SERVE Together

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.

Campus Ministry Fish Fry Fundraiser - April 3, 2020

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, please join us at Saint Paul's Catholic Church in Greensboro to help serve and clean up. Sign up here.

Support Operation Christmas Child - March 18

Join us for a board game tournament on March 18th from 6-9pm in EUC Claxton. Participants can either play for free or pay $3 to play for a chance to win a prize. There will be games provided and people are also welcome to bring their favorite games to play with friends. One of the prizes that will be available to win is a $15 starbucks gift card. Snacks will be provided. All of the proceeds will be used to continue Operation Christmas Child on campus. Contact Joanna Goedeke (jrgoedek@uncg.edu) for questions.

Guilford Creek Week - Saturday, March 28

Join UNCG’s Center for Housing and Community Studies to be a part of Guilford Creek Week, in improving the Cottage Grove neighborhood by participating in a community work day on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This project provides the opportunity for residents and volunteers to assist in improving the environmental conditions and quality of waters in the South Buffalo Creek as it passes through the Cottage Grove neighborhood. Refreshments will be served for volunteers. Please register here.

Hiring (Paid) Student Reflection Leaders for Fall 2020 - April 3 Deadline

The Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement is hiring Student Reflection Leaders (SRLs) for the Fall 2020 semester. SRLs are student leaders that support quality service-learning in the classroom. Each SRL is matched with an instructor who teaches a service-learning course. They work with instructors to lead in-class presentations about service-learning, critical reflection activities and discussions, and work with service sites and students to ensure that service projects and hours are running smoothly! You can read more about this position and apply through Handshake. The deadline to apply is April 3rd at 12 noon. Strong consideration will be given to candidates who’ve taken at least one service-learning course at UNCG and/or have significant community service experience. If you have questions please email Katelyn Bodwell at k_bodwel@uncg.edu.

Become a Tutor/Mentor with Operation Xcel

Operation Xcel offers academic and enrichment programs for youth in kindergarten through eight grade. They are currently recruiting volunteers to serve at 3 elementary and middle schools in the Piedmont Triad. Email maviles@operationxcel.org with any questions or to sign up to volunteer.

  • Stokesdale (Elementary): Tutor volunteers needed any day Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Welborn Academy (Middle School): Tutor volunteers needed any day Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Next Generation Academy (Elementary):
    • One on one mentor volunteer for a specific child who is in need of special attention. They are looking for a dedicated volunteer who can make a connection. Will assist with homework time, enrichment, and snack time Monday through Friday from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Tutor volunteers- Any day Monday- Friday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Serving 2-5 students. Tutors will help during homework time, enrichment, and snack time.
    • Greeter & Attendance Volunteer- 5:00 pm to 6:16 pm. Will greet the parents as they come in to pick up their child and make sure attendance is taken.
    • Homework Helpers- Any day Monday - Thursday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Serving 2-5 students

Serve with Catalyst: Including Individuals with Disabilities - Saturday, March 28

Catalyst is a Saturday program where participants engage in meaningful community service and be a spark for change! You will have the opportunity to learn about the social and environmental issues that have an impact on our community, serve alongside community partners in the triad, and reflect on your experiences as a group. On Saturday, March 28th, our Catalyst will focus on Including individuals with Disabilities. We will learn more about local Greensboro organizations and initiatives who are doing their part to ensure individuals with physical, intellectual, and/or emotional disabilities are included in every part of our community! Learn more and register here.

Engagement Fellow for Farmer Foodshare - March 20, 2020 Deadline

UNCG OLCE is hiring a Summer Civic Engagement Fellow to fight hunger, promote student volunteerism, and manage volunteer interns through the Farmer Foodshare Donation Station at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. The Farmer Foodshare Donation Station is managed by UNCG students and collects produce from market shoppers and donates the produce to local hunger relief organizations. Read more about this donation station here. This position is for the summer, with an opportunity to renew through the academic year. As the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is held on Saturdays, hours will regularly include Saturday shifts during the hours of 7am-12pm at 501 Yanceyville St. in Greensboro. If you’re the person for the job, apply here. Applications close March 20th at 5:00pm.

Student Affairs Scholarships

The 2020-2021 UNCG Student Affairs scholarships are now open! 17 scholarships are being offered to current UNCG students. Each one has its own eligibility, requirements, applications process, and timeline. Review all 17 opportunities at sa.uncg.edu/scholarships/ and apply today!

Eastern North Carolina Internship Program - March 28, 2020 Deadline

Looking for a unique experience for summer 2020? The Eastern North Carolina Internship Program (ENCIP) wants to connect high achievers with paid, high-impact internships based in Tarboro, NC. In addition, ENCIP has scholarships for three students from Eastern North Carolina. Students should mention this in their application if applicable. Our internship fields include educational equity, medicine, tourism/economic development, public health, innovation in public schools, girl’s mentorship, social innovation, and mental health/job equity. Among other great benefits, ENCIP interns enjoy:

  • Centrally located housing shared with a cohort of college-age interns
  • Meaningful, skills-based work with local organizations making the community stronger
  • Themed weekly dinners in the homes of various community members
  • Personalized 1:1 mentor relationship with a well-connected community member
  • Organized weekend activities like trips to the Outer Banks, ATV riding on local farms, paddle-boarding on the Tar River, yoga at the local coffee shop, and so much more
  • Membership in a lifelong community of ENCIP alumni

Students can apply online by March 28th. To learn more about ENCIP and the 2020 internships available to students, please visit our website. Contact ENCIP directly at theencip@gmail.com if they have further questions.

The Human Race 5K

Come join The Volunteer Center of the Triad as they host the 26th Annual Human Race 5K! They need several hundred volunteers in a variety of roles to help make this event a huge success. Please sign up today, and remember- as with ALL volunteer positions- if you sign up, we are counting on you to be there!

BASE Camp Leader Recruitment - March 16, 2020 Deadline

The Division of Student Affairs Spartan BASE Camp program is actively recruiting student leaders for this exciting 3-day program! If you know students that may be interested, please encourage them to apply through Handshake by Friday, March 16. This is a great short-term leadership opportunity and a great addition to a student's resume. Prospective student leaders can learn more about the program and the leader position by visiting the posting in HANDSHAKE, visiting the BASE Camp website, and they can also view the BASE Camp story highlight saved on the @uncg_sa Instagram.

Internship: Casa de Esperanza in Houston, TX

Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through age six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV. Their interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship). Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis. This organization provides on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join from throughout the United States to be part of our internship program. Information about the internship may be found here. Interns gain valuable experience that is relevant to a number of fields and future career goals while simultaneously making a meaningful difference in the lives of a vulnerable group of children. For more information, please email Stephanie Diehl at stephanie@casahope.org.

UNCG Spartans in Dialogue

Interested in meeting new people on campus? Do you want to enhance your skills as a student leader? Would you like to promote diversity and inclusion on campus? Do you want to develop job-focused skills for the future? Spartans-In-Dialogue is a 5-week interactive dialogue experience designed to build relationships across differences and explore topics related to racial identity, race relations, and intersectionality. As a participant, you will learn more about yourself and understand others who are different than you while practicing dialogue skills to communicate effectively about difficult topics. You will learn communication, group dynamics, and diversity skills you can document on the co-curricular transcript to help you with employment, graduate, and professional schools. Sign up to participate through this link.

Litter Pick-up: Greensboro Beautiful's Winter Wipeout - Begins Feb 22, 2020

Volunteers will clean up litter from our streets and neighborhoods as part of Greensboro Beautiful's Winter Wipeout. Cleanups will be taking place throughout the month of February to clean up litter when it's much more visible and accessible. If you see these volunteers, be sure to thank them - or lend a hand! Click here to see where cleanups will be taking place, and other sites available for cleanup on our litter hot spots map. For more information, visit GreensboroBeautiful.org, or email greensborobeautiful@gmail.com.

"Knowing the News"- An Interactive Media Literacy Workshop

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. Their mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible. They are conducting a series of trainings as a part of their Free Speech 2020 initiative, which celebrates the power of speech this election season and works to defend press freedom, fight online harassment, combat disinformation, and uphold protest rights. The first training will be held on Thursday, February 20th at the Glenwood Branch of the Greensboro Public Library at 6:30PM and will focus on how professional journalism works, tips on how to assess the well-being of their news diets, and leave equipped to consume news with a critical eye and empowered to participate in the news ecosystem both locally and nationally. These interactive workshops will be facilitated by our colleague Nora Benavidez, PEN America's Director of US Free Expression Programs. RSVP and learn more here. It is free and open to the public, and light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

PTI Run on the Runway

Hiring (Paid) Student Reflection Leaders for Fall 2020 - April 3 Deadline

Help Greensboro Urban Ministry put on the 2020 5K/10K Run on the Runway at PTI! They need your help to make this year's run a success. As a run volunteer, you have some options.

  • Packet pickup on Friday, March 27th in Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem pickup locations.
  • Day of the event, Saturday, March 28th

To sign up for either of these volunteer opportunities, use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e44afa72ea6f49-2020

Spartan Open Pantry: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night on March 26th

Support the Spartan Open Pantry (SOP) at the Friendly Center Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (611 Pembroke Road, Greensboro, NC 27408) on March 26th between 5:00pm and 8:00pm! The SOP will receive 15% of proceeds if you tell the staff that you are supporting the SOP and leave your receipt in the marked boxes. There will also be a table to collect food, hygiene, clothing, and monetary donations, as well as to provide more information about the SOP. For more information or questions, please contact Eli Lumens at e_lumens@uncg.edu.

LINC Conference 2020

The 4th Annual LINC Conference is a one-day, student-led leadership conference and will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020! This conference features 12 different interactive sessions created and facilitated by students! The purpose of this conference is to challenge student leaders to explore the intersections of leadership, identity, and equity on their campuses. Ultimately, we want to inform and inspire students to act as change agents, working toward social change and inclusive leadership in their campus community and beyond. This year's theme is "We The People". At LINC 2020 we will reclaim and redefine “We the People” for future generations of change-makers! Registration will open on Monday, February 17, 2020. Visit olce.uncg.edu/linc for more information!

Apply for the kaleidoSCOPE Program - Deadline April 17th, 2020

SCOPEs– Student Coordinators Of Peer Education– are students selected and trained to facilitate diversity and social justice education workshops and programs that promote intergroup dialogue across campus. Ideal applicants are students who are passionate about topics relating to race, ethnicity, gender, class, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, privilege, oppression, and advocacy. Benefits of being a SCOPE include opportunities to clarify individual identities and personal understanding of others, develop high-level facilitation skills, unite with other students who value social justice, form a supportive network, enhance leadership skills and intercultural competence, and incorporate social justice ideals into your lives after college. To apply, please complete an online application here, due Friday, April 17th, 2020.

Selected applicants will be asked to create a 10-minute social justice presentation and complete a 30-minute interview. Please contact Amberlina Alston at analston@uncg.edu with any questions about the Kaleidoscope Program or more information about program requirements.

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.

Help UNCG win the 2020 Collegiate Hunger Challenge - January 26 - April 25, 2020

This year’s Food Lion Feeds/NC Campus Compact Collegiate Hunger Challenge is about to begin! Across NC, 13 universities and colleges will compete to win cash prizes for local food pantries. We will be raising donations for our very own Spartan Open Pantry! The competition runs from January 26 - April 25. You can get involved by following @UNCGFeeds on Instagram, posting or reposting about the challenge using both #UNCG and #FoodLionFeeds on Instagram and Twitter, and submitting your Food Lion MVP card number here! We will get points for each social media post using both hashtags, and for money spent at Food Lion using your MVP card! We would love any and all the support that the Spartan community can provide us! For more information, email Kellie Thomas, our MVP Student Hunger Ambassador, at kethoma2@uncg.edu.

Tunnel of Oppression - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - March 24, 2020

Volunteers are needed for the Tunnel of Oppression, an experiential program intended to challenge people's thoughts and perceptions on issues dealing with oppression, discrimination and marginalization. This program also raises awareness about the effects of these issues within the UNC Greensboro campus community and society. It is sponsored by The Office of Intercultural Engagement, Housing and Residence Life, and many other departments. Student volunteers play a critical role in making this program successful in the following ways:

  • Acting: Always wanted to be an actor? Act in the Tunnel of Oppression, by participating in one of the scenes/rooms. No theatre experience needed and we don't expect you to memorize every line. You will get the chance to practice the scenes in rehearsals prior to the event! Dates of rehearsal TBD.
  • Day-of: Want to be on the front lines of the Tunnel on March 24th? Sign up to be a day-of volunteers! This role will be doing anything from check-in to distributing t-shirts to directing people to the Tunnel.
  • Tour Guides: A key to the Tunnel experience are the tour guides. Your role is to lead groups of participants through the Tunnel itself, which may require some involvement or interaction with the scenes (for example, starting a video or giving actors their cues with specific dialog).

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please follow this link to fill out the volunteer form. If you have any questions regarding Tunnel of Oppression or serving as a volunteer, please email Paul Lentz at pmlentz@uncg.edu.

Camp HOPE Summer Volunteer Opportunity - August 9-14, 2020

The Guilford County Family Justice Center is recruiting for a unique summer volunteer opportunity for students ages 16-24 - the application is now open for Volunteer Camp HOPE Counselors for the week of August 9-14, 2020 in Greensboro. Camp HOPE is a camping and mentoring program especially designed for children impacted by violence and abuse. Camp HOPE America exists to change the destinies of youth exposed to domestic violence related trauma and involves team building, evidence-informed programming, high adventure, and challenge-by-choice activities. Camp HOPE Counselor volunteers serve as mentors, playmates, and leaders who create a pathway to hope for children ages 7–12 who have experienced domestic violence, and are invaluable to the success of the program and the fun and growth experienced by campers. Camp is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience working with children from all backgrounds in a structured and trauma-informed environment where everyone is invited to learn, grow, and most of all, have fun. Interested applicants can find the online application here: https://forms.gle/gnj7rxwaKDrckPC29. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with interviews beginning in late January. For more information please visit: http://www.myguilford.com/family-justice-center/camp-hope/ or be in touch with questions: campHOPE@guilfordcountync.gov.

Education and Helping Professions Career Fair - March 18, 2020

This all-majors fair is designed to connect employers to students who are looking for careers where they can make an impact. These can include education, nonprofit, government, healthcare, and more. The fair will be held on March 18th, 1:00-4:00pm in The Kaplan Center. No matter your reason for attending, professional attire is required. Please come prepared with multiple copies of your resume to provide to employers. First impressions are important, and you never know what connections you will make! A free shuttle to the fair is provided and will run from 1-4:00pm. Pick-up/drop-off is Stirling St. in front of the EUC across from the Walker deck and the Kaplan Center entrance on McCormick St. Questions? Please contact 336-334-5454 or careers@uncg.edu.

Greensboro History Museum Launches Project Democracy 20/20 - Through March 29, 2020

The Greensboro History Museum is launching Project Democracy 20/20, a major initiative exploring the history of American democracy and its best tool, the vote. The initiative’s centerpiece, the Smithsonian traveling exhibition American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, will be on view at the museum December 7, 2019–March 29, 2020. Located in Downtown Greensboro’s Cultural District, the museum is open Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm and Sunday 2–5 pm. Admission is free. Learn more at www.greensborohistory.org.

YMCA of Greensboro Swim Meet Championship

The YMCA of Greensboro will host the National YMCA Short Course Swim Meet Championship March 31 - April 3, 2020 at the Greensboro Aquatics Center. This is a huge event and they need a lot of volunteers. There are morning and evening shifts. The YMCA will train the volunteers, provide a volunteer shirt and parking pass, and some meals. If interested please contact Kim McKone at kim.mckone@ymcagreensboro.org before March 25th.

Korean Festival Volunteer

The Korean-American Association will host the third Korean Festival here at Center City Park in Greensboro on the 18th of April from 10am to 5pm. There are Korean traditional music/dancing performance, K-pop contest, Korean food vendors, Flash mob,Traditional Game experience station, and shopping booths dealing with Korean snacks and souvenirs. They need help from volunteers to run the event which will gather about 10,000 attendees. Volunteers will give support to AV staff, stage managers, performers, experience stations, and more. To sign-up as a volunteer, email your name, email address, and availability to nckoreanfestival@gmail.com.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Volunteer Openings

The Greensboro Office of The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for volunteers to support multiple areas of their work.

  1. Office Volunteers will help with various tasks around the office such as data entry, cold calls, mailing, organizing, and more. They need 1 to 2 volunteers each week to work flexible times Monday through Friday and between 9am & 5pm. If interested, please email gabrielle.tuggle@nmss.org.
  2. Groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are encouraged and invited to volunteer for the 2020 Walk MS: Triad on April 18th. Volunteers will assist with check-in, mark routes, manage booths, cheer on the runners, and more. Learn more and sign-up here.

Science Everywhere - April 25

The annual Science Everywhere festival is a campus-wide, hands-on science event that will be held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) on April 25, 2020, from noon until 4 pm. They need your help! Volunteers are asked to sign up for a 2 hour shift and are encouraged to volunteer for more than one shift. Volunteer opportunities include working at exhibition presenter booths or welcome booths, helping with set up or clean up, handing out t-shirts, acting as campus guides as well as other tasks. This is an exciting event that is free and open to the public. Last year 3,000 people attended and this year they are hoping for even more. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt to wear for the event. Sign up to volunteer here!

Coming in 2021 | Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC

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.