Once a month, 8-10 fellow students work on a service project with a local nonprofit organization. Each service project is student-led, and addresses a different social issue. After each service outing, you and your group members will discuss the experience over a meal.
January 27: Carolina Raptor Center
Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey, through education, research and rehabilitation of injured or orphan raptor. Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in the Arts and Science Council's "Connect with Culture Day". Students will be trained to educate visitors about conservation and the raptors.
February 3: Loaves and Fishes
There are over 150,000 people in Mecklenburg Country who live at or below the poverty level and need assistance. Over 50,000 of these individuals are children. Loaves and Fishes provides a week's worth of nutritious groceries to families and individuals in need. Volunteers will assist in a general capacity for the "Scouting for Food" event in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, to accept and sort donations as they arrive to the center.
March 24: E2D
The mission of E2D is to ensure that all students have affordable access to essential at-home technology and digital literacy training to support academic success and prepare student for college, careers, and beyond. Volunteers will help to distribute 120 laptops to students at a local Charlotte high school. Volunteers will then provide digital literacy training for the recipients to better understand the basics.
April 21: Hope House
Hope House provides housing and support services for single unaccompanied women or women with children experiencing "situational" homelessness. Volunteers will provide basic duties within the center that improve the efficiency of the organization.
Registration for fall 2018 outings is available on WildcatSync.
For more information, to lead a Service Saturday trip, or to co-sponsor a Service Saturday trip contact the Assistant Director of Civic Engagement.