Good Neighbor Initiative Canvassing Signup
Good Neighbor Initiative Description

The Good Neighbor Initiative is a collaborative partnership between NC State University and the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation. This is a new initiative with an effort by NC State to make door-to-door visits to properties north of Hillsborough Street between Shepherd Street and Oberlin Road. The idea is to talk to off campus students in particular as we get underway with the academic year and make contact with non students who live in the local neighborhoods.

It is meant to be a brief visit sharing information with individuals who are home and leaving behind resources via a door hanger. The main point is to reinforce our goal for everyone to be a good neighbor. The Good Neighbor Initiative is about the promotion of a positive living experience in those neighborhoods where students and non-students live in close proximity.

How to Get Involved

We will need 70-80 NC State employees to serve as volunteers for the three hour canvassing event with a goal to visit at least 1,000 homes in the surrounding neighborhoods. We already know that most of these neighborhoods are comprised of rental properties with NC State students.

Teams of 2-3 people will go door to door on assigned streets briefly talking to residents about being a good neighbor and sharing resources from NC State. Each visit is only meant to be 2-3 minutes long. The event will occur on Monday, October 7, 2019 starting at 1:30pm with an operational meeting. We will provide a brief overview of expectations and give out neighborhood assignments along with the resource door hangers at that time.

Please make sure you have approval from your supervisor to participate in this activity. After staff sign up there will be follow-up information sent from our planning team. This is a great way to give back, get out and out with some light walking exercise in your comfy shoes, and an opportunity to connect with our students and members of the local community. For questions please contact Justine Hollingshead at
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Are you able to drive during the event *
There are some neighborhoods that are a bit farther than would be prudent to walk to from campus. It will save time to have the team of 3-4 individuals drive to a convenient location on the streets/area assigned and then drive back to campus. We only anticipate needing 15-20 drivers total.
I understand that approval from my supervisor is required and I have discussed my plans to assist during the event with my supervisor. *
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By registering to volunteer for NC State University for activities associated with University Housing Move-In Days and/or Off-Campus Canvassing initiatives, Participant agrees to the following terms, waivers, and release.Participant agrees to serve as a volunteer for NC State University, and Participant recognizes that their volunteer participation is a privilege afforded to them by NC State University. Participant fully understands, appreciates and assumes all of the risks associated with the volunteer duties. In exchange for their participation, Participant hereby agrees to the following: 1. Participant voluntarily waives, releases and holds harmless NC State University, its elected and appointed officials, officers, employees, agents and other volunteers from any and all claims, causes of action and damages for bodily injury or death that Participant may suffer as a result of, or in any manner connected with, directly or indirectly, Participant’s participation as a NC State University volunteer when such bodily injury or death is the result of Participant’s own negligent or intentional acts or omissions or those of another volunteer. Participant understands that this waiver and release precludes Participant’s right to recovery of damages in the event Participant is injured in the course of performing Participant’s volunteer duties. 2. Participant shall defend, hold harmless and indemnify NC State University, its elected and appointed officials, officers, employees, agents and other volunteers, from and against all damages, claims, liabilities, causes of action, judgments, settlements, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable expert witness and attorney fees) that may at any time arise or be claimed by any person as a result of bodily injury, death or property damage, or as a result of any other claim or cause of action of any nature whatsoever, arising from or in any manner connected with, directly or indirectly, Participant’s negligent or intentional acts or omissions in performing Participant’s volunteer duties for NC State University.3. By submitting this application to volunteer, Participant understands that while volunteering, the media and/or NC State University and/or its designee may take photos, video or audio of volunteers in action. Participant gives permission to NC State University and/or its designee to use Participant’s image, voice, or likeness in news coverage and promotional materials. 4. If Participant is also an employee of NC State University, the following also apply: Participants who agree to volunteer for these initiatives acknowledge that they have received permission from their respective supervisor(s) to participate in volunteer activities either during or outside of their typical work hours. Participant understands that approval from their supervisor is required and Participant has discussed their plans to assist during move-in with their supervisor. For non-exempt employees, Participant understands that they will need to track hours worked, and any hours over 40 should be approved by their respective supervisor.Upon submission of this application, Participant acknowledges that they have read, fully understand and agree to the assumption of risk, waiver, release, hold harmless and indemnification terms set forth above.
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