Day of Service

To celebrate PSU’s commitment to service and embody our institutional motto, Ut Prosim, PSU is hosting a Day of Service on Friday, September 28th. The day will provide an enriching opportunity that brings together students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners through active citizenship for the state of New Hampshire.

We have many sites available throughout the day, and transportation will be provided to all locations. Students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all encouraged to sign up and participate in this community wide event!

Volunteer Project Descriptions

DACRES

9a-2p

Project Details: Join the Team at DAcres to help prep for the growing season. DAcres is a not-for-profit Permaculture Farm and Educational Homestead located in Dorchester, NH. The Mission of the organization is to function as an educational center that researches, applies and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming. Volunteers will work on various projects around the farm including fence building, moving manure, hauling brush, and gardening.

Transportation Details: transportation is provided, after signing up, you will be contacted with departure information.

CIRCLE CAMP

915a-2p

Project Details:  General Camp clean up,  staining wood, bringing kayaks up from the water, etc. (LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED) (Suggestions: clothes/sneakers that may get dirty)

Transportation Details: transportation is provided, after signing up, you will be contacted with departure information.

BELKNAP MILL

915a-3p

Project Details: Painting the heating units and trim (Suggestion: wear clothes that are okay to be stained and pack a bagged lunch)

Transportation Details: transportation is provided, after signing up, you will be contacted with departure information.

SQUAM LAKES SCIENCE CENTER

930a-12p

Project Details: Removing Invasive Species (Suggestions: sneakers and comfy clothes)

Transportation Details: transportation is provided, after signing up, you will be contacted with departure information.

MOWGLIS CAMP

930a-3p

Project Details: Put away summer supplies and stain wood

Transportation Details: transportation is provided, after signing up, you will be contacted with departure information.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

930a-3p

Project Details: Clearing plots of land for future houses to be built on (Suggestions: Sneakers and bagged lunch)

Transportation Details: transportation is provided, after signing up, you will be contacted with departure information.

FRIENDS OF THE PEMI

945a-1230p

Project Details: Helping with Pemi River clean up. (Suggestion: hiking clothes/shoes)
Transportation Details: 
transportation is provided, after signing up, you will be contacted with departure information.

PEMI YOUTH CENTER

10a-1p

Project Details: Painting, organizing, and cleaning the youth center. The PYC is forever grateful for anyone who wishes to spend their time helping make the youth center the best it can be.

Transportation Details: The Pemi Youth Center is located at 111 Main Street in Plymouth, right across the street from campus. Transportation will not be provided for this site.

FISH SAMPLING WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME

10a-3p

Project Details: Assist NH Fish and Game sample Brook trout in nearby watershed undergoing restoration. This includes netting fish and carrying buckets of water containing fish to weight stations.

Transportation Details: transportation is provided, after signing up, you will be contacted with departure information.

PLYMOUTH CONSERVATION COMMISSION

1230p-3p

Project Details: Removing tree branches and overgrowth on trails (Suggestion: hiking clothes/shoes)

Transportation Details: transportation is provided, after signing up, you will be contacted with departure information.

SYCAMORE COMMUNITY GARDEN

1p-430p
Project Details: Sycamore Community Garden (serving refugees in Concord NH). Students will assist with end-of-season work such as planting cover crops, removing plants, filling in groundhog holes, and other light physical work. Students will also be able to learn about the garden’s goals of reducing food insecurity and increasing cultural connections between refugees and the wider community. Tools will be provided. Work clothes, sunscreen, and insect repellent recommended. 
Transportation Details: Provided (We have 11 spots in a van).

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