HWS students will join nonprofit agencies, area churches and community members throughout the greater Geneva region as they volunteer at the fall Day of Service on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Volunteering at 17 sites, the students and community members will work on projects that provide spaces for art, connectivity and play such as the Geneva Public Library, the Smith Center for the Arts and Mt. Olive Baptist Church. They will also help neighborhoods beautify and improve their parks and playgrounds, as they work alongside members of the Geneva Business Improvement District and Neighborhood Associations among other groups.
Participants will meet at noon on Stern Lawn, where they will receive Day of Service T-shirts featuring the logos of local businesses, student organizations and other donors that make the day of giving back possible. Volunteers will also enjoy lunch before venturing to their service locations. Interim President Patrick A. McGuire L.H.D.’12 will offer a welcome and Jeremy Wattles, associate director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning will give opening remarks.
This August, Washington Monthly’s College Guide and Rankings named HWS the No. 1 liberal arts institution for service for the second year in a row.
An HWS tradition for nearly 20 years, Day of Service became Days of Service in 2008, when students and the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning added additional Days of Service throughout the year so more HWS and Geneva community members could get involved and develop sustained relationships.