iARC Volunteering Day
April 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
Friday marked the last day of the two-day Symposium. The day started with the ribbon cutting of the new CC-ED design center positioned on the corner of Tate and Lee Street. The ribbon cutting was a very exciting and special time as we opened the doors for the new design center to the community.
After the ribbon cutting, the students and professors dispersed to each volunteer site. There were a variety of projects across Greensboro including community housing renovations, a design charrette with local AIA architects and Action Greensboro, as well as the re-pointing of the masonry wall that will feature the mural designed earlier this semester. I personally went to a hands-on volunteer job that worked with a house build. While most of the jobs at the site consisted of fixing up the yards, Joleene ( [1st] year iARC) and Jolene were given the opportunity to work upstairs in the building with one of the workers installing the first layer of bathroom flooring. We both excitedly jumped into the project!
The work in the yard was laboring but fun. The volunteer group dug a hole in the front of the house to reach a water pipe. The red clay was difficult to work with but after the job was finished, we all possessed a very refreshed feeling. The job was rewarding and fun, especially working along side different people in the community.
Contributed by Hayden Borders [1st] year