Churches and non-profits will join hands with businesses and local government departments to meet real needs across the city. Projects are being planned throughout Augusta. Scroll down to see a description of each project and sign up to volunteer. Please also consider clicking the donate button above to help cover the costs of the projects. You can email us with any questions or suggestions at email@example.com
Spirit Creek Middle School Project
30 volunteers will help to clean classrooms and the dugouts as well as working on landscaping. There are still some openings, come to Faith Outreach Church at 7:30am Saturday!
Parents Day Out
50 Volunteers will host a parents day out at First Presbyterian Church for any Richmond county foster parents. This is a project that you can bring your own kids to, and is a great way for your entire family to serve together! Some slots left, come to First Presbyterian Church Saturday at 8:00 am!
Hephzibah High School Project
30 volunteers are needed to help clean and beautify the courtyard, work on landscaping, and pressure wash in front of the school. There are still some openings, come to Faith Outreach Church at 7:30am Saturday!
Downtown Litter Cleanup
25 volunteers will go through all the streets in the business district and the Riverwalk to clean up litter. Project Leader: Rick Keuroglian (City Hope Alliance)
Material Needs: trash bags, trash grabbers
Literacy and Math Center
20 volunteers will help with a beautification project in the school courtyard to remove old plants, build raised beds, plant flowers, and pressure wash a patio. Project Leader: Marie Gunter-Blindauer (Literacy and Math Center)
40 volunteers will help with painting, cleaning, and landscaping as well as installing 5 picnic tables. Project Leader: Candyn Turman (Hope for Augusta)
Material Needs: 5 picnic tables, 10 gallons of paint, flowers and planting soil.
Sand Hills House Demolition
25 volunteers are needed to help with cleanup from demolishing an abandoned house to help remove blight from the neighborhood. Project Leader: Chris Johnson (Greater Mt. Canaan Church)
Sand Hills Community Garden
20 volunteers are needed to help establish a community garden with the Sand Hills neighborhood. Project Leader: Chris Johnson (Greater Mt. Canaan Church)
Material Needed: Lumber to build raised beds, garden soil, and flowers.
Sand Hills Community Center Cleanup
20 volunteers are needed to help clean up at the community center. Project Leader: Chris Johnson (Greater Mt. Canaan Church)
Lake Forest Hills Elementary School
20 volunteers are needed to help do landscaping and work on flower beds to help beautify the school.
Materials Needed: 5 picnic tables, planting soil, and flowers.
Glen Hills Mission Center
70 volunteers will do cleanup projects, landscaping, and painting at this community center. Project Leader: Stephen Newman (Warren Baptist Church)
Materials Needed: 5 gallons of paint, plants for landscaping
Parent's Day Out (VBS)
45 volunteers are needed to put on a VBS type event for kids of low income families and provide a parent’s day out. Project Leader: Stephen Newman (Warren Baptist Church)
DFCS Office Project
50 volunteers will help to repaint rooms in the Division of Family and Children Services office and prepare care packages for children and workers. Project Leader: Shelby Dodd (Warren Baptist)
Materials Needed: 10 gallons of paint
C. T. Walker House
Volunteers will be cleaning up debris around this historic site in efforts to prepare for a large remodeling and preservation project. Project Leader Hawthorne Welcher (Augusta Housing and Development)
Christ Community Health Services
The downtown community is in incredible need of 20 volunteers to improve the aesthetics of Christ Community Health Services. CCHS has recently expanded, and we are going to partner with them and serve their clinic because of all the ways they serve the downtown community!
Cleanup at Diamond Lakes Regional Park
30 volunteers are needed to clean up litter and debris at the park. Project Leader: Savannah Riverkeeper
May Park Cleanup
10 volunteers are needed who can arrive early to help with registration at First Presbyterian Church for the downtown projects. Following this they will help to set up for lunch at May Park and clean up litter in the park.
Richmond Academy High School
45 volunteers will help repaint ramps and handrails throughout the school as well as organize storage rooms. Project Leader: Ron Jones (The Hill Baptist)
Volunteers will pick up litter along Wrightsboro Road in Laney Walker/Bethlehem areas. Project Leader: Augusta Marshal’s Office
Paine College House Demolition Cleanup
20 volunteers are needed to help with cleanup efforts and the demolition of an abandoned house to help develop the Paine College property. Project Leader: Paine College
Deck for Safe Home
10 volunteers are needed to help build a deck onto a local safe home for women and children.
What is CityServe?
CityServe Augusta is an initiative to help organize local churches, nonprofits, and community leaders to partner together to address community needs. We seek to do this while promoting unity, diversity, and community that could lead to ongoing partnership in Christ’s name.
Over 60 groups were represented at our vision luncheon on February 23rd. Guests came from churches, non-profits, local businesses, and government agencies to discuss ways we can work together to serve our community. We heard from guest speaker, Kevin Palau, about his experience with similar projects in other cities. We also heard from Mayor Hardie Davis, and the CityServe chairmen about the upcoming April 29th Day of Service.