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.

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.

Volunteer at TEDxUNCG - March 1, 2020 Deadline

TEDxUNCG will be on March 18th from 5pm to 8pm and the planning team is seeking volunteers to assist with ushering, managing booths, and assisting with set-up/ break down of the event. If you are interested, please fill out this google form. Volunteers will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis as there is a limited number of slots. The deadline to apply is March 1st.

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

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

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!

Join 2020 UNCG Census Student Planning Committee - Feb. 24 Deadline

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Look no further than the 2020 Census Student Planning Committee. This experience will look great on your resume and is only a 5 hr a week commitment, minimal time, maximum impact. We will be coordinating events to ensure that all UNCG students are counted and engaged with the Census. Our first meeting Monday Feb. 24th, click here and fill out our interest form or email Lindsay Jamerson (lsjamers@uncg.edu) for more information.

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.

PeaceCorps Info Session - February 19, 2020

The PeaceCorps takes a different approach to making a difference. They are always looking for those who are inspired by impact that is hands-on, grassroots-driven, and lasting. A representative from the PeaceCorps will be on campus Feb 19 for an info session. The info session is scheduled from 5:30 - 6:30pm in Career and Professional Development (EUC 1). Learn more here https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/409639.

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.

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.