Keck First Year Seminar class with Mountain Restoration Trust
On Step Forward Day 2013, 75 nonprofit organizations, schools, churches and parks hosted a Pepperdine group. More than 1,600 students, staff, faculty, alumni, family, and friends served more than 4,800 hours in Los Angeles and Ventura County.
Thank you to all of our Community Partners for involving us in the great things you do.
Already thinking of partnering with us (again)? We’d love to partner with you. Email us or call (310) 506-4143 for more information. If you already know what you want to do, review the 2013 forms, which will be updated soon. Continue on to the FAQs.
We invite nonprofit organizations, schools, churches, and parks to become a partner work site. If you can use a group of at least eight and have enough work for three to four hours, we would like to hear from you.
The group will arrive between 8:30 and 9 a.m. and work until close to noon. We can confirm more specific times as the event comes closer. The most successful projects usually have plenty for the group to do the entire time.
We ask that you provide any supplies needed for the group to complete their project. Please assign a representative from your organization to meet the group on the Saturday morning of Step Forward Day. This person will welcome the group and introduce the organization and before setting them to work. He or she will need to stay at the work site through the day.
Projects that involve our student volunteers directly with the people that your organization serves tend to be both rewarding and successful. Sample projects include:
We can assist you by cleaning your facility. Projects often include scrubbing, sweeping, dusting, and window washing.
We can work outside with a variety of projects, including weeding, raking, planting, watering, clearing, cleaning outdoor facilities, picking up trash, and sweeping outdoor areas.
If your facility needs touch-up, repair, or maintenance work, we can participate in projects such as sanding, painting, decorating, assembling furniture, and small fixes.
Office, facility, or storage organization projects could include organizing classrooms, rearranging storage or supply areas, setting up an organized storage system, sorting files, labeling, project planning, project set-up, preparing supplies for upcoming events (e.g., stuffing back-to-school backpacks, setting up tables), and sorting food products.