, standing, walking, lifting, working outdoors in the elements including high summer temperatures.
All group garden work takes place outdoors in the elements. Please prepare for this by dressing appropriately with sturdy shoes/boots, sun protection, hat, gloves, snacks and clothing allowing for gardening work. Please join our sustainability efforts by bringing a water bottle to refill.

333 S Valley View Blvd, LAS VEGAS, NV 89107
17/17Over
Start: Fri, Sep 29, 8:15AM
End: Fri, Sep 29, 12:00PM
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, a community-based organization, supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada.

Volunteers will be creating safer sex kits.

401 S. Maryland Parkway, LAS VEGAS, NV 89101
10/10Over
Start: Fri, Sep 29, 8:30AM
End: Fri, Sep 29, 12:00PM
The Clark County Wetlands Park includes 2,900 acres of water, trails, and trees along the Las Vegas Wash. As well as the Wetlands Nature Preserve, Nature Center, and access from multiple trailheads, the Wetlands Park includes walking and biking trails in designated areas, plentiful opportunities for wildlife viewing, photography, and simply escaping to a unique natural environment. The Park is a shaded, green oasis overlooking the city of Las Vegas.

Volunteers will be participating in an outdoor event cleaning up the Las Vegas wetlands.

* Can take more if needed.

Clark County Wetlands Park 7050 Wetlands Park Dr., LAS VEGAS, NV 89122
28/30Over
Start: Fri, Sep 29, 8:45AM
End: Fri, Sep 29, 12:00PM
The mission of DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning experiences that ignite a love of lifelong learning.

360 Promenade Place, LAS VEGAS, NV 89106
15/15Over
Start: Fri, Sep 29, 8:45AM
End: Fri, Sep 29, 12:00PM
The Public Education Foundation works to bring about transformational change in teaching, learning and education leadership.

10 volunteers will be needed for the teacher exchange program, and 8 will be needed for the literacy program.

4350 South Maryland Parkway, LAS VEGAS, NV 89154
18/18Over