Dominican Day of Service - 2006

On Friday, October 20, 2006, Dominican University of California will observe its first “Dominican Day of Service.” The University has created a menu of volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. Volunteer opportunities include wildlife restoration projects at the Marin Headlands and Kehoe Beach, a makeover project for Homeward Bound, and a kitchen project for Meals of Marin.

Posted on October 17, 2006 (Please note that this story is for the 2006 Day of Service.)

The Dominican Day of Service is the University’s opportunity to give back to its community, said Dominican University of California Provost Kenneth J. Porada.

“We are fortunate to be an integral part of a beautiful and culturally rich county. We constantly should consider how we can enhance the quality of the life for residents of this community,” said Dr. Porada. “For this reason, we have decided to establish the Dominican Day of Service. Each year we plan to add more volunteer opportunities, and we hope that our work with these community partners will continue throughout the year.”

The University is organizing carpools to all locations. Carpools will leave from the Conlan Parking lot at 8 a.m. There will be a BBQ lunch for all participants on the patio behind Caleruega Hall from noon until 2 p.m.

Below are the volunteer opportunities for Dominican University faculty, students, and staff:

National Parks in Marin Wildlife Restoration
9 a.m. – Noon
Marin Headlands
Volunteers will be removing invasive plants in the headlands thus helping to restore native habitat.

National Marine Sanctuary Beach Cleanup
9 a.m. – Noon
Kehoe Beach
Volunteers will be working with Point Reyes National Seashore staff to remove trash and debris from the beach.

Homeward Bound “Extreme Makeover”
Morning Shift – 9 a.m. – Noon/Afternoon Shift – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Days Inn, San Rafael
Volunteers will be giving a makeover to rooms used by Homeward Bound at the Days Inn for families in transition from homelessness.  Projects will include painting, installation of shelving and storage, simple carpentry, etc.

Meals of Marin Kitchen Help
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Meals of Marin Kitchen, San Rafael
Volunteers will be preparing food and packaging meals that are distributed to homebound people with life threatening illnesses.

To sign up, email Chantelle Thomas, Special Events Manager, at [email protected] or call (415) 458-3732. 
Posted on October 17, 2006