Q1. What time do I need to be at Crisler Arena for check-in on DP DAY?
A: 8:00am, be on time!
Q2. What should I wear to DP Day?
A. Wear layers! Make sure you have closed-toe shoes, preferably work boots. Dress according to the weather, because rain or shine, DP DAY IS ON! Also, BRING A WATER BOTTLE if possible.
Q3. Should I bring/eat my own breakfast?
A. If you would like, but a very basic breakfast will be provided in the morning.
Q4. Should I bring my own lunch?
A. We’ll provide you with lunch; you may want to bring a water bottle however in case you get thirsty during the day as drinks will only be provided at lunchtime.
Q5. Is it okay for me to wear jewelry?
A. It’s a free country, but we don’t recommend it.
Q6. What do I do when I arrive at Crisler Arena the morning of DP Day?
A. Check in with a volunteer coordinator and receive your waiver and t-shirt.
Q7. How do I get to Detroit?
A. Volunteers are all taken to Detroit via bus. We don’t allow any volunteers to drive their own cars unless they do not study at the University of Michigan.
Q8. When I get to my site, what do I do?
A. Get ready to do some work and have some fun. The organization that runs your site will provide you with instructions. Be cooperative – remember that you are their guest!
Q9. I have to go to the bathroom at my site, where do I go?
A. Your site will have access to restrooms – either provided by the site or by the DP (porta-johns)
Q10. What happens if an emergency occurs?
A. One site leader will call 911 while someone else contacts Phil Berkaw (734) 353-0795.
Q11. What is the rally?
A. At 2:30, volunteers will re-board the buses to go to Stoepel Park to attend a rally that celebrates the DP’s achievements and provides information about Detroit’s challenges and successes.
Q12. When do we leave Detroit?
A. After the speakers/activities at Stoepel Park, usually around 4:30 pm. DP personnel will dismiss the buses once all are on-board.
Q13. Do we just leave when we want to?
A. All the buses will leave for Ann Arbor at the same time.