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Community Day of Service Project Partners Wanted

Post Date:March 07, 2017 1:32 p.m.

In conjunction with the City of Davis’ yearlong Centennial Celebration, the City and local community groups are hosting a one-day community day of service on Saturday, April 29, 2017. With a goal of bringing residents and community groups together to engage in meaningful service for our community, we are encouraging local non-profit groups to host a project and join in the fun.

Davis Community Day of Service has taken place for the past three years. The City of Davis, faith-based groups, service organizations, and other community groups have worked together to host the event. Last year close to 200 volunteers participated. In previous years, the majority of the projects have been focused on City property. In an effort to expand the scope of projects and get more people involved, the City is hoping that local non-profit organizations will become a project partner and invite their members and the public to join in.

To support projects, the City along with the Davis Community Day of Service Committee, will provide outreach, publicity, track outcomes, and host a Kick off Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by the Davis Police Officers Association.

Project partners will develop a project that will last approximately three hours, provide a sign up link or process for volunteer sign ups, communicate project details and instructions to volunteers, have an onsite project leader during the event and provide any materials necessary for the successful completion of the project.

Mayor Davis is especially excited about partnering with local agencies to contribute towards service to our community. “We encourage local non-profit organizations to consider hosting a project on this day and being a part of the common goal of creating community and making Davis a healthier, safer place to live and work.” This is a family friendly day. People of all ages are encouraged to attend. Children under 14 will need to be chaperoned by an adult.

If you would like to become a project partner, please go to http://bit.ly/2017DDOS to access the partner form.

Information on volunteering for individual projects will continue to develop. If you are interested in finding a project to volunteer at, please visit http://bit.ly/DDOSSignUp for a listing of all opportunities for the day.

For additional event information, please contact Kellie Vitaich of the Davis Police Department at kvitaich@davispd.org or 530-747-5419 or Carrie Dyer in the Davis City Manager’s Office at cdyer@cityofdavis.org or 530-747-5863.

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