Day of service flyer
Download a flyer to promote the Day of Service in your room or office.

As part of Kenyon's Bicentennial Spirit Week leading up to the inauguration of Kenyon’s 20th president, Julie Kornfeld, you're invited to take part in a Day of Service organized by the Generosity Project. Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to cancel standing meetings, carve out an hour or more in your day and sign up to volunteer at one of three on-campus opportunities taking place on Wednesday, April 10, at various locations in the village:

  • Spread Mulch at Wiggin Street Elementary School, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Meet at 207 E. Wiggin St. (Just a few blocks from Middle Path)
    Help prepare and mulch the flower beds at Wiggin Street Elementary School along with their students and staff. Gloves and tools will be provided.
  • Paint a Habitat for Humanity Playhouse, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Meet at the covered parking area behind the Bookstore
    Join student groups in painting a custom playhouse for a local family in need as part of the Habitat for Humanity Playhouse Project. Paint supplies will be provided. Please contact Habitat for Humanity Intern Helena Godsman if you have a student organization that would be interested in leading the design and painting of one of these playhouses.
  • Clean Up the Village, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Meet at the Pocket Park next to the Post Office
    Pitch in to give Gambier a spring cleaning! Volunteers will be assigned a corner of Gambier to spruce up with fellow participants. Gloves and tools will be provided.


Service Day Giveaways! The Office of Community Partnerships is offering free "Kenyon Volunteers'' t-shirts to the first 50 volunteers who sign up to participate. Please indicate your preferred t-shirt size when you register for your service activity. In addition, all Day of Service volunteers will be entered to win a pair of custom Kenyon Nikes donated by the Hillel House.

Also, be sure to stop by the Bicentennial Porch Party on Thursday, April 11 to spread some good spirit by taking part in a quick activity organized by the Generosity Project, enjoy complimentary treats and pick up some Kenyon swag.

About the Generosity Project

The Generosity Project emerges from a group drawn together from across divisions of the College. They are committed to harnessing and amplifying the Kenyon community’s contributions to society and the world by promoting service, philanthropy and community engagement. Generosity Project members include:

  • Annie Gordon, director of alumni and parent engagement (tri-chair)

  • Brian Janssen, dean of students (tri-chair)

  • Wendy Singer, associate provost (tri-chair)

  • Luisa Barone Gantt, advancement project manager (project manager)

  • Marc Bragin, Jewish chaplain, Kenyon College Hillel

  • Colette Cosgrove, advancement fellow

  • Leah Dickens, associate professor, Department of Psychology

  • Lynn Hampton, director of diversity equity and inclusion

  • Christine Laymon '01, Rural Life Initiative coordinator, volunteer program coordinator, Office for Community Partnerships

  • Emily Lindo, associate director of web strategy

  • Don Miller, director of the first-year experience

  • Justin Newell, associate director of athletics, fitness and recreation

  • Emily Shackle, associate director of young alumni engagement

  • Evangeline Warren, visiting instructor of sociology

  • Emily Wise, campus events manager