Good Neighbor Day FAQs

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to host Good Neighbor Day on Saturday, April 4 as originally planned. Our planning committee is excited to announce that a hybrid version of GND 2020 on Saturday, November 7. We are offering a combination of physically-distanced and virtual projects designed to support and engage our neighbors. Projects will be small-scale and follow health and safety guidelines including adequate distance and supplying volunteers with gloves and masks.

Virtual workshops will take place throughout the day from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM via Zoom. Workshops will be on a variety of topics meant to educate and connect our shared community. Participants will receive further information on registering via Zoom and accessing the virtual workshop.

In-Person Projects

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Volunteers will check-in at their project sites with the project leader. 

9:00 AM

Volunteers will receive special instructions about the work they’ll be doing and projects will begin.

9:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Service projects will be completed. 

Virtual Workshops

9:30 AM – 5:00 pM

60-minute workshop will take place throughout the day. 

Registration is easy

You can visit goodneighborday.umd.edu to find the registration form.

**IN ORDER TO ENSURE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR A PROJECT ONLINE BEFORE YOU COME TO THE EVENT** 

Ages 13 and older 

Youth 12 and younger are required to attend with a parent/guardian and bring a signed parental informed consent form. As long as your child is able to meaningfully contribute to work projects, they welcomed to lend a hand as a volunteer. 

Students ages 13 to 17 must obtain parent signature and bring a signed parental informed consent form this form to the service site on Saturday, November 7, 2020. This event is not suited for younger students because of safety concerns.

GND Parental Informed Consent Form

Please Dress Appropriately

If you will be working outside, please dress comfortably and ready for work. Close-toed shoes and long pants are a must. If you are signed up to for an invasive species removal project, we recommend that you wear a long-sleeved shirt and apply sunscreen and insect repellent. All service projects will take place rain or shine so dress appropriately.

Please Come Prepared

Bring your signed waiver with you to expedite your registration/check-in process. To support our “zero waste” efforts, please bring a reusable water bottle with you to help reduce how much waste is sent to the landfill.

Everything else you can leave to us! All of the gardening tools, gloves, bags and supplies you may need will be provided.

GND Volunteer Waiver 2020 
GND Parental Informed Consent Form

 

Carpooling is Encouraged

We will send you parking suggestions via email ahead of time with your project details. 

Track Your Hours

Yes, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will be providing for Student Service Learning hours to sign-off on service.