KSU Day of Service
KSU’s Day of Service is an initiative that began in 2014 with numerous students, faculty, staff and community members volunteering their time to say “thanks” to our community by participating in service projects at local non-profits agencies. Depending on the site, volunteers can choose from activities ranging from light gardening and painting, to trail maintenance and working at a local food pantry.
This annual event is organized by Economic Development and Community Engagement, Volunteerism and Service Learning Support and a Planning Committee made up of students, faculty and staff.
For more information on KSU's Day of Service please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate in the KSU Day of Service?
Students, faculty & staff, and members of the community are all welcome to join us for the event!
What is the time frame of the event?
Most sites require volunteers from 8:30/9:00 am - Noon.
What kind of activities will I be expected to do?
Activities vary each year. Type of activities include: painting schools, packing meals, packing school utensils, planting trees, playing with kids amongst others.
Is transportation provided?Each year, we evaluate whether or not transportation will be provided. For 2022, due to the covid-19 pandemic still affecting our community, we have decided not to provide transportation. All volunteers will be expected to drive themselves to their service site.
Where can I get my free Day of Service T-shirt?
The site leaders will provide each volunteer with a KSU Day of Service t-shirt.
What happens if I can’t make it to check-in?
If you are unable to make it to check-in at your designated site at the appropriate time, please contact your Site Leader via email or cell phone. Each Site Leader will communicate with all volunteers signed up for their site prior to the day of the event to share contact information.
How do I become a site leader? And can I choose the site
In order to become a site leader, please send us an email @ email@example.com telling us about your interest. Yes, you can decide the site for which you want to be a site leader.
What should I wear?
We recommend to wear long pants or jeans and a t-shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty in. Our activities vary each year, but we would like for you to be as comfortable as possible while helping out the community. Please avoid wearing flip-flops and wear closed-toed shoes.
What happens if it rains?
Unfortunately we cannot control the weather but if it rains all decisions will be made one day prior to the event for the outdoor sites. All indoor sites will continued as planned.
What happens if I can't make it to the event at the last minute?
As soon as you know you are unable to attend, please let us know via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
How many registered volunteers does the KSU Day of Service have?
Our numbers have constantly increased since our first event in 2014. We hope you can join us next year!