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Founders Week Day of Service

In celebration of UWF’s impact in the community, President Saunders invites students, faculty, and staff to participate in community service activities on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.


How To Participate

There are three ways to participate:

  • Sign up as an individual for one of several local projects taking place throughout the day on April 16.

  • Sign up your group, student organization or department for a pre-arranged local service project to take place on April 16.

  • Plan and register your own community service project anytime April 13-20. Document your project by April 25 by emailing the following information to argosserve@uwf.edu: description of the project, name and contact information of the community partner, project site, date(s) and times of the service, and the names of all participants. Please share any pictures you have from your project as well!

Employees who participate in Argos Day of Service must obtain permission to do so from their supervisor and register through Founders Week. If employee groups or organizations arrange their own service efforts, these must also be registered through Founders Week, and documentation of service from the community service organization should be provided to Ben Stubbs at bstubbs@uwf.edu by April 25. Travel authorization (TAR) is not required. 


Individual Projects

Sign up as an individual to participate in one of the following projects via ArgoPulse.

Founders Week Day of Service Individual Project Registration

Community PartnerShiftMin/Max Participants
Waterfront Rescue Mission 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Preparing/serving meals, assisting in the recycling center, laundry and housekeeping, check-in. 33/40
Waterfront Rescue Mission noon-2 p.m. Preparing/serving meals, assisting in the recycling center, laundry and housekeeping, check-in. 33/40
Ocean Hour Florida 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Trash cleanup at the local waterfront. 25/30

Group Projects

Groups must provide their own transportation to and from the project as well as any required equipment. To register your group for a project, schedule an appointment with Mary LeBlanc. Information about project locations and required equipment will be provided during the appointment. A representative from student organizations must meet in-person with Mary to confirm their registration. Campus departments can conduct the appointment via phone. Projects will be assigned first-come, first-served at the time of the appointment. We will do our best to update this list regularly to reflect the availability of projects. Schedule an appointment with Mary below, or contact her at argosserve@uwf.edu for more information.

Schedule an Appointment

Community PartnerShiftMin/Max Participants
Ronald McDonald House 9-11 a.m., Pressure Washing 4/4
Ronald McDonald House 10 a.m.-noon, Deep cleaning the kitchen 5/6
O.J. Semmes Elementary 10 a.m.-noon or noon-2 p.m., Facilities/grounds beautification* 5/10
O.J. Semmes Elementary 8 a.m.-10 a.m., Organizing treats for testing 5/5
O.J. Semmes Elementary 10 a.m.-noon or noon-2 p.m., Organizing books 5/5
Keep Pensacola Beautiful 9 a.m.-noon, Park cleanup 15/30
Boys and Girls Club 10 a.m.-noon (flexible), Outdoor cleanup 5/10
Boys and Girls Club noon-2 p.m. (flexible), Outdoor cleanup 5/10
Boys and Girls Club Afternoon/TBD, Reading Circles with kids Project Full
First Tee 10 a.m.-noon (flexible), Painting and repairs 10/20
Catholic Charities Flexible, Landscaping 5/10
Catholic Charities Flexible, Organizing inventory 5/8
Outdoor Pursuits noon-2 p.m., Clearing undergrowth at Chimney Park* 12/15
Outdoor Pursuits 10 a.m.-noon (flexible), Painting boardwalk near Graffiti Bridge* 12/15
Outdoor Pursuits Flexible, Bayview Park cleanup* 4/6
Outdoor Pursuits Flexible, Tippin Park cleanup* 4/6
Outdoor Pursuits Flexible, Sanders Beach cleanup* 4/6
Habitat for Humanity Pensacola 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Home project (multiple projects) 15/15
Habitat for Humanity Pensacola 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Home project (Panama City area) 10/10
Gulf Coast Kid's House 10 a.m.-noon, Making bows for Awareness campaign 5/10

* = Some supplies or equipment may be required.

SAR Statement

If aspects of our programs hinder your full participation, reasonable accommodations can be arranged based on documented needs. You must first register with Student Accessibility Resources.