Society & Culture

Dawg Day of Service gives campus community opportunities to volunteer

Georgina Nembhard

Athens, Ga. – More than 15 registered student organizations and campus departments at the University of Georgia will partner for a campus-wide volunteer effort, Dawg Day of Service, on Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will participate in 18 community service opportunities around the Athens area.

“Dawg Day of Service is intended to bridge the connection between UGA and Athens, allowing students to see and understand the importance of being an active citizen and giving back to their communities,” said Katie Johnston, senior coordinator for UGA’s Center for Leadership and Service.

The event is open to UGA faculty, staff and students. Volunteers may choose from service activities at UGArden, Bear Hollow Zoo, Project Safe, Brooklyn Cemetery, Clarke Middle School, the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Sandy Creek Nature Center, East Athens Community Center, North Oconee River Greenway, Keep Athens Beautiful, Learning Ally, Oasis Católico, the Athens Area Homeless Shelter, Coile Middle School and Nuçi’s Space.

Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. on Legion Field.

Transportation to some sites will be provided. Preregistration is required and a limited number of volunteer slots are available.

Event sponsors include the UGA Parents and Families Association, the Center for Leadership and Service, Volunteer UGA, the Panhellenic Council and IMPACT at UGA.

Also for Dawg Day of Service Aug. 24, the Athens Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association is asking for volunteers to help with the annual Books for Keeps book sale for shifts at either 8:30 a.m-1 p.m. or 1-5:30 p.m. at the Homewood Village Shopping Center, 2415 Jefferson Road.

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