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Service Saturdays

Community Clean Up Day with SLCE

May 1, 10:00am-12:00pm

As part of this year's Laramie Community Clean-Up Days, join SLCE to clean up Spring Creek on Saturday, May 1 from 10am-12pm! All materials will be provided. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

Volunteers must be part of the UW surveillance testing program and be able to show a green COVID pass on the day of the event. Information about opting in to the testing program can be found on the UW Testing Resources website. 

Sign up to volunteer on SLCE's UW Connect page.


  

SLCE To-Go

Stop by the SLCE Office (033) starting Wednesday, March 24 to pick up a SLCE to-go kit! These kits have a hands-on service, leadership, or community engagement project to do each week until finals. SLCE will post photos of participants' projects throughout the week and a few projects will have optional Zoom sessions to work together. Supplies are limited and kits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

SLCE To-Go

  

green dot service saturday

March 20, 11:00am-1:00pm

Do your part by volunteering to assemble supplies for the Green Dot program. Green Dot is a bystander intervention program to reduce these forms of violence with one thought; If everyone does one thing, no one will have to do everything. Lunch will be provided.

Sign up to volunteer on SLCE's UW Connect page.


  

March 13, 9:00am-5:00pm

Join SLCE in a food drive for Laramie Interfaith! On Saturday, March 13 from 9am to 5pm student volunteers will be outside of Ridley's Family Market and Safeway in Laramie to collect donations for the Laramie Interfaith Food Pantry. Volunteers will provide lists of commonly needed items so shoppers can pick up a few items for the community while they do their own shopping.

Laramie Interfaith provides a means for our community to help neighbors meet their basic needs. More information about Laramie Interfaith and different ways to donate can be found at laramieinterfaith.org.

Sign up to volunteer on SLCE's UW Connect page.

march service saturday

  

Senior Saturday

March 6, 10:30am-12:00pm

Join your fellow Pokes to make encouraging cards for seniors experiencing isolation due to COVID-19! Pre-registration is required through UW Connect.

Pre-register on UW Connect (login required)


 

February 20, 10:30am-12:00pm

Join us to make dog toys out of recycled t-shirts! Materials and instructions will be provided - no experience necessary! Pre-registration is required.

Pre-register on UW Connect (login required)

february service saturday

 

self care and service days

Self Care and Service Days

Take a study break and join SLCE in making cards for local seniors with the Eppson Center! There are three opportunities to participate: February 10, February 24, and March 17 (all 3:30-5pm in the Union). All supplies will be provided. Pre-registration through UW Connect required. 

 


February 6, 1pm-5pm

Join in a food drive for the UW Food Share Pantry! Donations can be dropped off in Simpson's Plaza from 1-5pm. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to donate or volunteer for this event. Volunteers should register through UW Connect (login required). 


Preferred Donation Items

  • Cooking Essentials
    • Cooking oil of any kind
    • Salt and Pepper
  • Dry Goods
    • Starches such as pasta and rice
    • Cereal
    • Oatmeal
  • Canned Goods
    • Canned meat
    • Pasta Sauce
    • Canned Soup
  • Perishables
    • Bread
    • Fruit
    • Frozen Meat
  • Personal Products
    • Hygiene products such as soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, toilet paper….
    • Menstrual Products
  • Personal Snacks
    • Granola Bars
    • Instant Noodles
  • Dairy
    • Condensed Milk
    • Powdered Milk
  • Tools
    • Can Openers
More information about the UW Food Share Pantry.
Cans of food with February 6 1-5pm Drop Off in Simpsons Plaza

 


food drive November 14

November 14, 1pm-6pm

Join in a food drive for the UW Food Share Pantry! Donations can be dropped off in Simpson's Plaza from 1-6pm. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to donate or volunteer for this event. Volunteers should register through UW Connect (login required). 


Preferred Donation Items

  • Dry Goods
    • Starches such as pasta and rice
    • Cereal
    • Breakfast Foods (oatmeal)
  • Canned Goods
    • Canned meat is always in constant supply. Specifically chicken
    • Pasta Sauce
  • Personal Products
    • Hygiene products such as soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, toilet paper….
    • Menstrual Products
  • Personal Snacks
    • Granola Bars
    • Instant Noodles
    • Canned Soup
More information about the UW Food Share Pantry.

 


Self-Care and Service Days

Join SLCE in making cards for local seniors with the Eppson Center. There are two times available for this project: Thursday, November 5 (3-5pm) and Saturday, November 7 (10:30am-12:30pm). Both dates will take place in the Wyoming Union Senate Chambers. All materials will be provided, pre-registration is required. 

Pre-register on UW Connect (login required). 

Self care and service days

 


October Service Saturday

October 17, 10:30am-12:00pm and 2:00-3:30pm

Join us in making cards for local seniors! This event will take place in the Wyoming Union Senate Chambers (Union 211). All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

Pre-register on UW Connect (login required)

 


March 28, Anywhere!

COVID-19 Update: We’re still doing this event with a new twist! Instead of getting together we’re going to post instructions on how you can do some service wherever you are. In a few days SLCE will post instructions on social media for how to turn old t-shirts into dog toys. Gather up any old t-shirts you may have and get ready to get creative! On Saturday, March 28 post up a photo of your creation on SLCE’s post or tag us on Instagram. Contact your local animal shelter to find out if/when they can take donated toys before you get started or drop them by SLCE when we re-open and we'll take them to Kindness Ranch!

A box with a pink banner that says "March Service Saturday"

 


February Service Saturday logo with mountain background

February 22, 9am-11am

Join the Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) Office to sort clothes with the Laramie Foster Closet on Saturday, February 22 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. We will be meeting at the Skylight Lounge in the lower level of the Wyoming Union to check-in and we'll carpool to the Foster Closet's location.

Register for this event on UW Connect!

 


November 16, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Join the Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) Office to help Interfaith-Good Samaritan with their Holiday Food Drive on November 16th! We will be volunteering at Walmart, Ridley's, and Safeway to ask incoming customers to donate certain items and we will also be at Interfaith to help sort incoming donations. We will be meeting at the Skylight Lounge in the Union at 9:30 a.m. and we will be finished volunteering at 12:00p.m.

Register for this event on UW Connect.

november service saturday over fall leaves

 


September Service Saturday

September 28th, 9am-2pm

National Public Lands Day

SLCE is partnering with the Outdoor ProgramMedicine Bow National ForestWyoming Conservation Corps, Wyoming PathwaysCommon Outdoor Ground, and Laramie BikeNet to celebrate National Public Lands Day with a day of maintenance and trail building in and around Laramie. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Volunteers will meet at the North East corner of Half Acre. 

University of Wyoming students, staff, and faculty will need to sign up through UW Connect.

Community members and family can sign up through this link.


 

October 12th @ 9am

The Big Event

The Big Event is an opportunity for UW students to say thank you to residents of the greater Laramie community for the support they provide to college students. Our goal is to make this a BIG EVENT so we can say a BIG THANK YOU. We encourage all students and faculty to participate in The Big Event. Participants may sign up as individuals, groups of friends or as organizations.

Sign up HERE!

 

Two ladies gardening with fall trees in the background

About Service Saturday

Service Saturday is an opportunity for all members of the University of Wyoming community to give back. Events are hosted once monthly during the school year with different service events each month. We encourage all students, faculty, and staff to participate. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date on our upcoming Service Saturday Events.

 

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