TerpService Days - Seabury Resources for the Aging
Seabury Resources for the Aging's mission is to provide personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older adults in Washington, DC to live with independence and dignity. Their Age-in-Place program allows for their clients to continue living in their lifelong homes and apartments by providing volunteers to help with basic upkeep and maintenance that they cannot do themselves.
Students will work in groups at the residences of elderly and aging community members. The service itself can include house cleanup, yard work, small maintenance projects, and other upkeep tasks, not to mention engaging with the clients, who love speaking with college students! Volunteers should dress in clothes that they do not mind getting dirty, wear closed-toed shoes, and keep in mind that the sites may contain allergens (pets, dust, pollen, etc.). Volunteers should also dress in layers for the weather and bring a reusable water bottle.
TerpService Days are one-time days of service targeted at the broad campus community. Students with significant or no experience in service-learning are welcome to participate. Student groups also enjoy participating in the service days.