Still time to sign up for National Wolfpack Service Day

October 9, 2012
By Bill Krueger

National Wolfpack Service Day is almost here. Have you signed up yet?

Alumni from around the country will be coming together Saturday for a variety of service projects, giving them a chance to give something back in the communities where they live.

nationalwolfpackservice_smallFor alumni who didn’t stray far from NC State, there are several service opportunities in Wake County. They range from helping mulch, plant and harvest at the teaching farm of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to helping plant trees at the soccer fields of the Capital Area Soccer League. Alumni can also assist with the university’s Open House on Saturday.

“We looked for projects that would fit a range of people,” says Adam Compton, a leader of the Wake County Alumni Network. “We wanted something that everyone could take part in.”

Compton says they also sought projects that could use a lot of volunteers, giving more Wolfpack alumni a chance to make new friends as they work together on a service project. He says the network has fewer sites for Wolfpack Service Day this year, but is still expecting NC State alumni to make a difference.

But alumni don’t need to live near campus to take part in National Wolfpack Service Day. Alumni networks throughout North Carolina and in several spots around the country will work on service projects as well.

In North Carolina, for example, alumni in Dare County will help clean up local beaches, alumni in Mecklenburg County will be collecting math and science supplies for local high schools and alumni in Alamance and Cumberland counties will be working with local Habitat for Humanity programs.

Nationally, there will be projects in Austin, Texas; Charleston, S.C.; Washington, D.C.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Orlando, Fla.; and a joint project with the networks in Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash.

If you’re interested in participating in one of these events, visit our website with a list of all the National Wolfpack Service Day activities.

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