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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

UA Remembers 4-27-11 with a Day of Service

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Volunteering

Q: Can members of the community who are not UA employees, students or alumni participate in the UA Day of Service?
A: Yes.  Everyone is invited to participate in the UA Day of Service. 

Q: Is there an age limit for children who wish to participate?
A: Yes. Because of the nature of the work, we recommend that children younger than 10 not participate. 

Q: Where are the work sites?
A: Three sites have been selected along the path of the tornado in Tuscaloosa.  Volunteers will be assigned a work site prior to check-in on the morning of April 21.

Q: Can I still participate if I don’t register by April 17?
A: While we will be better able to assign work sites, arrange transportation and provide lunch if you register by the deadline, individuals may come to the check-in sites by 8 a.m. on April 21and still participate. Individuals may continue to make donations to UA Remembers and indicate that they wish to participate in Help a Home through April 17.

Q: Do I have to stay the whole time?
A: Since we will not be able to shuttle volunteers back and forth, and with limited parking at the work sites, we ask that volunteers plan to stay from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Q: Can my group wear our organization’s T-shirts?
A: Yes.  We are encouraging volunteers to wear the Together We Stand Strong T-shirt, but it is perfectly acceptable for members of a group to wear shirts imprinted with their organization’s logo or another UA-logoed T-shirt.

Q: Can I just come to the work site or drive myself to the work site?
A: Parking will be limited at the work sites, so volunteers are asked to park on the UA campus and ride the shuttle to the work site.  A campus parking map will be provided to volunteers.  

Q: Can I bring my own work supplies?
A: Yes, if they can be easily and safely carried on the shuttles.  Please make sure you label your personal work supplies with your name and contact information.

Please do not bring chain saws or power equipment with you to check-in.  If you are a skilled chain-saw or power equipment operator, please let us know by sending your name and contact information to dayofservice@ua.edu.

Q: Will childcare be provided?
A: No.  Childcare will not be available at the check-in sites or at the work sites.  Because of the nature of the work, we recommend that children younger than 10 not participate. 

Q: Will transportation to the work site be provided?
A: Yes.  Volunteers will be transported from the check-in sites to the work sites, then back to the campus at 1 p.m.

Q: Is the lunch only for UA students, employees and alumni?
A: Lunch will be available for all volunteers who work on the UA-designated sites during the UA Day of Service. 

Q: Where should I park and check-in on April 21?
A: After you register online as a volunteer, we will email you with information about parking and your check-in location.

Q: What happens if it rains on April 21?
A: If weather concerns prevent the UA Day of Service from being held as scheduled on April 21, we will reschedule for June. 

Donating

Q: Is my contribution to UA Remembers tax-deductible?
A: Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent the law allows. You can make a contribution to UA Remembers by clicking here

Q: What happens to donated supplies and materials at the end of the Day of Service?
A: Supplies and materials that remain at the end of the Day of Service will be donated to UA’s Community Service Center.  

Q: How can I donate materials and supplies to the UA Day of Service? 
A: You can help provide materials and supplies for the UA Day of Service by making a contribution to UA Remembers by clicking here

Helping a Home

Q: Is my contribution to UA Remembers tax-deductible?
A: Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent the law allows. You can make a contribution to UA Remembers by clicking here

Community