Hiram College Alumni Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sept. 10 (unless otherwise noted)
In the spirit of Campus Day, Hiram continues to help you "give back" to your community through Alumni Volunteer Day. Alumni are hosting volunteer sites throughout the United States. Most sites begin project work at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Please review each project for in depth details and any special requirements.
This event is not exclusive to Hiram alumni; we invite you to bring your friends and family.
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Akron, Ohio - Camp Y-Noah
Coordinator: Anne (Najeway) Vainer '80
Project: AVD participants will clean up areas around cabins. In raining, we will clean inside cabins.
Details: Camp Y-Noah is a 250 acre year-round camp owned and operated by the Akron YMCA. Camp offers day camp, overnight/resident camp, outdoor education, equestrian camp/lessons, retreats and staff development. Details of project.
Ashtabula County, Ohio at Kelloggsville Cemetery
Coordinator: Deborah (Staudt) Fazenbaker '91
Project: Volunteers will be painting the cemetery's chapel.
Details: Last year our group took a small, neglected cemetery chapel and refurbished it into a peaceful sacred space where folks can meditate and pray. THIS year we would like to paint the exterior of the building. It will be power washed the weekend before. Details of project.
Boardman/Youngstown, Ohio at Youngstown Boys & Girls Club (Friday, Sept. 9th) Coordinator: Kimberly (Humes) Biegacki '10
Project: Host a Scheduled “Fun Friday” – game room, gym, learning center activities
Details: Details of project.
Boston/Waltham, Massachutsetts across from Waltham Public Library
Coordinator: Barbara (Spielman) Passero ' 68
Project: Open house at meadow across from the Library, who is hosting their Fall Neighbor Day. Details: Set up a display table, photo booth, exhibit materials, raffle items. and provide information about meadowscaping. Details of project.
Chicago, Illinois at Feed My Starving Children - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Coordinator: Mary Kay (Roediger) Prusnick '93
Project: Feed My Starving Children is a faith based nonprofit that has been providing nutritionally complete meals for starving and malnourished children since 1987. We will be working indoors. The project is appropriate for adults and kids age 5 and older. Activities for the day includes packing dried, fortified ingredients into packets that will be distributed to humanitarian organizations around the world to feed children in orphanages, schools, and refugee camps. Our project is suitable for adults and kids age 5 and older. Details of project.
Cincinnati (Mason), Ohio at Christian Church
Coordinator: Maureen (Early) Mattern '71
Project: We will be making lap quilts for the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Liberty Campus. It's an easy to do, indoor sit-down activity and no experience is necessary. If you can tie a square knot, you can make a quilt! Bring one yard of cotton or poly/cotton fabric and one yard of fleece or flannel fabric for each quilt you wish to make. Color/patterns should be child appropriate and cherry.
Details of project.
Cleveland, Ohio at Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy
Coordinator: Paul Holland '92
Project: DVCAC has a small campus of two buildings and a parking lot outlined with bushes, trees, and grass that needs much attention by way of weeding, planting, and mulching. As the case with most non-profits, DVCAC likes to engage community volunteers to help with activities that are necessary but do not have the funds to accomplish professionally. DVCAC, working with victims of child abuse and domestic violence, holds a philosophy that it is important to provide a facility and an atmosphere that is beautiful, welcoming and inspiring. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided. Details of project.
Hiram, Ohio at Hiram College's Hurd Garden
Coordinators: Lucy Chamberlain '77 and Jennifer Schuller
Project: Did you know that many of the gardens that grace Hiram’s campus have a story of their own? Whether it be the English Garden behind Bonney Castle or the medicinal Hurd Garden, the history of Hiram gardens is quite fascinating. Join us on Alumni Volunteer Day to learn more and be part of the conscious effort to make them the focal points they once were. Projects may range from the replanting of a sundial bed behind Pendleton to an early fall clean-up of Hurd Garden, a continuation of a handful of student gardening intern. The more of us, the more we can accomplish (the tasks are endless) and no experience is required. Details of project.
Hiram, Ohio at James A. Barrow Field Station
Coordinator: Kevin Pearce '05
Project: The James H. Barrow Field Station, located 3 miles east of Hiram, consists of 500+ acres of unique hardwood forests and fields. We will be removing invasive plants such as multi-flora rose, Japanese honeysuckle and buckthorn to allow native plants to grow. Details of project.
Indianapolis (Noblesville), Indiana at Third Phase
Coordinator: Mike Myers '83
Details: Third Phase is a Christian Center that is a 33-room house on 10 acres of land for women. We have space to think, work, study, and recover. Normally there are a host of activities available for volunteers of all ages and capabilities. We have been asked to stuff envelopes, sort through donated clothing and food, clean the food pantry storage area and work in the yard (including organization of the storage sheds and barns where donated furniture is stored. So both indoor and outdoor projects are available. Details of project.
Perry, Georgia at Samaritan Closet
Coordinator: Judith (Bonderia) Lilley '68
Project: Assist with sorting, ironing, and racking donated clothing. Greet customers making donations as well as those shopping. Details of project.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at North Hills Community Outreach
Coordinator: Christine (Cooper) Yockel '08
Project: AThe Rosalindo Sauro Sirianni Community Garden grows organic produce for people in need. We will be weeding, mulching, harvesting, and planting seeds. Details of project.
Syracuse, New York at Beaver Lake Nature Center
Coordinator: Connie (Drabant) Deshaies '83
Project: Over 300 volunteers are needed to ensure the success of the Annual Golden Harvest Festival. The Festival is one of the most creative, family-oriented events Central New York has to offer. Volunteers will be assisting with whatever the Festival needs such as greeting visitors, directing parking, setting up for performances and helping with sales in the gift shop, used book store or coffee stand. Details of project.
Twin Cities at Second Harvest Heartland
Coordinator: Joel Ingersoll '96
Project: Second Harvest Heartland’s mission is to end hunger through community partnerships. Working closely with our network of partners, volunteers and donors, our aim is to efficiently and effectively end hunger. The groundwork we’ve laid through programs and community ties goes a long way toward meeting these goals. They distribute more than 51 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to nearly 1,000 food shelves, soup kitchens, shelters and programs in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. We’ll do whatever they need including, but not limited to, packing tortillas to bagging onions. Details of project.
Washington, D.C. at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Fitness Center 1
Coordinator: Melissa Maskulka '07
Project: The mission of JBAB Morale, Welfare & Recreation is to provide quality support and recreational services that contribute to the retention, readiness, mental, physical and emotional well being of active duty personnel and Department of Defense employees. The Navy Air Force Half Marathon and 5 Miler is a popular DC Race and was voted one of the “Year’s Best Half Marathons” by Runner’s World Magazine. Come help prepare race packets for the nearly 12,000 runners who will partake in this event the following week. Details of project.
Youngstown, Ohio at Boys & Girls Club
Coordinator: Kim (Humes) Biegacki '10 WEC
Project: Assist staff with hosting a scheduled "Friday Fun" event for the boys and girls that use the facility. Staffing requirements are needed for the game room, gym, and the learning center. Details of the project.