Life at the Center
An active Corpsmember Advisory Board, or CAB, along with residential staff, plan and manage the monthly recreation schedule. The CAB is responsible for the supervision of the gym, TV room with a billiard table, a center store, vegetable garden, a recycling program and scheduling ongoing weekend volunteer events. Once a month several corpsmembers volunteer for the VFW Breakfast where they serve breakfast to local veterans in Georgetown. Other activities include talent shows, arts and crafts, karaoke, basketball, soccer, horseshoes, and bee-keeping classes. Corpsmembers participate in local parades, Earth Day activities, Coastal Cleanup days and more.
During their days off, corpsmembers can visit the City of Auburn and Roseville for major shopping; Lake Tahoe and the Sierra is only 90 minutes away for year-round seasonal recreational activities. The Middle and North Forks of the American River are only nine miles away.
Greenwood dormitories are clean and comfortable and corpsmembers are responsible for keeping their rooms and community areas clean. Their day begins with morning cleanup and a healthy breakfast; they pack their own bag lunch and go off to roll call where their Crew Supervisor conducts uniform and health andsafety inspections. Daily reminders are “Work Safely, Communicate with Respect, Act with Integrity, and Protect and Enhance the Environment.”
Monthly Unity Days are held to recognize corpsmember leadership promotions, Corpsmember of the Month, Residential Corpsmember of the Month, high school graduates, Class Attendance Awards, Safety Awards, Corpsmember Volunteer of Month and Corpsmember Competency Awards. Guest speakers are scheduled from the community; current and potential sponsors and alumni corpsmembers come and share their success stories. A banquet style dinner is prepared by the Culinary Arts crew.