Service

 

This annual event allows our Whitefield community to come together and start off the school year with a focus on others ahead of self, as indicated in our mission. A passion for service runs deep within the WolfPack family, and what better way to channel that passion than through a GREAT day of service!

 

Save the date!

The 5th annual Great Day of Service will be Saturday, August 28, 2021.


On this day, you’ll not only bond as a group, but be the hands and feet of Jesus to people and organizations that desperately need assistance. Each year, there are a variety of projects available for ALL ages and abilities.

 

We are mindful of the ever-changing circumstances as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will keep you updated on any changes in how we serve our community.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Whitefield hold a Great Day of Service?

We want to create a way for the entire Whitefield community to come together as a family and focus on “others ahead of self” as we start a new school year. There’s no better way to center our hearts and minds on Christ than to serve others!

When can I sign up?

Not yet. We are still determining projects and project capacities. Stay tuned!

How do I register?

A link to sign up for a project will be shared on this page and emailed to you. The sign up will include details about what the project entails, age suggestion, and project capacity. Stay tuned!

Is this just for students, or can the whole family participate?

We invite anyone who is a part of the Whitefield community to participate! This includes students, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, alumni, faculty, staff, and the list could go on!

Will there be Whitefield sports practices or events that may conflict on that day?

As a school community it is our intention to dedicate this day to service; however, in some cases, previously scheduled athletic events cannot be changed. Special team projects for affected athletes and their families will be scheduled as needed.

Do you have to be a certain age to participate?

We will have projects available for all ages and abilities, from PreK and up. Age appropriateness will be indicated for each project.

Does my family have to serve together or can we serve on different projects?

You may serve in any group arrangement you like! Some examples are: sports teams, moms, advisees, etc. You may also sign up to serve individually, it's really up to you!

Do students get community service hours for participating? How is that reported?

Yes! Middle and Upper School students may earn community service hours on the Great Day of Service.  Please see the community service web page for details on how to document community service hours.

Once I sign up, when will I hear from my project captain?

You will hear from your project captain with more details over the summer or prior to the event.

Will all projects be off-site, or will some be held on campus?

There will be a mix of opportunities on and off campus.

Will transportation be provided for off-site projects?

No. Everyone is responsible for their own transportation to the site.

What if it rains that day?

Each project will have a rain plan, so plan to attend regardless of weather! More information will be available from your project captain if rain is in the forecast.

How long will the projects last?

Most projects will last approximately three to four hours or whenever your project is finished. Some projects may be shorter (younger children) and some could last longer. Please check the times listed next to each project on the registration page for approximate durations.

Are Whitefield athletic teams signing up together as a group to serve? How do I know if my team is signed up?

Yes. Some Whitefield sports teams have planned to serve together as a team (not all). Some of those projects are listed on the SignUp Genius as FULL indicating the team who will serve. Please look carefully at the signup for your team. Not all team projects are listed on the signup. If you aren’t sure whether your team will serve together, please ask your coach or team parent.

Should my family sign up for a different project if I’m serving with my team?

Some teams may include family members on their projects and some may not. Please ask your coach or team parent prior to family members signing up for a different project.

 

Legacy of serving:

 

Questions? Please email NaKeya Bazemore and Susanne Saad.