It’s Raining Volunteers! Students & Staff Brave the Weather to Give Back

A little rain couldn’t keep the 33 Globe University-Appleton student and staff volunteers from helping out at the Scheel’s USA Youth Sports Complex on Friday, May 17. All it took was a little determination and desire to help–and one of the City of Appleton’s many parks is a little cleaner this week because of it.

Community Service Day, Globe University

Volunteers avoid the rain as they pose for a picture under the park pavillion.

Scheel’s USA Youth Sports Complex is considered one of the best sports facilities in the state, housing 15 full size soccer fields and baseball and softball diamonds. The complex brings in hundreds of thousands of tourists to the area during regularly scheduled state, regional and national competitions for youth sports. The volunteers from Globe University battled through pouring rains and high winds, but they were still able to complete tasks such as garbage collection, weeding and mulching.

Community Service Day, Globe University

Globe University staff member Gina Havlovick works through the rain to help spread mulch on the grounds.

Globe University employee Cathy Olk knows that these kinds of parks need constant cleaning in order to impress the thousands of people who come to the area each summer. “Even though it was raining we all pitched in and did what we could,” Cathy said. “It made me feel good what we could accomplish on such a rainy day to give back to our community.”

This was the second year that staff and students helped at the sports complex. Globe University-Appleton is just one of more than 25 schools in the Globe University system that participated in this year’s Community Service Day projects. Other projects that were open to the community included career planning workshops, workplace safety and anti-bullying workshops,creating free public service announcements for nonprofit organizations, and working with local Junior Achievement programs.

Community Service Day, Globe University

Volunteers also helped dismantle old picnic tables and recycle the wood.