If you enjoyed participating in Terp Service Weekend or if you are looking for an opportunity to get involved in your local community, Terp Service
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 havemeaningful 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 13, 2012
Riggs Alumni Center: Maryland Club Room
Registration is now closed.
November 10, 2012
Riggs Alumni Center
February 16, 2013
STAMP Student Union
March 9, 2013
Registration is now closed.
April 20, 2013
Varies by site; see below.
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 theirhours. 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.
Terp Service Weekend is an annual event that connects University of Maryland students with the surrounding community through meaningful service-learning opportunities. This year's Terp Service Weekend events include:
Thursday, April 18th:
Community Partner Speed Dating 6 pm -7:30 pm in the Pyon Su room of STAMP.
Space for this event is limited. For more information on registering please contact Kyleedonovan13@gmail.com.
The Drug Dialogues 5:30 pm -6:30 pm in the Ulrich Recital Hall of Tawes Hall.
Ninth grade students from Northwestern High School will present advocacy pieces that they've developed in collaboration with the English Department's Writing for Change class. The performance will be followed by a reception with refreshments.
Friday, April 19th:
Social Justice Film Festival 12 pm -8 pm in the Nanticoke room of STAMP.
Socially conscious student groups will present some of their favorite films showcasing societal issues, and lead discussion on efforts to understand and address these issues. Food will be provided. Films to be screened include:
12-2:30 pm Bread and Roses (hosted by Justice at Maryland Coalition)
2:45 - 5:15 pm The Canary Effect (hosted by American Indian Student Union)
5:30 - 8 pm Into the Abyss (hosted by Amnesty International at UMD)
Saturday, April 20th:
Terp Service Day Check in near the Adele H. Stamp Student Union information desk at the start time of your event.
9 am -3:30 pm Community Forklift
9 am -3:30 pm Seabury Resources for Aging
9 am -3:30 pm KEEN
9 am -3:30 pm A Wider Circle
8 am -2:30 pm Anacostia Watershed Society
9 am -3:30 pm Gandhi Brigade
9 am -3:30 pm Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc.
8 am -2:30 pm Montgomery Housing Partnership
10:30 am -4 pm Interfaith Works Clothing Center
9 am -3:30 pm Northwestern High School
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: