Service Saturday

USC Columbia students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in our signature monthly service days. You simply register, pick your site during sign ups on the morning of the event, and serve! We provide the transportation to your service site and lunch. Serving in the Columbia community has never been easier or more FUN!

To register for the April 12 Service Saturday, please click here.

On the day of Service Saturday, sign-ups begin at 8:30am, buses will depart at 9:00am, volunteers arrive at service sites by 9:30, and volunteers arrive back for lunch around 12:30.

If you would like to serve as a group, please make sure that each of your group members registers online. Show up early and together for registration the morning of Service Saturday. In order to make site selection fair for all students who participate, we WILL NOT reserve sites or hold spots for a group. Arriving early and together makes it more likely that your group will be able to find a site that accommodates your size. Registration begins at 8:30 AM, so please plan accordingly.

If you are under the age of 18 and would like to participate in Service Saturday, please have your parent or guardian sign this Service Saturday Waiver and fax it to the Campus Life Center at (803) 777-7132, attn: Community Service Programs. This will be on file for you to sign the day of service.

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Be a Service Saturday Site Leader for the 2014-2015 school year! Serve the Carolina community by serving as a peer leader for up to 200 students in a half day of service. Once a month, students gather on a Saturday to pack food at the Harvest Hope Food Bank, interact with residents at Agape Senior Assisted Living facility, sort donations at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, do trail maintenance at Belser Arboretum, and more. Site Leaders are required to attend all Service Saturday programs during the academic year and be present at the event from 7:30am-1:30pm. Take on this leadership roll by filling out the application here!  Applications are due on Thursday, April 10 by 4 PM.

Community agencies in need of volunteers: site registration for our spring Service Saturdays is now full. Please check back for site registration for the fall semester, or email Martha Scott Johnson ( to express interest in serving as a fall 2014 site!

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