[Orientation] Update on 2009 Community Service Day

Students:  The response from your class for your Community Service Day has been incredible!  


If you haven't responded yet, check your UofL email inbox for the details on the various service projects available, including time, place, number of volunteers, and any special notes.  (Brief descriptions are pasted below.)  Then visit the websites of the organizations if you are not familiar with them.   Finally, send an email with your first three choices to lawrsvp@louisville.edu by July 27.  ALL projects are on Friday August 14 except for Habitat, which is on the 15th.


Operation Brightside; http://www.louisvilleky.gov/Brightside/; Litter cleanup. We pick the time and location(s) and Brightside provides bags, gloves, and will pick up the filled bags.

St. Vincent De Paul; http://www.svdplou.org/; May vary, but will probably include painting, project work in the clothes closet, and helping to move the thrift store and the maintenance shop. Specifics will vary depending on the number of volunteers.

Habitat for Humanity; http://www.hfhlouisville.org/; NOTE: this project is on Saturday August 15; Working alongside skilled construction staff in renovating and maintaining Habitat-owned buildings. Types of Construction Projects: Volunteers work on nearly every facet of home construction, helping with dozens of tasks including preparing the site for construction, framing, insulating, siding, hanging drywall, painting and landscaping, just to name a few.

Family Scholar House; http://familyscholarhouse.org/; Assembling Baskets of Cleaning Supplies for the residents of the Scholar House.

Animal Care Society; www.animalcaresociety.org; Painting, walking dogs, bathing dogs, cleaning, yard work, possibly some organization tasks at this no-kill facility.

Kentucky Refugee Ministries ; www.kyrm.org; Organizing donation basement, possibly assisting a family that arrives to resettle.

Hosparus ; http://www.hosparus.org/index.php; Several small projects, e.g., stuffing envelopes and doing labels for 1000 invitations for a charity event; putting together packets for incoming medical students.

Masonic Homes of Kentucky; http://www.masonichomesky.com/; Work with approximately 15 residents on a craft project.

Home of the Innocents; http://www.homeoftheinnocents.org/; Approximately two hours will be interacting with children (reading to them and wheeling them around); then lunch (provided); then from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., students will help to organize store room area.