Good Neighbor Day FAQs

Registration is easy

Registration is currently closed. When it reopens for next year's event, you can visit goodneighborday.umd.edu to find the registration form.

**PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER ONLINE BEFORE YOU SHOW UP AT THE EVENT SO WE CAN MAKE SURE TO HAVE PLENTY OF T-SHIRTS AND FOOD FOR EVERYONE IN YOUR PARTY.**

everyone is invited

Youth aged 17 and under are requested to attend with a guardian. As long as your child is able to meaningfully contribute to work projects, s/he is welcomed to lend a hand as a volunteer.

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 lightweight, 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.

Carpooling is Encouraged

On Good Neighbor Day, the parking restrictions will be lifted in the Lakeland neighborhood where the event takes place, so there will be ample parking. 

Track Your Hours

Yes, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will be providing four Student Service Learning hours and will have a table set up at the end of the event to sign-off on service. 

Registration is from 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM

Volunteers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the College Park Community Food Bank and household items for GreenDrop. Light breakfast items will be provided.

9:00 AM

Volunteers head off to your work sites and learn special instructions about the work you’ll be doing.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Projects will be underway

From 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

There will be a tabling expo where local businesses, organizations, and civic associations will be providing information to community members.

12:00 PM

Volunteers head back to the College Park Community Center where a light lunch will be served followed by a closing ceremony where we will recognize and celebrate all who helped to make this year’s GND community-building event another big success.

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