Tulane’s motto, non sibi sed suis—which means, not for one’s self, but for one’s own—embodies who we are as Tulanians. Every year we come together for this day of service to celebrate that drive to work together to understand and improve the lives of those around us, and we raise one helluva hullabaloo while doing it.
Join us for our annual faculty/staff day of service on Thursday, April 9, 2020. This year we will be volunteering with City Park, Grow Dat Youth Farm, Second Harvest, ARC of GNO, Hands on New Orleans and Clean it Up NOLA, as well as Northshore sites for primate center staff at the Northlake Nature Center and Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Mandeville.
We will provide a commemorative T-shirt, round-trip transportation from campus, snacks and beverages at the volunteer sites, and are planning a closing lunch at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium for all participants. Volunteers are requested to check in at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium at 7:45 a.m. Buses will return to the stadium for the closing lunch.
Coordinating service activities will take place at the Tulane National Primate Research Center for those faculty and staff members as well. Faculty and staff interested in volunteering for the center event should contact Stacey Schwankhart.
This year we will be volunteering with City Park, Grow Dat Youth Farm, Second Harvest, ARC of GNO, Hands on New Orleans and Clean it Up NOLA; as well as Northshore sites at the Northlake Nature Center and Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Mandeville.
Representatives from the community organization you are assisting will provide you with a brief orientation/training when you arrive on site. Each site will also have an assigned Tulane University Site Captain, who will meet your bus at the service location. Tulane Site Captains can direct you to restrooms, water and snacks plus answer any questions you might have.
Generally, participants should wear closed toed shoes. For those working outside, we recommend you wear a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. You will receive more detailed directions in your registration confirmation email. At check in you will receive a commemorative Day of Service T-shirt, which you are encouraged to wear that day. There will be bathrooms available at check in so that people can change into their shirts.
Volunteers must check-in at Yulman Stadium and ride the buses to the service site. Registration begins at 7:45 and buses will depart at 8:15 am. Faculty and staff will work at their site from 9 am until noon. Buses will return to campus for the 2 p.m. BBQ at Glazer Family Club.
There is a special pay code in the Kronos system created for the Day of Service (see question #4). The Day of Service will not count against your vacation or sick hours. Both exempt and non-exempt employees should log their time for the Day of Service by submitting a request for time off in Kronos and selecting the pay code “Day of Service,” In recognition of your service, volunteers are free to leave for the day following the celebratory lunch and do not need to return to work.