Service Saturdays connect you to local community organizations to complete one-time volunteer projects, learn about the community organization, and build relationships with fellow volunteers. You may register as an individual or as part of a group.
"I really enjoyed my experience! It was the first time I've been involved with this program, but I will definitely try to go every month if I can. I also want to see how much I can get friends involved." - Service Saturday participant
Each Service Saturday, you can chose from three or more projects, typically for two to three hours each. Projects are posted in the weeks leading up to each Service Saturday.
Previous Service Saturday projects:
- Receiving and preparing donation items for re-sale to support affordable housing
- Construction of storage sheds and fences
- Trail maintenance projects at local parks
- Planting, weeding, and harvesting vegetables at a local community garden which aids in combating food insecurity in the community
When participating in a Service Saturday, you will reflect on your experiences, and get a glimpse of what it is like to be involved with more of OCE’s sustained programs such as Branch Out Alternative Breaks, Civic Leadership Program, Education & Youth Development Programs, and Williamsburg Engagement.
Service Saturdays are managed by [[rmtho2, Rich Thompson]].