Day of Service

Cavaliers Care: A Day of Service @ UVa-Wise

DOS Logo 2019

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will host the 9th annual Cavaliers Care: A Day of Service on
Saturday, April 6, 2019.


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 that brings campus and the community together through volunteering.

A variety of projects will be available for members of the UVa-Wise and surrounding community.  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 6. 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 the Greear Gymnasium.  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-12 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 2019 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.
  • PET ADOPTION BLANKETS (open to all; on-campus): participants will create hand-crafted ‘tie’ fleece blankets for a the local Animal Rescue.
  • TRAIL BUILDING ON FLAG ROCK (open to all: off-campus): participants will assist the City of Norton’s Trails Coordinator build new mountain biking trails and/or assist with maintenance of existing trail in the Flag Rock Recreation area.
  • CITY OF NORTON LITTER COLLECTION: (open to all: off-campus): participants will assist the City of Norton’s Parks & Recreation Department in collecting litter at identified sites in the city.
  • FAMILY CRISIS SUPPORT SERVICES (open to all; off-campus): participants will work with Family Crisis Support Services of Wise County on various projects to help the community.
  • WISE PRIMARY LIBRARY PROJECT (open to all; off-campus): participants will assist Wise Primary School with cataloging, organizing, creating bulletin boards, and other projects for students.
  • CAMPUS TRAIL CLEARING (open to all; on-campus): The Environmental Club will host a trail clearing project on campus and will help remove invasive species from the trails.

Our 2019 projects open only to UVa-Wise clubs and organizations include:

  • WISE PRIMARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND BEAUTIFICATION (open to ATHLETES only; off-campus): members of UVA-WISE Athletics teams will assist Wise Primary School with working on the playground equipment and surrounding area.
  • TOWN OF WISE CLEAN UP (open to SGA only; off-campus): members of SGA will work on clean up and landscaping projects within the Town of Wise.
  • WISE LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL PROJECT (open to GREEKS only; off-campus): members of GREEK LIFE will work to clean up the Wise Little League Baseball fields and get them ready for their season by repairing fences, getting fields ready, painting, cleaning the concession stand, etc.
  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD PROJECT (NSLS project and open to all; on-campus): members of NSLS and the community will work to collect supplies and make crafts for Operation Christmas Child boxes that will be distributed in December.

To find out more about how to participate in the Day of Service, contact Nathan Rasnake, Assistant Director of Student Activities & Greek Life at 276.376.4651 or