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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 2021 will take place on Saturday, August 21st, 2021.

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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. 

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Check out this recap video from our 2018 Spartan Service Day

Community Organizations

Sign up to facilitate a service project here! Could your organization use a group of volunteers? Host a project for Spartan Service Day. Each year, students participate in this Welcome Week event by serving with the Greensboro community. Projects can be completed in a UNCG space or at your organization. Students will be dropped off at your site at 9:30am and depart at 11:30am. Examples of previous projects include sorting donations, decorating classrooms, painting rooms at community centers, working in community gardens, packing food bags, assisting with children’s activities, trail maintenance, and more! We’re always excited to hear new ideas or brainstorm on innovative ways to engage with your organization! Contact Katelyn Bodwell at k_bodwel@uncg.edu with any questions.


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