SERVE Together

Catholic Social Teaching

Everybody knows that the Catholic Church does great works of charity. But did you know social justice is a necessary part of our faith?The measure of a Christian is not just love of God, but also love of neighbor.

Campus and community opportunities for learning and volunteering are listed below. Many are not sponsored by us. While we do our best to vet these opportunities, they may not represent our core values. Aside from CCM-sponsored activities, we do not endorse and are not responsible for these events or their content. Please do not reach out to us directly about individual opportunities if other contact information is available.

Volunteer with Reading Connections

Reading Connections is a nonprofit organization in Greensboro that provides innovative programs designed to improve literacy of children and adults in Guilford County, N.C. They are currently looking for volunteers to do a variety of tasks, including virtual tutoring, teaching classes, social media content development, adult career readiness, and so much more. To sign-up and learn more about volunteer tasks, click here.

Serve with the Food Insecurity Student Collective

The Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement is looking for students to serve on the first-ever Food Insecurity Student Collective! The collective is made up of students passionate about bringing awareness to and ending food insecurity here on UNCG’s campus and beyond. Members of the collective will have the opportunity to assist with the planning and hosting of OLCE’s events around food insecurity. The deadline to apply is September 3, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Click here to apply: olce.uncg.edu/students/short-term-service/food-security-initiatives.

Video Editor & Content Creator Volunteers Needed

Unity in Greensboro supports those seeking a positive path for spiritual living through Prayer & Meditation, Education, Celebration, and Service. They are seeking volunteer video editors and content creators! They produce one video each week and would like to find either one committed volunteer or a small team of volunteers who would like to split up the job. For more information and to sign-up now, visit uncg.givepulse.com/event/244357.

South Buffalo Creek Community Workday

This project provides the opportunity for volunteers to assist in improving the environment conditions and quality of waters in the South Buffalo Creek. Their final "Community Workday" will take place September 18th from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. The Community Workday is an event that the Cottage Gardens Resource Center puts together once every 3 months in the Cottage Grove neighborhood to help restore Buffalo Creek and Bingham Park back to their natural and thriving selves. Volunteers are provided with cleaning supplies, environmental education, food and incentives to help in this community effort. If you are interested in volunteering, sign up through eventbrite.

YWCA Family Shelter

The YWCA Greensboro serves Family Shelter residents who are sheltered-in. They are in need of volunteers to bring in meals for the residents. You can sign up to bring a meal at Signup.com/go/OPsXhZE. They are also in great need of the following donations: Lysol spray, Clorox wipes, powder free disposable gloves (size Large), bleach, hand sanitizer, paper products- toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, disposable plates, cups, bowls and utensils. snacks, juice and sugar. Since this is a family shelter, donations of arts and crafts supplies would also be greatly appreciated! To donate or get involved, please contact Deb Harris Richardson at drichardson@ywcagsonc.org.

Senior Resources of Guilford

Volunteers are needed to help complete grocery shopping or pick up medications from the pharmacy for older adults with Senior Resources of Guilford. Available shifts are Monday-Friday- 8:30am-11:30am, 11:30-1:30pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm, and 3:30pm-5:00pm. All volunteers must be 18 or older. To sign-up for a shift or to learn more, please contact Ashlyn at caregiver@senior-resources-guilford.org!

Greensboro Urban Ministry

Volunteers are needed to help pack and distribute packed lunches at the Greensboro Urban Ministry daily from 9am-1pm. They also need helpers in the Food Pantry to help from 9am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Please contact Gail Gore-Lewis directly at 336-553-2642 to sign-up. For more information about volunteering at GUM, visit greensborourbanministry.org.

Donations Needed: Spartan Open Pantry

The Spartan Open Pantry serves our UNCG Spartans to ensure all have access to food! They are running low on supplies and need your help by donating food or money. Donations can be dropped off at the SOP (509 Tate Street) from 4 – 9 p.m. each Tuesday and Wednesday night. Donations most needed right now are pasta, rice, canned meats, snacks, deodorant, toothbrushes, & toothpaste. To donate money for the pantry to stock the shelves, click here.

Piedmont Environmental Alliance (P.E.A.)

Do you care about climate change? Piedmont Environmental Alliance (P.E.A.) is looking for individuals who are passionate about the environment, enjoy public speaking and are interested in teaching the next generation about climate change. Join Piedmont Environmental Alliance (P.E.A.) in bringing awareness and environmental action to Title I classrooms in Forysth county.They’re looking for volunteers with availability during school hours to serve as educators for the fall and spring semesters. Training is provided and no experience is necessary. For more information, visit their website at: www.peanc.org or e-mail Desiree at dagorbea@uncg.edu and Annie at annie@peanc.org.

February 2022

JUSTICE RETREAT: GIVE YOUR HEART AWAY

Join college students from across the Diocese for a weekend of service, fellowship, food and reflection as we learn about Catholic Social Teaching. Registration is $50 payable to "Catholic Campus Ministry". Ask us about scholarships.

Those who act justly will live in the presence of God (Psalm 15). We work to provide students opportunities to learn about justice issues and how Catholic Social Teaching impacts our understanding of these issues. Armed with this knowledge we promote service projects related to these issues.