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Wave of Green Day of Service

Tulane University Wave of Green Day of Service

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 18, 2019. This year we will be volunteering with City Park, Second Harvest, ARC of GNO, Hands on New Orleans and Clean it Up NOLA.

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.

Registration is now closed for the 2019 Wave of Green Day of Service.



Where we volunteer

This year we will be volunteering with City Park, Second Harvest, ARC of GNO, Hands on New Orleans and Clean it Up NOLA.

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.

What to wear

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.

Where to go

Volunteers must check-in at Turchin 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 Turchin Stadium.

Reporting time in Kronos

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.