Service

 

Welcome to the Whitefield Great Day of Service! This annual event is centered on coming together as a Pack and starting off the school year with a focus on “others ahead of self.” A passion for service runs deep within our school community, and what better way to channel that passion than through a GREAT day of service!

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.

Have questions? Please email Terena Washington.

 

 

Save the Date

Whitefield Great Day of Service for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on August 24, 2019.

 

Register Today

Click here to view service opportunities and reserve your spot!

 

In the Media

Great Day of Service 2019 press release: Great Day of Service scheduled for August 24

 

Great Day of Service 2018 press release: Whitefield Academy Community Comes Together

 

Photo gallery: Great Day of Service 2018 photo gallery

 

 

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?
Now! As certain projects begin to fill up, more will be added, so anyone who wants to participate will have an opportunity to sign up to join a project.
How do I register?
Click here to sign up for a project. Review the list of available projects, descriptions, and how many slots are available.
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, beginning at PreK4 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! Upper School students will report their hours via x2vol.com and can enter the email address of their project captain for verification of the hours. Middle School students will fill out and return their paper verification form.
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.
Where do we gather that morning?
We will gather at the Grand Amphitheater for a time of worship and prayer at 8 a.m. Breakfast will be served, and you’ll receive your Great Day of Service T-shirt.
Do I have to come to the school first or can I go straight to my project location?
We believe the morning worship time at school before the day begins is important for focusing our hearts on Christ before we go out to serve others. We strongly encourage all participants to join us for this time of prayer before going to your project site.
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.