NORTH GEORGIA — The University of North Georgia already planned to expand its Saturday of Service, traditionally held the first week of the fall semester on the Dahlonega Campus, to all five campuses this August. Now with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting large gatherings, the university will employ a “pay it forward” strategy that leads to service throughout the northeast Georgia region, culminating on Saturday.
The virtual event encourages UNG students, faculty, staff, and alumni to engage in community service and random acts of kindness from Aug. 17-22 and post their efforts on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #NighthawksTogether.
“We want to create more opportunities for UNG faculty, staff, students, and alumni to serve,” said Bobbi Larson, UNG’s director of economic development and community engagement.
One example of virtual volunteerism is to read to kids via a virtual platform. Community organizations can submit virtual volunteer opportunities to be considered for