Annual Community Service day slated for April 16

Community Service Day

On Saturday, April 16, Marietta College students, faculty and staff will roll up their sleeves and participate in a variety of projects as they take part in the Office of Civic Engagement’s Community Service Day (CSD).

CSD is an annual event that allows members of the College community to interact with non-profit organizations throughout Marietta.

Service sites that will host volunteers this year include Marietta Cemeteries Coming Alive, Marietta in Bloom, Marietta Main Street, Washington County United Way and Washington and Phillips Elementary Schools.

All of the participating organizations are important contributors to Marietta’s continued vibrancy. CSD is a great opportunity for students to become more familiar with the dedicated work of so many local organizations that contribute to preserving and improving their adopted home of Marietta.

People interested in participating in CSD are encouraged to pre-register at

Individuals as well as athletic teams, friend groups, campus clubs and organizations, and class collaborations are all encouraged to participate.

Beyond being a CSD participant, some students may be interested in being a Service Site Leader. Working as a liaison between the community partner organization and a guide for the group, Service Site Leaders will receive a brief training, support and an exclusive CSD Site Leader T-shirt.

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 16, in Upper Gilman where there will be sign-in sheets, coffee and donuts. The day’s activities are scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to noon.

Preregistration is strongly encouraged to make sure enough coffee, donuts and thank you gifts for all participant are acquired.

Please email Matthew Johnson, CSD Student Coordinator, or Maribeth Saleem-Tanner, Director of Civic Engagement, at, for any questions or comments.