Local Projects

Find the project in your local chapter below, and visit our events calendar to register for Davidson Volunteer Week!

Asheville, N.C.

When: April 22, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Sorting donated products, repackaging bulk food items and assembling weekly MANNA packs
Location: 627 Swannanoa River Rd., Asheville, N.C. 28805
Community Partner: MANNA FoodBank
Questions: Contact Barb Putman '90 at bbputman@yahoo.com
Registration: Click here to register

Atlanta, Ga.

When: April 22, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Project: We will keep a low-income senior homeowner "warm, safe and dry" in his/her existing home in a greater downtown neighborhood by helping with exterior painting, small handyman jobs and landscaping work 
Location: 410 Englewood Ave. N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30315
Community Partner: HouseProud Atlanta
Questions: Contact Stephen Streb '12 at stephenstreb@icloud.com
Registration: RSVP directly to Stephen Streb '12 

When: April 25, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Project: We will gather at this intown (Lake Claire) ashram to make sandwiches and assemble lunches for the gentlemen at the Peachtree-Pine Shelter in downtown Atlanta; these lunches will be distributed by other volunteers on Wednesday 
Location: 1681 McLendon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30307
Community Partner: Kashi Atlanta
Questions: Contact Jessica Annonio '14 at jeannonio@gmail.com
Registration: RSVP directly to Jessica Annonio '14

When: April 29, 9-11:30 a.m.
Project: We will help beautify a community garden that is operated by 95 refugee families
Location: 725 Jolly Ave. S., Clarkston, Ga. 30021
Community Partner: Friends of Refugees 
Questions: Contact Sue McAvoy '77 at smcavoy@law.emory.edu 
Registration: RSVP directly to Sue McAvoy '77

Austin, Texas

When: April 30, 3-6 p.m.
Project: We will be volunteering at the finish line of the BP MS 150 to help cyclists fill out their certification paperwork
Location: near the Bob Bullock Museum at 1800 Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78701
Community Partner: National MS Society 
Questions: Contact Jeff Libersat '02 at jefflibersat@gmail.com or at 512-963-2942 or contact Melanie with the MS Society at VolunteerBPMS150@nmms.org
Registration: Click here to register

Birmingham, Ala.

When: April 23, 5:30 p.m.
Project: Serve dinner to the guests at First Light Center for Homeless Women and Children
Location: 2230 Fourth Ave. N., Birmingham, Ala. 35203
Community Partner: First Light, A Center for Homeless Women and Children 
Questions: Contact Ann Watford '10 at awatford@maynardcooper.com or at 205-789-9606 
Registration: Click here to register 

Boston, Mass.

When: April 22, 10 a.m.-Noon
Project: Volunteers will work in stations to inspect, sort and package donations; volunteers are also asked to bring donations of books, clothing, shoes and other items
Location: 155 N. Beacon St., Brighton, Mass. 02135
Community Partner: Cradles to Crayons
Questions: Contact Judy Harris at judyharris4411@gmail.com or at 781-354-0101
Registration: Click here to register 

Cary, N.C.

When: April 22, 10:30 a.m.
Project: Sorting donations at Habitat for Humanity's sister organization
Location: 181 High House Rd., Cary, N.C. 27511
Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity of Wake County ReStore 
Questions: Contact Katie Bennett '16 at kdbennett1@cox.net
Registration: Click here to register

Charleston, S.C.

When: April 19, 2 p.m.
Project: Beach clean up 
Location: Sullivan's Island, S.C.
Questions: Contact Kaky Grant '01 at kaky.grant@gmail.com 
Registration: Click here to register

Charlotte, N.C.

When: April 22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Project: Volunteers will shingle the roof of a newly constructed, one-story Habitat house; a "HUGS" safety rail system will be installed on the perimeter of the roof
Location: 104 S. Crigler St., Charlotte, N.C. 28208
Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity - Charlotte
Questions: Contact Susan Flynn '91 at eflynn@carolina.rr.com or at 704-840-8077

When: April 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Volunteers will serve a meal that was prepared ahead of time  
1210 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, N.C. 28206
Community Partner:
Men's Shelter of Charlotte 
Contact Larry Dagenhart Jr. '91 at larrydagenhart@gmail.com or at 704-258-2405

When: April 27, 10-11 a.m.
Project: Tutoring information session 
Location: Sterling Elementary Media Center, 9601 China Grove Church Rd., Pineville, N.C. 28134
Community Partner: Augustine Literacy Project 
Questions: Contact Jess Heath at jheath@alpcharlotte.org or at 704-749-6162

When: April 27, 6-8 p.m.
Project: Volunteers will inspect and sort food for distribution
Location: 500-B Stratt St., Charlotte, N.C. 28206
Community Partner: Second Harvest Food Book of Metrolina 
Questions: Contact Robert Koch '04 at robert.douglas.koch@gmail.com or at 901-229-0339

When: April 29, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Project: Volunteers will continue constructing walls and begin preparing for roof trusses
Location: 3711 Joy St., Charlotte, N.C. 28208
Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity - Charlotte 
Questions: Contact Susan Flynn '91 at eflynn@carolina.rr.com or at 704-840-8077

When: April 29, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Work in the warehouse doing a variety of activities, mainly sorting and packing food distributions to pantries
Location: Fordham Park, 648 Griffith Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28217
Community Partner: Loaves & Fishes
Questions: Contact Laura Pepper '07 at laura.k.pepper@gmail.com or at 952-212-9651

When: April 29, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Project: Assist with event set up, greeting attendees and their four-legged friends, helping at dog stations, contest judges and participant surveys
Rural Hill at 4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville, N.C. 28078
Community Partner: 
Charlotte SPCA and Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation
Contact Lori Saylor at lori.saylor@mecklenburgcountync.gov or at 980-314-1045

When: April 29, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Project: Assist with event set up, greeting attendees and their four-legged friends, helping at dog stations, contest judges and participant surveys
Location: Rural Hill at 4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville, N.C. 28078
Community Partner: Charlotte SPCA and Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation
Questions: Contact Lori Saylor at lori.saylor@mecklenburgcountync.gov or at 980-314-1045 

When: April 30, 5:30-7 p.m.
Project: Volunteers will serve a previously prepared meal 
Location: 3410 Statesville Ave., Charlotte, N.C. 28206
Community Partner: Men's Shelter of Charlotte 
Questions: Contact Peter Kelpin '12 at peter.kelpin@gmail.com or at 201-397-9104

Charlottesville, Va.

When: April 29, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Assemble and repair furniture, as well as other projects
Location: 1221 Harris St., Charlottesville, Va. 22903
Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville 
Questions: Contact Ashley Buford '95 at ashbuford@gmail.com or at 434-906-4447

Chicago, Ill. 

When: April 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Project: Beach clean up 
Location: 1000 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Ill. 60611
Community Partner: Alliance for the Great Lakes
Questions: Contact Alex Prusator '15 at aaprusator@gmail.com or at 815-761-7845
Registration: Click here to register 

Columbus, Ohio

When: April 22, 8:30 a.m.-Noon
Project: Supporting Goodwill Columbus' e-waste collection drive in various capacities including helping to carry donated electronics, directing traffic and writing receipts
Location: 3300 Huntington Park Ln., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Community Partner: Goodwill Columbus 
Questions: Contact Ben Skurek '04 at beskurek@gmail.com or at 704-651-7649

Dallas, Texas

When: April 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Exact details unknown, but may include organizing the stockroom, stocking shelves, managing inventory or assisting customers
6500 Skillman St., Dallas, Texas 75231
Community Partner:
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity: Lake Highlands ReStore 
 Contact Sara Leffingwell '14 at 240-899-7819
Registration: Click here to register

Davidson, N.C.

When: April 23, 2-4 p.m.
Project: Help with landscaping working, including cleaning up the playground equipment and improving the parking area
Location: 212 Gamble St., Davidson, N.C. 28036
Community Partner: Ada Jenkins Center
Questions: Contact Tiffany Hollis '04 at aspire4excellence@gmail.com or at 864-490-7201

Denver, Colo.

When: April 22, time to be determined
Project: The main project will be a potluck-style, joint community and cultural exchange involving Davidson alumni families, International CITY refugee students and their families and other individuals connect to the activities at the Mango House; activities may include learning basic greetings in various languages and a sharing of favorite songs and dances from both communities 
Location: 1532 Galena St., Aurora, Colo. 80010
Community Partner: ECDC's African Community Center 
Questions: Contact Charlie Heiner '72 at chaheiner@gmail.com or at 719-351-0572

Detroit, Mich. 

When: April 24, 5-7 p.m.
Project: Lending a hand at a community food pantry
Location: 25670 Northline Rd., Taylor, Mich. 48180
Community Partner: Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry
Questions: Contact Allison Drutchas '11 at adrutchas@gmail.com or at 248-770-6086

Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

When: April 29, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Sorting and organizing donated food 
Location: 2700 Angier Ave., Durham, N.C. 27703
Community Partner: Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
Questions: Contact David Pottenger '79 at david.h.pottenger.iii@ms.com or at 919-490-7100
Registration: Click here to register

Fort Worth, Texas

When: April 29, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Planting flowers, spreading mulch and preparing flower beds 
Location: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Forth Worth, Texas 76107
Community Partner: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Questions: Contact Lauren Cunningham '09 at 404-271-8090
Registration: Click here to register  

Greensboro, N.C.

When: April 22, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Gardening tasks such as planting, watering, weeding and harvesting
Location: 1458 NC Highway 61, Whitsett, N.C. 27377
Community Partner: Peacehaven Community Farm 
Questions: Contact Joey Allaire '15 at joey.allaire@peacehavenfarm.org

When: April 29, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Gardening tasks such as planting, watering, weeding and harvesting
Location: 1458 NC Highway 61, Whitsett, N.C. 27377
Community Partner: Peacehaven Community Farm 
Questions: Contact Joey Allaire '15 at joey.allaire@peacehavenfarm.org

Greenville, S.C. 

When: April 29, 2-5 p.m.
Project: Davidson volunteers will participate a host of different activities, including assisting with the Children’s Art Project, moving native trees from trucks to assist with the tree auction, registering event participants, and assisting with cleanup efforts before, after, and during the event
Location: Birds Fly South Brewery, 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext., Greenville, S.C. 29601
Community Partner: Trees Greenville
Questions: Contact Manny Clark '09 at manny.clark@smithmoorelaw.com
Registration: Click here to register   

Houston, Texas

When: April 22, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Volunteers will help with spring gardening tasks such as planting, mulching, fertilizing or weeding in Centennial Park 
Location: 1700 Hermann Dr., Houston, Texas 77004
Community Partner: Hermann Park Conservancy 
Questions: Contact Nancy Baxley '77 at nancy.baxley@gmail.com 
Registration: Click here to register

Jacksonville, Fla.

When: April 22, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Sorting shipments of new clothing
Location: 136 N. Myrtle Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. 32204
Community Partner: Dignity U Wear 
Questions: Contact Parker McCrary '88 at Parker_McCrary@me.com
Registration: Click here to register

Lexington, Ky.

When: April 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Project: Help expand Lexington's urban forest and protect local waterways by planting native trees at Reforest the Bluegrass
Location: Hisle Farm Park, 3601 Briar Hill Rd., Lexington, Ky. 40516
Community Partner: Live Green Lexington 
Questions: Contact Will Gwaltney '08 at wgwaltney@gmail.com
Registration: Click here to register

Little Rock, Ark.

When: April 22, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Sort donated food items and label canned goods 
Location: 4301 W. 65th St., Little Rock, Ark. 72209
Community Partner: Arkansas Foodbank
Questions: Contact Molly McNulty '06 at momcgowan@gmail.com or at 501-350-4925

Louisville, Ky. 

When: April 22, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Assisting in landscaping projects at the Downtown Louisville YMCA, in honor and memory of local alumnus Bill Simpson '48
Location: 555 S. 2nd St., Louisville, Ky. 40202
Community Partner: Downtown Louisville YMCA
Questions: Contact Ellie Davis '04 at edavis@tmslawplc.com or at 859-338-7017 

Nashville, Tenn.

When: April 22, 9 a.m.
Help to clean Green Hills Park and join others at the Earth Day Celebration in Centennial Park after
Green Hills Park, 1200 Lone Oak Rd., Nashville, Tenn 37215
Community Partner:
Metro Beautification & Environment Commission
 Contact Carrell Brown '13 at carrell.e.brown@gmail.com

When: April 29, 9 a.m.-Noon
Prepare and maintain the Urban Farm garden, which is used as a tool for teaching and learning about healthy eating choices and food access in the community; the food will also be donated to the Nashville Food Project
To be determined
Community Partner: 
Hands on Nashville 
 Contact Carrell Brown '13 at carrell.e.brown@gmail.com

New York, N.Y.

When: April 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Project: Enjoy some time outdoors, meet fellow alumni and celebrate Earth Day by taking care of trees and gardens in Gowanus
Location: 3rd Ave. and 10th St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11215
Community Partner: Gowanus Canal Conservancy 
Questions: Contact Kenzie Warren '10 at kenzie.b@gmail.com or at 980-355-1983
Registration: Click here to register  

When: April 27, 4:30-7 p.m.
Project: Volunteers will serve a hot, nutritious evening meal for homeless guests 
Location: 90 Lafayette St., New York, N.Y. 10013
Community Partner: New York City Rescue Mission
Questions:  Contact Kenzie Warren '10 at kenzie.b@gmail.com or at 980-355-1983
Registration: Click here to register 

When: April 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Project: Sorting, organizing and displaying donations of baby items
Location: 7 W. 30th St., Floor 3, New York, N.Y. 10001
Community Partner: Room to Grow 
Questions: Contact Kenzie Warren '10 at kenzie.b@gmail.com or at 980-355-1983
Registration: Click here to register 

Norfolk, Va.

When: April 22, 10 a.m. 
Project: Beach clean up
Location: 4005 Sandpiper Rd., Virginia Beach, Va. 23456
Community Partner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Questions: Contact Bill Hall '84 at billhall28036@gmail.com or at 336-209-3487

Orlando, Fla. 

When: April 22, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Volunteers will provide general spring clean up and landscaping services, including the installation of sod and planting of annual flower beds; volunteers will also help with the children's fun day for the preschool children living at the Mission.
1521 W. Washington St., Orlando, Fla. 32805
Community Partner: Orlando Union Rescue Mission
Questions: Contact Freddy Clayton '77 at fclayton@msn.com or at 407-928-6375 or contact Susan Clayton '78 at sclayton@lhps.org or at 407-509-9698

Philadelphia, Pa. 

When: May 13, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Restoration and maintenance of a Philadelphia city park 
Location: to be determined 
Community Partner: Philadelphia Parks & Restoration 
Questions: Contact Don Parman '72 at don.parman@gmail.com or at 215-761-5295

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

When: April 22, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Project: Assisting with maintenance and cleaning projects such as washing windows and painting
Location: 5245 Centre Ave., Pittsburg, Pa. 15232
Community Partner: Family House
Questions: Contact Amy Mahar '08 at amymahar@gmail.com or at 609-306-9688 or contact Julie Homa at jhoma@familyhouse.org or at 412-647-4917

Raleigh, N.C.

When: April 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Washing containers, calibrating scales, adhering labels and sorting donations 
3200 Wellington Ct., Suite 200, Raleigh, N.C. 27615
Community Partner:
Rise Against Hunger
Contact George Shaw '68 at g0b07shaw@gmail.com or at 919-761-5295
Registration: Click here to register

Roanoke, Va.

When: April 22, 7 a.m.-Noon
Project: Gathering, sorting and recycling matierals used during the Foot Leveler's Blue Ridge Marathon as part of the "Green Team"
Location: To be determined
Community Partner: Foot Leveler's Blue Ridge Marathon
Questions: Contact Liz Heddleston '07 at lizcbarry@gmail.com or at 301-980-3187

San Antonio, Texas

When: April 25, 5:30-8 p.m.
Project: Assisting with routine operations, including packaging meals, sorting food items and organizing donated goods
Location: 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy., San Antonio, Texas 78227
Community Partner: San Antonio Food Bank
Questions: Contact Grayam Sailor-Tynes '14 at grayam.sailortynes@gmail.com or at 210-414-1171 

San Francisco, Calif.

When: April 22, 10 a.m.-Noon
Project: Beach clean up 
Location: Ocean Beach, San Francisco, Calif. 94121
Community Partner: Surfrider Foundation San Francisco Chapter 
Questions: Contact Josh Zipin '11 at jozipin@gmail.com

Savannah, Ga.

When: April 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Project: Literacy volunteer tutoring 
Location: 2002 Bull St. at 37th, Savannah, Ga. 31401
Community Partner: Live Oak Public Library 
Questions: Contact Nelle McCorkle Bordeaux '87 at tbordeaux@prodigy.net or at 912-234-9245

Tallahassee, Fla. 

When: March 26, Noon-4 p.m.
Project: Helping to hang up 'hand art' throughout the Capital City Rotunda as part of Children's Week Hanging of the Hands 
Location: 2639 N. Monroe St., Building C, Tallahassee, Fla. 32303
Community Partner: Capital City Kiwanis Club and United Way of Florida 
Questions: Contact John Kenyon '01 at kjskenyon@aol.com

Tampa, Fla.

When: April 29, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Project: Preparing meals, serving the residents, stocking shelves, washing dishes and cleaning the dining hall
Location: 2106 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, Fla. 33602
Community Partner: Metropolitan Ministries 
Questions: Contact Craig Harris '04 at craig.matthew.harris@gmail.com or at 727-688-7529

Washington, D.C.

When: April 22, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Cleaning up the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens including potting and planting in the greenhouse, sharpening tools, clearing invasive plants, and collecting garbage
Location: 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20019
Community Partner: Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Questions: Contact Chandler Gray '15 at chandlerhope15@gmail.com or at 919-455-7289 or contact Tina O'Connell at tina@friendsofkenilworthgardens.org or at 202-494-0456

Wilmington, N.C.

When: April 29, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Project: Sea-oat planting to help reestablish a dune field along the northern boardwalk extension of Carolina Beach
Location: To be determined
Community Partner: Surfrider Foundation Cape Fear Chapter
Questions: Contact Tracy Robison '93 at trobison@ec.rr.com or at 910-431-2266

Winston-Salem, N.C.

When: April 27, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Helping to sort donated canned and dry goods food product
Location: 3655 Reed St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27107
Community Partner: Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C.
Questions: Contact Catherine Greene '93 at cstgreene@gmail.com or contact Chester Davis '65 at cdavis227@triad.rr.com

When: April 29, 9-11:30 a.m.
Project: Planting in the garden
Location1001 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104
Community Partner: The Betty and Jim Holmes Food Bank Garden in Winston-Salem
Questions: Contact Catherine Greene '93 at cstgreene@gmail.com

If you don't see your city listed here, check back regularly for updates or email your service chair for more information.