Cavaliers Care: A Day of Service @ UVa-Wise

4th Annual Day of Service

In conjunction with the celebration of Founder's Day and the Inauguration of Chancellor Donna P. Henry, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will host the 4th annual Cavaliers Care: A Day of Service on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

The Day of Service was first held in 2011 as a joint venture between the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and the College at Wise to honor and to celebrate the inauguration of Teresa A. Sullivan as the eighth president of the University of Virginia. In keeping with the College’s mission to promote civic involvement within the community, the Day of Service has become an annual event sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

2015 Information Coming

A variety of projects will be available for members of the UVa-Wise and surrounding community.  Registration for specific projects has closed.  Please keep in mind that a limited number of participants will be assigned to each project. All volunteers will receive a confirmation email with details about their project a few days in advance of the event.   **Organizations:  All members must register individually to ensure we have an accurate count for participants.**

Walk-ins will be welcome on Saturday, April 19.  They will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis to the various available projects.

Check-in and breakfast for all Day of Service volunteers will be from 8-8:45 am in Cantrell Banquet Hall.  Please remember to dress appropriately for both the weather and the project. Upon check-in, volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, courtesy of the UVa-Wise Student Government Association.  Breakfast is provided courtesy of the Wise Kiwanis Club.


This year's projects to be conducted from 9 am-1 pm are listed below.  Please note that some events are open to all participants and others are restricted to specific groups and organizations.  Also note that some projects are located on-campus and others are off-campus in local areas;  transportation is not provided.  Carpooling is available if noted on registration form.


Our 2014 projects open to any and all volunteers include:

  • CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION (open to all; on-campus): participants will complete a variety of clean up and landscaping projects in and around campus.
  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CLEAN UP (open to all; off-campus): participants will complete a variety of clean up and landscaping projects in and around campus.
  • CLINCH RIVER CLEAN UP (open to Env. Sc. students and others; off-campus): participants will join members of the Upper TN River Roundtable for a clean up project on the Clinch River near Mathews Park in St. Paul. The Roundtable is also providing lunch for participants.
  • CLOTHING & HOUSEHOLD DONATIONS SORT/AMVETS - TASK FORCE DVD (open to al; on-campus): participants will sort donated DVDs for troops, as well as sort clothing and clean and sort donated housewares for local charities. *Items will be collected on campus Apr. 1-17 in Student Life Office. Items may also be brought on Apr. 19 to Day of Service check-in.*
  • FAMILY CRISIS SUPPORT THRIFT STORE & SHELTER PROJECTS (open to all; off-campus): participants will complete a variety of sorting and clean up projects in Norton agencies. 
  • KIDS CENTRAL KASEYVILLE REVITALIZATION (open to all; off-campus):  participants will sort, clean and restock the self-contained childrens' learning center at the Norton facility.
  • PET ADOPTION BLANKETS (open to all; on-campus): participants will create hand-crafted 'tie' fleece blankets for In His Hands Small Animal Rescue.
  • SWVA REGIONAL CANCER CENTER SNACKS (open to CAC and others; on-campus): volunteers and UVa-Wise group Colleges Against Cancer group will coordinate making brownies and cookies for patients.
  • WISE COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS CLEAN UP (open to all: off-campus):  participants will complete a variety of cleaning and upkeep projects in and around the fairgrounds.
  • OTHER (open to all): use this category to share project information if you or your organization plans to do an on-campus or off-campus project other than those listed

Our 2014 projects open only to UVa-Wise clubs and organizations included:

  • CAMP BETHEL CLEAN UP (open to AHTLETES only; off-campus): Highland Cavalier athletes will complete a variety of cleaning and upkeep projects in and around Camp Bethel facilities.
  • DARDEN DRIVE CLEAN UP (open to NRHH only: on-campus): members of NRHH will work to clear litter along Darden Drive at the front of campus.
  • TOWN OF WISE CLEAN UP (open to SGA only; off-campus): members of SGA will work on clean up and landcaping projects at the Big Glades and Gateway Gardens under the supervision of the Town & Country Garden Club of Wise.
  • WISE COUNTY LITTER ROUND UP (open to GREEKS only: off-campus): fraternity and sorority members will clear litter screens on restaurant row near the Ridgeview Shopping Center.

The 2014 Day of Service is being coordinated by a committee comprised of faculty, staff and student members at UVa-Wise. Members of the committee include chair Stephanie Shell, Jewell Worley, Katie Jo Holman, Josh Justice, Kendall Rainey, Sarah Smith, Kathy Still, and Whitney Wells.  Enjoy the 2014 Day of Service video.

If you would like to recommend a project to be included as part of the Day of Service, or to find out more about how to participate, contact Office of Student Life at 276-328-0214.