Community Service

We’re glad you’re looking for opportunities to connect to community through service! Check out our programs on the menu to the left. We coordinate days of service (Spartan Service Day and MLK Day of Service) that you can sign-up for as an individual or group. There are also one-time service opportunities (servGSOs), Spartan Service Trips, and Civic Engagement Fellowships. If you are looking for a list of community organizations you can volunteer with check out our “My Service” Database, current service opportunities, or sign-up for our weekly announcements.

Students engaged in co-curricular service are provided the opportunity to explore their values, passions, and career interests; network with UNCG peers and community leaders; learn about themselves and others; practice and develop effective leadership skills; make commitments to social, environmental, and cultural issues; and connect in-class learning with out-of-class experiences.

Co-curricular service opportunities complement UNCG’s traditional education by providing experiential programs that move students forward along a journey toward active citizenship. An “active citizen” is one who engages the community, is empowered to participate in decisions related to public policy/services, understands political/economic/social contexts in order to make informed decisions, and challenges policies/actions/structures based upon principles of social justice.