Why should I participate?
Because being an effective citizen is your way to give back to the community. Plus you’ll meet new people, learn something about the community, feel good about doing something for others, it’s fun, and you get a FREE t-shirt and lunch!
Is there a cost to participate?
Nope. Community Day is completely FREE, so sign up!
What if my entire class or a large group of my friends want to go to the same site?
Perfect! Large groups of 10 or more are encouraged. We recommend contacting Lynda Diaz, 414-382-6118, in advance and as soon as possible for sites that can accommodate large groups.
How do I get to the site?
Some sites are on campus and others are within walking distance. Alverno provides transportation to and from off campus sites that are not within walking distance.
Do I have to use Alverno’s transportation or can I drive myself?
For liability and safety reasons you are required to use the transportation Alverno provides. It’s the buddy system…you leave with a group and return with the same group.
Can I arrive to a site early or leave a site early?
No. You must use the transportation provided by Alverno and transportation is scheduled to drop off at 9:30am and pick up at 12:30pm.
Can I bring my child and/or non-Alverno student?
No, Community Day is open to current Alverno students, faculty, staff, and alumnae only.
Will I get dirty?
Yes, plan to get dirty. Most of the sites require cleaning, gardening, trash pickup, and walking trail preparation.
What should I wear?
Most of our sites will require outdoor work. Wear shoes or boots and jeans or pants you don’t mind getting dirty or muddy. Some sites require specific apparel, such as work boots, gloves, etc. Read the site information carefully when selecting and registering for a site. Community Day happens rain or shine, so check the weather the morning of and layer your clothes accordingly.
Will I get breakfast?
Yes! A continental breakfast will be provided. We encourage you to eat a hearty breakfast before arriving though.
Lunch will also be provided.
What if I need to cancel my registration?
Don’t be a no-show! If you need to cancel, follow the same link used to register and click “cancel registration”. It is VERY important you cancel in advance as we use the registration numbers to order food and transportation.