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DP DAY 2019 - APRIL 6TH

DP Day is the largest day of service learning at the University of Michigan! DP Day volunteers will work alongside Detroiters and fellow U of M students on a variety of tasks. The event is a chance to learn about the city, have fun and make a difference. DP Day is as much about exposing students to the great organizations and people in the city as much as it is about the work. Volunteers may sign up individually, as part of a student organization in small groups, or under a specific site leader. Friends who are not affiliated with a student organization but would like to volunteer together can create a team name and will be assigned a site leader later. Individual volunteers will be assigned a site leader later. If you have any questions or concerns email Karolina Pazdrazdis at kpaz@umich.edu.


DP DAY FAQS

SITE QUESTIONS

What is DP Day? 
When is DP Day? 
How many sites typically participate in DP Day?
How many volunteers are assigned to each site?
Who will be in charge of the volunteers at the sites?
Tentative schedule for the day


VOLUNTEER QUESTIONS

When is DP Day? 
Can I have one of my clubs volunteer together as a group? 
Can I sign up with a group of friends, or do I sign up individually? 
When do I register for DP Day? 
What do we have to bring on DP day? 
How will transportation be handled?



What is DP Day? 
DP day is the largest day of service-learning at the University of Michigan and every year, around 1,000+ students and volunteers participate in various hands-on projects throughout the city of Detroit, from urban gardening, to clean up and demolition with a focus on community revitalization. This year we will be partnering with other student volunteers from local colleges such as UDM, Wayne State, and U-M Dearborn. 

When is DP Day? 
This year, DP Day will be on April 7st, 2018. Volunteers will arrive at various sites in the morning and will work throughout the day before returning to Ann Arbor or other locations. 

How many sites typically participate in DP Day? 
Every year, around 30-40 sites sign up on an intake form that we will be sending out which asks for information such as type of work, address and location, and number of volunteers needed at each site. How many volunteers are assigned to each site? We will assign varying numbers of volunteers for each site, depending on how demanding the tasks are. University organizations will often sign up to volunteer together as a team, so we will try and match the group of volunteers with how many are needed for each site. 

How many volunteers are assigned to each site? 
We will assign varying numbers of volunteers for each site, depending on how demanding the tasks are. University organizations will often sign up to volunteer together as a team, so we will try and match the group of volunteers with how many are needed for each site. 

Who will be in charge of the volunteers at the sites? 
Each site will have Community Coordinators who are members of the Detroit Partnership Planning Team. They will be in charge of coordinating the arrival of volunteers as well as leading reflection and ultimately getting everyone back on the buses at the end of the day. There will also be site leaders who are in charge of the student groups they are volunteering with. 

Tentative schedule for the day Volunteers are expected to arrive on time in the morning so that they can get situated and depart with their group in a timely manner. Buses will then take students directly to their assigned sites, where they will be able to volunteer until the afternoon. Lunch will be provided. Buses will then take the volunteers back to where they were initially picked up. Further details about exact times and locations are to be determined as DP Day gets closer. volunteer questions 

When is DP Day? 
DP Day is April 1st, 2017! We will meet early in the morning, and return back to Ann Arbor in the afternoon. Please make sure you keep this date clear so you can participate all day! 

Can I have one of my clubs volunteer together as a group? 
Of course! All we ask is that you first pick a representative from your club to be a “site leader” and register the organization's name. Then individual members can register under the same organization name, and we will match a site that the organization can participate at together! 

Can I sign up with a group of friends, or do I sign up individually? 
You can definitely do either option! If you were planning on volunteering with a group of friends, make up a team name under the “organization” option so we know how you would like to be grouped. If you prefer to sign up individually, simply disregard the option to list an organization. 

When do I register for DP Day? 
Registration for organization will begin in late January and go on until mid-February. Note that these are just the dates to communicate that a group will want to volunteer together, and each group need only one person to register them. After that, volunteers will have until mid-March to sign up either as individuals or under their group’s name. 

What do we have to bring on DP day? 
All volunteers need to do before DP Day is to make sure and fill out the waiver forms beforehand. It is also recommended to dress appropriately for the weather, especially since many volunteers will be working outside. Bringing a water bottle and snacks is optional, but lunch will be provided at the volunteering site. 

How will transportation be handled? 
We will coordinate all transportation to and from Detroit! We just ask that you arrive at the Indoor Track Building in a timely manner so that everyone can be ensured transportation and there are no delays. Further details will be given closer to DP Day.