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.
When you register, you can select a preference for indoor or outdoor work, but we are not able to guarantee specific site selections. The earlier you register, the better your chances are of getting your indoor/outdoor preference.
Once you complete the form, you should receive a confirmation email containing information about your service site within two weeks of registering. You will receive additional information the week before the service day.
Please remember to work with your supervisor obtain approval before registering for the event. Supervisors will receive a list of their registered staff prior to the event. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
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.
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 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.
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.