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1000plus History/FAQ

The 1000plus Planning Committee coordinates a Carnegie Mellon day of service during the spring semester. This year, students, faculty, staff, and alumni have an opportunity to positively impact the greater Pittsburgh community by engaging in service efforts on Saturday, April 6, 2013. 1000plus has worked this year to provide multiple volunteer sites throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. (Please visit our Opportunities page to sign up).

It is our goal to provide service opportunities for individuals, groups and alumni in the Carnegie Mellon community that allow them to have a personally relevant impact in the local area. Also, we hope that 1000plus is a chance to connect and network with people of different interest that share the common goal of promoting service.

What is 1000plus?

1000plus is a Carnegie Mellon day of service. This year, students, faculty, staff, and alumni have an opportunity to positively impact the greater Pittsburgh community by engaging in service efforts on Saturday, April 6th. 1000plus has worked to provide multiple volunteer sites throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. It is our goal to provide service opportunities for individuals, groups and alumni in the Carnegie Mellon community that allow them to have a personally relevant impact in the local area. Also, we hope that 1000plus is a chance to connect and network with people of different interest that share the common goal of promoting service.

How do I register?

Please visit the opportunities page, find an opportunity you like and click the 'register' button to register.

What types of service opportunities are available?

There are many types of service opportunities in many categories including:

  • Adult Education & Literacy
  • Animal Support
  • Children & Youth
  • Community Events/Enrichment
  • Disaster Relief
  • Health & Wellness
  • Environmental Protection/Preservation
  • Homelessness & Hunger
  • Renovation - Revitalization - Repair
  • Senior Care

What if I want to register my group?

During registration, you can specify that you want to be a group leader and add the names of other members of your group.

What is a site leader?

Site Leaders are a core part of 1000plus' success. Without the help of Site Leaders it would be almost impossible to organize and mobilize over 1000 volunteers in the matter of a few hours. As a Site Leader you will help direct volunteers to a service site and interface with the hosting service organization to ensure everything goes smoothly. At the end of service experience you'll facilitate a short conversation with your group to help everyone reflect on their experience. We also hope you'll be gracious enough to wear one of our snazzy 1000plus T-shirts to help promote the event. We'll give you the shirt and let you know the dates it should be worn.

I want to be a site leader, what do I do?

Please email us for more information about how to sign up as a site leader.

What is my time commitment for the day?

We have projects in the morning and afternoon. The times listed on the website are the times of the project and do not include travel time. Project start and end times are subject to slight changes. All transportation will be provided. For morning projects, plan to arrive an hour before the project start time to board the bus. For afternoon projects, check-in will run from 10:30-11:30, with our Service Kick Off Event “Multiply your Effect” beginning at 11:30. Participants will board the buses to afternoon events after the Kick Off is over.

Do I get free food?

You will receive snacks in morning from the kick off events. Additionally, some service sites may be serving a meal or snacks.

Who organizes 1000plus?

The 2012-2013 1000plus board is composed of

  • Michael Carroll - Chair of the Executive Board
  • Aurelia Henderson and Amy Stautz - Project Planning Chairs
  • Seth Vargo - Treasurer
  • Caitlin Jones - Marketing Chair
  • Audrey Alpizar - Webmaster
  • Ashley Chen - Kickoff Chair
  • Cynthia Clement - Site Leaders
  • Vivian Chang - Transportation
  • Katie Davis - Large Groups
  • Erin Taylor - Fundraising
  • Bennett Kriete - Communications Chair
  • Suraj Vasishtha - Marketing Assistant
  • Lara Dorko - Large Group Assistant
  • Julie Rekant, Dominic Akerele, Lori Yamashita - Kickoff Committee
  • Caroline Flowers, Raina Bradford-Jennings, Emily Evans and Sana Ghazi - Planning Committee
Our faculty adviser is Elizabeth Vaughan - Director of Student Activities

When was 1000plus started?

Spring 2008