College gathering volunteers for Day of Caring

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to save the date for a college-wide volunteer opportunity at AACORN Farm on March 30. In conjunction with United Way and Tillers International, volunteers will work on a number of projects, inside and out, to improve the property and prepare for the summer growing season.

AACORN sees adults with developmental disabilities as valued members of a diversely-abled community. The organization allows participants to work with others to build social skills while engaging in meaningful activities.

Volunteers will receive free lunch and a free t-shirt!

Rain or shine, volunteers will work inside and out, cleaning up the house and yard, building raised garden beds, painting, building a chicken coop, etc. Participants are encouraged to bring tools like rakes and shovels, or cleaning and painting supplies. Exact times are still TBD.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Juliana Cizek in the CHHS Office of Student Engagement and Success at (269) 387-8468.

About the hosts

  • AACORN sees adults with developmental disabilities as valued members of a diversely-abled community. The organization allows participants to work with others to build social skills while engaging in meaningful activities. This cooperative model creates a sense of community among peers who are typically marginalized due to communication challenges. aacornfarm.org
  • Founded in 1981, Tillers International is dedicated to improving the lives of people in rural areas throughout the world. Tillers works with farmers and artisans to create effective, innovative and sustainable solutions to a variety of problems. The organization specializes in draft animal power, blacksmithing and woodworking. tillersinternational.org