Spartan Service Day

Tradition of Service

This annual university-wide day of service takes place during Rawkin’ Welcome Week in August. It gives UNCG students an opportunity to get off campus and be introduced to different parts of our community while working with our community partners to made a difference. Participation is free. Volunteer teams will be lead by a student Site Leader. Snacks will be provided. We hope this day sparks your interest to continue to learn and serve in the Greensboro community and get involved on-campus and locally!

Spartan Service Day 2020 took place on Saturday, August 22nd.

*Due to Covid-19, this event will have the following protocols:
1) All participants will be required to a wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing.
2) All projects will take place on UNCG’s campus or within a 10 minute walk from UNCG.
3) We will have two shifts; 9:30am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-3:30pm. Participants may only sign up for one shift to ensure we have opportunities for more to serve.
4) Groups cannot be larger than 8 people.

*Please note that if you are registering as a group you will need to have the names and emails of all participants in your group to complete registration.
*Space is limited and registration is first come first served and will be closed when all volunteer sites are full. Please be sure to sign-up early to ensure there is space!

Site Leaders

If you’re a sophomore, junior or senior and you’ve participated before or had experience leading community service projects please consider applying to be a Site Leader. As a Site Leader on Spartan Service Day it will be your responsibility to help with set-up, check-in your site participants, lead them to assigned service site, communicate with the community partner upon arrival, facilitate participation in the service project as needed, and lead reflection activities (provided by OLCE) after service. Site leaders will also attend a mandatory site leader training. Details and application will be found in the link below.

Applications for Site Leaders are now closed. 

SSD 2015

Spartan Service Day 2019 was a HUGE success!
This year’s Spartan Service Day broke attendance records with over 190 student volunteers! Altogether, over 525 hours were served with 14 community organizations, from elementary schools to food pantries.

Typical Schedule
9:00 am – Check-in at the Elliott University Center Cone Ballroom
9:30 am – Students depart campus for service sites
1:00-2:00 pm – Groups arrive back at campus for reflection and lunch

2019 Community Partners

Thanks to the amazing staff with these organizations that help our students make Spartan Service Day a “day on” and not a “day off”!

Diaper Bank of North Carolina
Downtown Greenway
Greensboro Farmers Curb Market
Healing Gardens at Cone Health Cancer Center
Interactive Resource Center
New Arrivals Institute
Partnership Village
Reconsidered Goods
Salvation Army
Sedgefield Servant Garden
SHIELD Mentor Program
Spartan Open Pantry and Garden site
SPCA of the Triad

Check out this recap video from our 2018 Spartan Service Day !

Questions about UNCG’s Spartan Service Day can be directed to the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement at