If you enjoyed participating in Terp Service Weekend or if you are looking for an opportunity to get involved in your local community, participate in a Terp Service Day!
At a Terp Service Day, you will have the opportunity to serve at a local community site with other service-minded Terps. You will also have meaningful opportunities to explore, discuss, and reflect upon critical social issues as well as your service experience. Days are a great way to make a difference!
Registration is open to any UMD student, student group, faculty/staff, or class. A light breakfast and lunch are provided to participants. All participants will participate in a brief educational orientation prior to their service experience and a reflection with their service team, afterwards.
Details on upcoming Terp Service Days as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found below.
Link to Registration
October 5, 2013
9:00am – 3:30pm
Stamp Student Union
Registration is now closed
November 16, 2013
February 22, 2014
March 29, 2014
Registration will open Sunday, March 9 at midnight!
May 3, 2014
Varies by site; see below
Registration not yet open
Registration for Terp Service Days (TSD) is electronic. Registration will open approximately 3 weeks before a given TSD. The link to registration can be found on this same page. Registration is open to all UMD students. We kindly request that students only register if they are sure they can participate for the entire day of service which lasts from 9:00am-3:30pm.
Can my group register for a Terp Service Day?
Groups are welcome to participate in a Terp Service Day (TSD). However, group members must register individually. We cannot guarantee that all members will serve at the same service site or that there will be enough spots to accommodate your group. Please review "spots remaining" on the application to see if there is enough spots to accommodate your group. Additionally, Terp Service Days are a good time for your group members to meet new people, so we also suggest that members register for different sites in order to meet other students.
Are there additional opportunities for Terp Service Day participants?
TerpCorps, the student-led program that sponsor the Terp Service Days events, recognizes and engages students who commit to participating in multiple TSDs. The types of recognition and opportunities include:
First-time participant: Students will receive a Terp Service button in recognition of their participation in the TSD and involvement in the Terp Service community.
Second-time participant: Students will receive a Terp Service t-shirt in recognition of their ongoing commitment to service-learning and the Terp Service community. Students will also be invited to become a site leader* for a future Terp Service Day (optional).
Third-time participant: Students will receive a Terp Service canteen water bottle in recognition of their outstanding commitment to service in the greater College Park community. These students continue to have the option to become a site leader.
Fourth-time participant: If participating as a site leader, these students will receive REI site leader backpacks for their personal use and use during Terp Service Days in recognition of their serious commitment to the Terp Service community and to service-based leadership.
Can I get a report of my service hours?
All Terp Service Day participants that complete the registration form, waiver, and post-service survey, can receive electronic documentation of their hours. Requests for service hours reports must be made within 72 hours of the time the student needs the report. Reports are sent electronically via email.
Contact Yoon Shin, the Logistics Intern, at email@example.com.
Terp Service Days were begun as means through which to extend the service experience of students that participate in our annual Terp Service Weekend (TSW). TSW engages approximately 400 UMD students in service-learning opportunities every spring at multiple community sites. These sites are lead by our community partners and have included: