TerpService Days - A Wider Circle
A Wider Circle has the mission to end poverty, and the amazing thing about this organization is that they do not say no to anyone! AWC provides education and job preparedness, long-term support programs, and basic provision items. Volunteers will be part of A Wider Circle's Neighbor-to-Neighbor program, which furnishes the homes of about 20 families each day. Anyone in need can find help in the form of home furnishings, appropriate outfits for work, toys and games for kids, and much more, all at no cost to the clients.
If volunteers are able to move furniture, they can load clients' vehicles as well as restock the warehouse. There are also plenty of tasks for non-loaders including sorting and organizing donations and assisting clients in choosing items. A Wider Circle does require volunteers to wear closed-toed shoes, sleeved shirts, long shorts, and only "family friendly" messages on their clothing. Volunteers should also dress in layer for the weather and bring a reusable water bottle. Work gloves will be provided by TerpService
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.