The KSU Day of Service is designed as an opportunity to say thanks to our local community that has supported the university in many important ways throughout its history. Volunteers participate in a variety of projects that meet the specific needs of community organizations throughout Cobb County and Metro Atlanta. The 2018 Day of Service is on April 14th.
PLEASE NOTE: This year we will have check-in, breakfast and departure at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The 2018 Day of Service schedule, service site locations, transportation and parking, and waiver information is listed below.
2018 Day of Service Schedule
7:45am - 8:30am - Registration and Check-In @ Fifth Third Bank Stadium
8:30am - 9:00am - Travel to Service Sites (transportation provided to some sites)
9:00am - 11:30pm - Service Project
12:00pm - Return to the Black Lot @ Fifth Third Stadium
2018 Service Sites
VOLUNTEERS WILL PICK THEIR SITES DURING CHECK-INBelmont Hills Elementary School
Project Description: Put picnic tables together, vegetable garden, planting
Location: 605 Glendale Place, Smyrna, GA 30080
Palmer Middle School
Project Description: Campus clean up, painting of restrooms and perhaps straw and mulch spreading. We will also be cleaning instructional spaces.
Location: 690 North Booth Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Project Description: Painting trees, weeding, mulching
Location: 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152
http://www.smithgilbertgardens.com/Foster Care Support FoundationProject Description: Sort and size incoming clothing donations, restock the distribution center for easy selection by foster children.Location: 115 Mansell Place, Roswell, GA 30075Beyond Limits Therapeutic RidingProject Description: paint/ build jumps, make arena activities for lessons, dust/sweep/clean barn, out up shelves for tack area, groom/bathe/clip horses (if experienced)Location: 281 Cass-White Road Cartersville GA 30121Good MewsProject description: Help cleaning up the grounds and Wildlife Sanctuary; cleaning bird feeders; wash exterior windows; steam clean cat trees.Location: 3805 Robinson Road, Marietta GA, 30062Hayes Elementary SchoolProject Description: Some volunteers will paint the trim inside of various places inside the building. Other volunteers will work on landscaping the area on the side of the building and planting plants.Location: 1501 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw GA, 30152First United Lutheran ChurchProject Description: Outside general landscape and yard clean up, weeding, playground equipment cleaning and repair, trees trimming, outside window trim painting, sign painting, outdoor stair painting, filling bird feeders, inside kitchen cleaning, fellowship hall table and chair cleaning, various odd jobsLocation: 3481 Campus Loop Road, Kennesaw 30144Keep Marietta Beautiful/ City of MariettaProject Description: Clearing invasive plants out of the woods, repair work on the bridge, general brush clearing for line of sight purposesLocation: Wildwood Park-1050 Barclay Circle Marietta 30060Simple Needs GAProject Description: Assembling "Comfort Kits" which are bags of full-size toiletries
Location: 991 Industrial Park Drive, Marietta, GA 30062
http://simpleneedsgablog.com/Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy
Project Description: Weed and spread pine straw through parking lot dividers and building perimeter; Assist in painting some small parts of an outdoor learning area; Regular maintenance of student learning gardens and separate habitat gardens
Location: 3010 Cobb Pkwy NW, Kennesaw GA, 30152Marietta Museum of History - Aviation Wing
Project Description: Outdoor site beautification and some general maintenance
Location: 555 Perrin Road, Marietta GA, 30060
KSU Marietta Campus - Machine Shop
Project Description: Cleaning 3D machine equipment, shop cleaning
Location: 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060
KSU Kennesaw Campus - Rec Center
Project Description: Cleaning exercise equipment, various projects
Location: Kennesaw Campus
KSU Marietta Campus - Rec Center
Project Description: Cleaning exercise equipment and organzing
Location: Marietta Campus
KSU Kennesaw Campus - Stadium
Project Description: Stadium beautification project, spreading mulch
Location: Kennesaw CampusPeachtree Creek Senior Lifestyle
Project Description: Wheelchair Wash-Music, Food, Fun
Location: 4375 Beech Haven Trail SE, Atlanta, GA 30339United Way
Project Description: Sorting toiletries for families in need
Location: Acworth, GAKennesaw Mountain Trail Club
Project Description: Volunteers perform trail maintenance on the 20+miles of trails at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club provides Crew Leader supervision, tools, work gloves (or bring your own) and water.
Location: Kennesaw Mountain
Project Description: Volunteers will assist in the Weatherbyrne/Big Shanty area neighborhood with a beautification project to include mulching.
Location: Weatherbyrne Neighborhood
In order to participate in the Day of Service, all volunteers are required to sign the liability waiver the day of the event. If you are a KSU student, faculty or staff member the liability waiver will be included in the registration process electronically.
If you are a community member or KSU Almuni, the waiver is attached here, you can print it and bring it that morning or complete it at check-in.
Please note - If you are bringing a minor child with you that you are unable to sign on their behalf as Parent/Guardian, please make sure to have the waiver form printed out and signed and ready to submit at the event.
2018 Day of Service Planning Committee
The 2018 Planning Committee
Kimberly Henghold, Assistant Director, Office of Community Engagement
Matthew Robison, Director of Student EngagementDeanna Hendrickson
Ryan KeeseeChristine ZeltChristina UjjJake LongAmasett EconomyAimee WardleTobias PettersenChristina GagneTHANK YOU TO ALL OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO THIS EVENT!