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Apr 21: Global Day of Service 2018

Please save the date, and sign-up here for this year’s Global Day of Service project!
https://serve.msu.edu/volunteers.cfm?service=671

SITE: Bernal Heights Park
MEETING LOCATION: Meet at the gate at Bernal Heights Blvd. and Anderson St.
DATE: Saturday 4/21/2018
TIME: 10:00:00 AM – 1:00:00 PM
WORK SCOPE: Habitat Restoration

Volunteer Guidelines

  • Wear old clothes—inevitably volunteers will be getting dirty
  • Wear layers of clothes—long pants and long sleeved shirt
  • Wear sturdy closed-toed shoes with good tread
  • Bring rain-gear and/or sun block and sun hat
  • Bring water or additional snacks for special dietary needs
  • Bring work gloves if available—otherwise we will supply
  • Projects take place rain or shine—barring high winds or dangerous weather conditions

Please wear old clothes and sturdy closed-toe shoes as this will be an exciting and intensive habitat restoration project.
SFRPD will provide all necessary tools. Before arriving, please review and share Volunteer Guidelines with your group. And direct volunteers to arrive promptly to receive instructions on work scope and safety practices.

Global Day of Service April 8

Sign up today to volunteer with us on MSU’s Global Day of Service!

MSU alumni, family and friends will work on restoration and beautification of Golden Gate Park. This is a family friendly event with work tasks available for all abilities and skill levels. Come out and enjoy a nice day working in the park and giving back to the San Francisco community!

Register here: https://serviceday.msu.edu/volunteers.cfm?service=480

Volunteer Guidelines

  • Wear old clothes—inevitably volunteers will be getting dirty
  • Wear layers of clothes—long pants and long sleeved shirt
  • Wear sturdy closed-toed shoes with good tread
  • Bring rain-gear and/or sun block and sun hat
  • Bring water or additional snacks for special dietary needs
  • Bring work gloves if available — otherwise they will be supplied
  • Projects take place rain or shine—barring high winds or dangerous weather conditions

Fall Community Service Event

What better way is there to kick off your Halloween than to help out our community during our Football bye week?! Many other Michigan State University Alumni Clubs from around the country are also having service events on the same day in a coordinated effort to give back. Thank you in advance for joining us on Halloween morning and generously donating a few hours of your time.

Meeting spot: Buena Vista Park Children’s Playground
(at the intersection of Waller and Buena Vista Avenue West)

What we will be doing: Park Beautification weeding, mulching, light pruning, path maintenance etc.

Make sure to wear closed toed shoes and bring some extra layers because you never know if Karl the Fog will decide to role in. Also, since it is Halloween we encourage you to wear something festive – maybe even a costume!

To register go to sfspartans-buenavista.eventbrite.com

Any questions, please contact the SF Spartans Community Service Director, Victoria Vandegrift, at service@sfbayspartans.org.

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Sign up now for Silicon Valley Spartans Service Day!

Michigan State Alumni across the globe will join forces to give back to their communities this April. In Silicon Valley, your fellow Spartans are planning to help out Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley on their Spring Service Day on April 25. If you’re interested in joining us, please sign up here by filling out the form and selecting ‘MSU Alumni Association Spring 2015’ on the drop down menu.

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley provides critical home repairs for low-income homeowners at no cost for eligible applicants. As graduates of our wonderful university who live and work in this area, we are incredibly lucky for our education, our supportive network, and the abundant career opportunities in the Bay Area. Let’s spend a day giving back to our community together.

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Edward Emling.

Spartans WILL. Day of Service

The Spartans WILL. Global Day of Service returns on Saturday, April 18, 2015, bringing together Spartan alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff from around the world to serve their local communities. We are planning events in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley this year!

Details on the San Francisco event on Saturday, April 18:

What we’re doing:

Registration

Join the fun in cultivating more positive energy around Ocean Beach Coastal habitat and the Fire Pit Recreation Area. We will be helping to restore the raised concrete beds at Ocean Beach. This consists of removing red lava rock and older weed tarps to help prepare the beds for native CA dune species planting.

Date: Saturday, April 18

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Location: Ocean Beach, Stairwell 24, San Francisco

Sign up here: http://goo.gl/au2ggB.

Contact: Victoria Vandegrift / victoria.vandegrift@gmail.com / 215-990-9318
If you’re able to join us in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley, we are hosting a service event in Silicon Valley on Saturday, April 25.

Beach Cleanup Service Event

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Photo cred: surfrider.org

The Michigan State Spartans San Francisco Bay Area will be joining the SF Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for a beach cleanup event at Ocean Beach on Sunday, October 19 from 10am until 12pm. The Surfrider Foundarion is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches, and we are happy to partner with them to help give back a cleaner Ocean Beach to the SF community!

If you have your own work gloves and a bucket to haul away what you collect, please bring them with you. They will have some gloves and buckets but it would help if we bring them in case they do not have enough for everybody.

We are using Eventbrite so that we get an accurate volunteer list for planning purposes, so please grab a ticket for each person in your group if you will be joining us for the event. There is no charge to register.

We will meet at Stairwell 17. There is a large parking lot at Ocean Beach so parking should not be a problem. If you would like to take the bus, use the 5-Fulton bus and exit the bus at Fulton & La Playa. Then walk 1 block West and across the Great Highway to Ocean Beach.

Any questions about the event, send an e-mail to Victoria Vandegrift, Community Service Events Director.

Global Day of Service Recap

Thank you to the 40 Spartans who came out bright and early to our Service Day event. We cleaned up Mountain Lake in the Presidio, planted some strawberry plants, and made the world just a little bit greener that day. A special thank you to Chad Lesausky for putting together yet another awesome video of a great Spartan event.

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MSU Global Day of Service 2014

 

Spartans WILL. Global Day of Service

Come out and represent Michigan State Bay Area Spartan Alumni on the Spartans WILL. Global Day of Service.

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm
Location: 98 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA
Age restrictions: All ages are welcome!
Club contact: Victoria Vandegrift / victoria.vandegrift@gmail.com / 215-990-9318

Help enhance rare native plant habitat and maintain important wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco. The Presidio is home to 20 rare plant species, including five protected by the Endangered Species Act. Participate in habitat restoration by removing invasive species and re-vegetating with native plants to help conserve this landscape. Come learn about local plants and animals and be a habitat hero!

If you would like to attend, please register on MSU’s website: https://serviceday.msu.edu.

Afterwards, you are all welcome to join us for lunch and drinks at a restaurant nearby. Location is TBD.