TerpService Days - Community Forklift
Community Forklift is no ordinary home improvement or environmental protection center. It's both! The organization provides donated building materials to our College Park community at low prices, helping to reduce the cost of living. Donations from homeowners and contractors allow for environmental preservation in two ways: gently used furniture and other supplies are kept out of landfills and incinerators, and the environmental damage caused by producing new building materials is eliminated.
Students will support Community Forklift by sorting, preparing, and stocking green building supplies for community clients. Volunteers should wear "work" clothes that can get dirty or even stained with paint and must wear closed-toed shoes. Volunteers should also dress in layers for the weather and bring a reusable water bottle. Work gloves and extra t-shirts 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.