Service Saturday 2014

Service Saturday 2017

Saturday, September 30
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Consistent with the institution's Wesleyan tradition and John Wesley's commitment to understanding "the world is our parish," LaGrange College sponsors a campus-wide Service Saturday each semester. The Fall 2017 event will focus on the Ark Refuge Ministries and Calumet Park.  Ark Refuge, Inc. (ARK) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 recognized organization dedicated to restoring the lives of individuals’ and families affected by issues related to but not limited to homelessness and substance abuse.  ARK, Inc. has a twenty-year history of serving the homeless and individuals facing substance abuse issues in LaGrange, Georgia and surrounding communities. 

Ark Refuge, Inc. (ARK) provides a structured, safe, and secure environment which includes shelter, food and clothing within a facility that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The residents who stay in the Ark receive spiritual, educational, mentoring and support.

At 9:30 a.m. September 30, the campus community will gather on the college's Lewis Library Plaza for a prayer and brief introduction to the day's activities. If inclement weather occurs that morning, we will meet in Mariotti Gym. You will receive an email if the meeting location is changed. From there, we will separate into groups who will each then go to one of the work site locations. A liaison from Student Engagement has worked with each location to determine their needs.

Transportation will be provided by the college to each location. You are encouraged to ride the bus because parking at each location is limited; however, you are allowed to drive yourself and/or carpool with a signed waiver. Additionally, should our number of registered volunteers exceed the number that can be supported at the community locations, the college will have a project on campus to ensure that all can participate in this campus-wide day of service.

In the event of rain, please check your email for an update that morning. Because some of these activities are outside projects, it is possible the day could be rained out. If this happens, Service Saturday will be rescheduled. You will receive an email with this information and further details.

Please feel free to contact Katie Mosley at kmosley@lagrange.edu if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear? 
You should wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes.  No flip flops or sandals.  Make sure you wear clothes that can get dirty.  Based on weather, you are encouraged to bring a light jacket.

Where should I meet? 
Meet on the library plaza at 9:30 a.m. (common area between Pitts Dining Hall and the Lewis Library).

How long will this last? 
The service project will last from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Where am I going? 
You will go to one of the two locations (Ark Refuge Ministries or Calumet Park), both are in LaGrange.

What about transportation? 
The college will provide transportation for participants to the service locations, and you are encouraged to ride the bus because parking is limited at each location. However, you can drive yourself and/or carpool with a signed waiver.

What if I have a physical condition that will not allow me to work outside? 
If you have any concerns about your ability to participate in any part of the project, you should communicate this concern to your college site coordinator who you will meet when we divide into groups on Saturday morning.



If you have any concerns about your ability to participate in any part of the project, you should communicate this concern to your college site coordinator who you will meet when we divide into groups on Saturday morning.