VANDAL SERVICE DAY
WHAT IS VANDAL SERVICE DAY?
Vandal Service Day is a student volunteer event designed to commemorate and express our sincere gratitude in remembrance of all who came to our aid through an incredible outpouring of support after a devastating tornado struck our school and community on May 10, 2015. Through service-oriented projects, Vandal Service Day fosters unity between our school and community as students come together to express their gratitude and show their selfless spirit to the communities of Van ISD. Conducted near the anniversary of the tornado, Vandals will serve in the spirit of "Looking Back...Moving Forward."
From raking yards, planting trees, weeding flowerbeds, to hauling away debris, Vandal Service Day will unite students with community members in need. When Vandal Service Day began, many of the projects were carried out in the spirit of 'Looking Back' to help repair damage done by the tornado; however now, projects are done in the spirit of 'Moving Forward' to help any community member in need.
WHAT KIND OF JOBS ARE ELIGIBLE?
Any job that can be completed within 3 hours is eligible for this event. Residents within the Van Independent School District are encouraged to submit job requests using the link below. The below form may also be completed and turned in to the Van High School office, the Van ISD Administration Building or emailed to Abby Doring at firstname.lastname@example.org or Karla Rainey at email@example.com.
Vandal Service Day will provide basic tools such as: rakes, shovels, and trash bags. Any other specific supplies should be provided by the homeowner. If you cannot financially provide additional tools or supplies needed to complete the project, please include that in your job request.
Work-site hosts are expected to adhere to all local, state, and federal laws. Vandal Service Day/Van ISD is not responsible for any damages incurred by volunteers. Participants shall protect, hold harmless and indemnify Vandal Service Day participants and Van ISD against all liabilities, claims, suits or demands for injuries to any person and/or property as a result of the event including acts of omissions constituting negligence by volunteers and/or Van ISD. The use of power tools or construction equipment is prohibited. Students cannot work inside the house, work on projects that world normally require a licensed professional, trim branches that are near power or cable lines, climb ladders taller than 8 feet, or use power tools other than lawn mowers and weed eaters. A resident or supervisor is expected to be at the work-site at all times during the time of the project.
All job requests must be submitted by April 26, 2019. Any jobs submitted after April 26, 2019 will be placed on a waiting list. Job requests will be considered on a first come, first serve basis and will only be fulfilled upon approval by the Vandal Service Day Committee.
J.E. Rhodes Elementary, Van Intermediate School, and Van Middle School students will participate in age-appropriate service projects at their respective campuses on Friday, May 10th. Van Junior High and Van High School students will complete community service projects the morning of Saturday, May 11th. In case of inclement weather on the day of the event, we cannot guarantee completion of jobs. Attempts to reschedule will be made.