Mystery Service Saturdays

Overview

Mystery Service Saturday is a program in Leadership and Civic Engagement where students are given the chance to explore the social and volunteer opportunities around North Carolina.  Students will embark to an unknown local service organization and provide their help. Afterwards, students will be taken to a fun social activity that explores local North Carolina culture, as well as allows students to interact with those they have served with!  Be excited for the element of surprise and the enjoyment of service!

Upcoming

The next Mystery Service Saturday will take place on September 21st, from 12:20 AM to 5:00 PM. We will meet outside D.H. Hill library before heading out for the service event. An email will be sent out the week of the event to participants confirming participation. Please email hnjohns2@ncsu.edu if you have any questions. Register at the NC State Service Site below!

NC State Service Site

Past Events

Summer Edition

For this Mystery Service Saturday, it was a scorcher! Our brave Mystery Crew spent their morning tending to Alliance Medical Ministry´s garden. AMM is an organization which offers medical care for individuals who cannot purchase their own and do not qualify for Medicaid. After helping beautify and upkeep the garden, the Mystery Crew took a trip to Pullen Park. There they discussed their day´s work over Gusto Pizza, a local farm to table pizzeria, and a ride on the Pullen Park Train Shuttle. With many of these participants being Summer START students, it was a great opportunity to get the year started right!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Edition

For this Mystery Service Saturday, participants took a trip to the nearby Inter-Faith Food Shuttle grocery packing facility. While we have worked in the IFFS´s Learning Garden before, this was our first time helping bag groceries! After creating our assembly line and filling the bags with goods, we had the chance to directly deliver the groceries to their low-income elderly recipients. After visiting a nearby local bakery and exploring Downtown Cary, this experience sparked a discussion ad Mr. King and his legacy as to how it pertains to Civic Engagement.

Deluxe Edition

For this Mystery Service Saturday, we took twice as many participants as we usually do, bringing our number from 12 to a whopping 30! Participants helped glean sweet potatoes in a nearby Johnston County farm as we partnered up with Society of St. Andrews to address food insecurity. All of the sweet potatoes gleaned were transferred to local food banks to help combat hunger in our local communities. After the service, the Mystery Crew took a trip to a nearby farm holding a Fall Festival. Everyone had a blast feeding and petting the goats and pigs that were there, and taking a hayride to the flower fields nearby.

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