Skip to Main Content

Freshman Day of Service: Ambassadors in Action

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
This has ended. If you attended, let the organizer know by recording your impact!

About

Positions0 Remaining
Registration OpensTill registration closes
Registration ClosesAny time before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Description
Forge friendships and assist nonprofit organizations in YOUR community. 
GivePulse
573 Positions Filled | 446 Impacts | 1,657 Hours

Location: The Ballroom is on the second floor on the Kent Student Center, Kent State Student Center Ballroom, 1075 Risman Dr, Kent, OH 44240

Shifts (20)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Assembling binders and other materials on mental health awareness and boxing them for mailing to school districts. These materials will help reduce the stigma that often prevents youth from reaching out for help if they have mental health concerns. Hosted by Red Flags National.10/10Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Make colorful fleece blankets for children using a no-sew tying method. Blankets will be donated to the Miller Community House in Kent, which provides emergency shelter to families in a housing crisis. Sponsored by JOANN Fabrics and hosted by Kent State Circle K.55/55Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Prepare free, healthy meals for community members. By recovering food that otherwise would go to waste, the kitchen prepares 300 nutritious meals each week for those struggling with food insecurity. Meals will be donated to local organizations that provide free meals in the community. Hosted by the Campus Kitchen at Kent State.34/35Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Decorate and stuff duffel bags with gifts, notes, and necessities to benefit the children in the local foster care system. Sponsored by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), who are community volunteers just like you who stand up and speak out to help abused and neglected children.30/30Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Assemble care kits for people experiencing homelessness. Organize donations and prepare small bags with necessities. The kits will be donated to the Peter Maurin Center, a local non-profit that serves a homeless population in our area. Hosted by the Peter Maurin Center.48/50Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Help the Child Development Center (CDC) prepare for the upcoming year through landscaping, organizing, power washing and painting fences. The CDC provides exemplary early education and hires around 60 undergraduate students to assist in childcare and classrooms serving toddlers, preschoolers, or kindergarteners. Hosted by the CDC.18/25Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Use poetry to respond to problems in our communities in your own voice with your own writing. Engage with the stories of the Wick Poetry Center's Traveling Stanzas and other outreach activities. Hear the voices of young students, immigrants and refugees, incarcerated youth, as well as those seeking treatment for illness, addiction, and mental health recovery. Learn about the Wick Poetry Center and how to get involved in this work. Hosted by the Wick Poetry Center.9/25Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Take discarded items like cupboard doors, tiles and chord board, and turn them into a beautiful chalkboards and coasters! Help the environment by keeping these items out of a landfill, while you create a beautiful project and learn more about everything Habitat for Humanity does to support affordable housing and healthy communities. Take your items home to start your semester right, and create some to donate to Habitat ReStore and children who will move into Habitat-build homes. Hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Portage County and Kent State Habitat for Humanity Chapter.30/30Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Cut, sew and construct reusable menstruation kits so girls worldwide can have an equitable opportunity for education. Without a solution to manage her monthly cycle: 1 in 10 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa...113 million adolescent girls in India... 30% of girls in rural Brazil...will miss school this year. Give back dignity, health, and opportunity through menstrual health solutions and education. All genders and skill levels are encouraged to participate! Hosted by the Kent State Women's Center, Fashion School and the Socially Responsible Sweatshop of Kent.52/55Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Make and decorate bandanas for the Paws for a Cause dogs to wear around campus, and create dog toys and blankets to be donated to local shelters. Hosted by Kent State Paws for a Cause, a student organization that places quality service dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost the use of limbs or hearing, helps with animal rescue, and educates the public regarding use of service dogs in public places.35/35Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Assist with gardening activities, pruning, and other greenhouse duties. This on-campus greenhouse supports teaching and research, and provides a showplace of botanical diversity for the university. Hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences and Herrick Conservatory.19/20Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Fill backpacks with healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables and dairy items, along with nutritional education materials and some kitchen supplies. The Mighty Pack Program provides meals to local children for weekends and holidays when they are not receiving food provided through the National School Lunch Program. Hosted by the School of Health Sciences with the Nutrition Program.20/20Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Students/Service Leaders who did not register26/40Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Assist with gardening activities such as weeding and pruning. The outdoor community garden provides fresh fruits and vegetables to local children on weekends and holidays when they are unable to receive food from the National School Lunch Program. Hosted by the School of Health Sciences with the Nutrition Program.15/15Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Turn a large plastic drum into a water conservation system. Combine your passion for art and your passion for sustainability in this rain barrel-painting project. Rain barrels reduce water consumption, provide natural water for gardens, and reduce the amount of pollution carried through water runoff. All art abilities welcome. Hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences and Herrick Conservatory.30/30Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Turn gently-used plastic grocery bags into lightweight, waterproof sleeping mats. The mats will be given to a local community organization serving people who are experiencing homelessness. No experience necessary. Supported by Knitting for Those in Need and generous donations from the Kent State community.28/40Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Volunteers will increase recycling and reduce landfill waste at Kent State! Join in an outdoor scavenger hunt for recyclables and learn about Kent State’s recycling rate; product lifecycles (and the number of times different materials can be recycled), watersheds, air quality, and health. Hosted by the Kent State Office of Sustainability. All materials are provided, please dress appropriately for being outside and bring a water bottle if needed.10/20Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Turn new or gently used T-shirts into reusable grocery bags. Bags will be given to local food pantries including the Campus Kitchen at Kent State and the Kent State Women’s Center. Supported by generous donations from the Kent State community. Hosted by Hillel at Kent State and the Cohn Jewish Student Center.37/50Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Support this community garden by planting fall vegetables, harvesting existing vegetables, watering, weeding and other garden activities. This garden brings community members together and serves as a teaching garden for Walls Elementary School. Hosted by Cindy Widuck, in the College of Public Health at Kent State University.9/11Over
Start: Wed, Aug 22, 9:15AM
End: Wed, Aug 22, 1:00PM
Engage in aquatic ecosystem research and management on and around Kent State University’s campus. Hosted by Biology professor Lauren Kinsman-Costello and scientists in her Water Quality Lab.13/15Over