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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 took place on Saturday, August 21st, 2021.

Click here to read the article about this year’s event!


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. 


Check out this recap video from our 2018 Spartan Service Day

Community Organizations

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. 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! Contact Katelyn Bodwell at k_bodwel@uncg.edu to partner with us.


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