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.

UNCG Spartan Day of Service - August 22

The Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement invites you to participate in our annual Spartan Service Day on Saturday, August 22nd! It is an exciting opportunity to volunteer with the Greensboro community in order to make a difference! Click here to register to serve now! Participation is free for all UNCG students. Service will take place during two shifts; 9:30am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-3:30pm. Due to Covid-19, we are finding creative ways for our students to continue serving our community while staying safe by following mask and social distancing protocols. We have limited space for this opportunity and students will be placed at a site on a first-come first-served basis. To register or learn more about our safe service protocols surrounding this event, please visit, olce.uncg.edu. Email Katelyn Bodwell at k_bodwel@uncg.edu with any questions you may have.

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.

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.

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.

Coming in February 2021

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.