Community Service Day
Sponsored by KPMG LLP and KPMG Foundation
ATTENTION: This volunteer opportunity requires you to arrive in Washington, DC prior to 9:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
As part of the 2018 Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) international annual meeting in Washington, DC, KPMG LLP and KPMG Foundation are proud to again sponsor BAP International Day of Literacy for our Community Service Day project. The event is in collaboration with the United Way of the National Capital Area and the nonprofit organization First Book. On Thursday, August 9, we will visit local organizations in underserved neighborhoods to distribute books and teach the children the importance of literacy in their lives. At the end of the day, each child will go home with a brand new book. Since 2013, we have given out over 19,000 books during our Community Service Day event.
All BAP annual meeting attendees, except those students and faculty participating in Project Run With It, are expected to participate.
Please review the Volunteer Manual to give you more information regarding the event. There is no need to print this Manual, as you will receive detailed instructions on the bus ride regarding your assigned role. Please just familiarize yourself with this information prior to August 9, so you will be prepared for how the day will run.
If you would like to participate but are unable to attend the International Day of Literacy events (due to health issues, late arrival, etc.), please email Marisa DiRocco. There will be a service activity at the hotel – Operation Backpack – for you to do instead.
Volunteer roles will be assigned during the bus ride to each location. Roles you can choose from are:
Leads a group of children through each station at the Literacy Fair. Participates in the activities with them and makes sure they have an outstanding day.
Assists the children at assigned station.
Book Station Volunteer
Organizes books, places bookplates and bookmarks in each book, and delivers books to each station for distribution at the close of the event. When children are at their first station, the book station volunteers take a Tally Sheet and count how many students are on each team. They deliver books to the team’s final station.
Campus Cleanup Volunteer
Volunteers will work with teachers and custodians at three DC schools to assist them in getting ready for the school year. Volunteers will help teachers organize classrooms, clean desks and tables, and any other work that needs to be done at the school to make it fresh, clean and an inviting location for the children.
We are in need of volunteers for a few important roles – please sign up for these roles now by contacting the appropriate person below:
Photographers: We need photographers with their own camera (SDHC card to be provided) to take pictures during the day, including pictures of the children with a mascot at each location. If you enjoy taking pictures and would like to volunteer for this activity, please send an email to Didi Itauma.
Mascot Volunteers: Would you like to bring a bit of whimsy and fun to the event? Now’s your chance! Dress up like a tiger, elephant (with a pink tutu), frog, etc. If you are interested, please contact Maya Lacayo.
Spanish Speaking Volunteers: Do you speak Spanish? We need volunteers who speak Spanish at one of our locations. If you would like to spend some time during the day speaking with the children in Spanish, please contact Maya Lacayo.
Note: Lunch, transportation, and 2 bottles of water per volunteer will be provided.
School Supply Drive
As part of Community Service Day, we are collecting school supplies, which will be distributed to local elementary school children who attend under-served programs in the Washington, DC area. Please choose one or more items below to bring to Washington, DC. If you would like to purchase supplies when you arrive, there is an Office Depot just across the street from the Washington Hilton – 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
• Box of #2 Pencils (Standard yellow)
• Box of Crayons - 24 Count
• Glue Sticks
• Washable Markers – 8 Count
• Children's Scissors
• Pencil Case
• Wide-Ruled Spiral Bound Notebook
• 3-Ring Notebook
• Box of Colored Pencils – 24 Count
• Pack of Fun Stickers
These items will be collected near the annual meeting registration area at the Washington Hilton.
We will have a raffle for those who contribute school supplies. You will receive a raffle ticket for each item donated. Raffle winners will be notified on the BAP App, Facebook, Twitter, and announcements during the meeting, and can pick up their prize at the registration desk.
We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC and your participation in this exciting and rewarding opportunity!
If you have any questions regarding the Community Service Day event, please contact Della Moore.