Wave of Green Day of Service

Tulane’s motto, non sibi sed suis—not for one’s self, but for one’s own—embodies who we are as Tulanians. Inspired by our core values, faculty and staff come together annually for this Wave of Green Day of Service, hosted by the Center for Public Service. By engaging with the people and organizations of our local community, we aim to understand and improve the lives of those around us. This year’s Day of Service will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Center for Public Service will provide volunteers with a commemorative t-shirt, round-trip transportation, snacks and beverages. Faculty and staff volunteers will check in at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse at 7:45 a.m. Buses will depart for service sites at 8:15 a.m. and return to campus by 12:30 p.m. for a closing lunch at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse. Parking will be available in the Loyola garage.

Upon arrival at each service site, representatives from the community organization, as well as a staff member from the Center for Public Service, will provide volunteers with a brief training. All sites will have restrooms, snacks, and water (volunteers are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles).

Faculty and staff at the Primate Center may volunteer for service projects on the Northshore. For more information, please contact Stacey Schwankhart at sschwank@tulane.edu.



Registration for the 2024 Day of Service has closed.


Event Details

Please dress comfortably and bring a refillable water bottle. Upon arrival at registration, volunteers will receive a commemorative Wave of Green Day of Service t-shirt, which all are encouraged to wear that day. Closed-toed, athletic shoes are recommended, as are hats, sunscreen and bug spray for those working outside. Volunteers will receive more detailed directions in their registration confirmation email.

Faculty and staff volunteers should arrive to Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse for registration at 7:45 a.m. At 8:15 a.m., buses will bring volunteers to their assigned service sites, and each project will run from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. Buses will bring everyone back to campus for a closing lunch in Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse at 12:30 p.m.

Kronos has a special pay code for Day of Service, which does not count against employees’ vacation or sick hours. Both exempt and non-exempt employees should log their time for Day of Service by submitting a request for time off in Kronos and selecting the pay code “Day of Service.” In gratitude for their service, volunteers are free to leave for the day following the celebratory lunch. They do not need to return to work.

Tulane University strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Volunteers with disabilities or who need accommodations can make a request on the registration form. Alternately, requests an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility for Day of Service, can also contact Maurice Smith, Associate Director for the Center for Public Service: mlsmith@tulane.edu or (504) 862-3366.

To be respectful of those with allergies and environmental sensitivities, we ask that volunteers please refrain from wearing strong fragrances.