Community

Community Wellbeing is defined as  the opportunity to contribute and connect individual passions and strengths that foster a safe and supportive environment.

Social and community well being is about having positive interactions with and enjoying being with others. A strong social network and a sense of community can create a good mood and enhance self-esteem.

 

 

 

Community Service Leave (CSL)

CSL provides leave-eligible SHRA & EHRA employees paid time off to volunteer in NC schools, communities, institutions of higher education, NC State agencies, and not-for-profit organizations; as long as the employee is not receiving pay for the service. All CSL must be preapproved by supervisor prior to volunteer event.

Literacy CSL

Literacy CSL is a special provision available in lieu of regular Community Service Leave to support a literacy program in a NC public school. Leave under this option shall be used exclusively for assisting students in reading and/or writing skills in accordance with established rules and guidelines for such arrangements as determined and documented by joint agreement with NCSU and the public school.  Advisory Note: For employees who live in a state adjacent to North Carolina, the agency may grant community service leave to parents for involvement in the child’s school

Tutoring/Mentoring CSL

Tutoring/Mentoring CSL is a special provision available in lieu of regular Community Service Leave and Literacy CSL to provide tutoring and mentoring for a student in a formal standardized approved tutoring/mentoring program in a public or a non-public school. Leave under this option is to be used exclusively for tutoring and/or mentoring an “at-risk” student in accordance with established rules and guidelines for such arrangements as determined and documented by joint agreement with NCSU and the public/non-public school.

 

Campus Volunteer Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity at NC State

Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that aims to end poverty housing world wide by gathering volunteers to build affordable homes for deserving families. Habitat homeowners do not get their homes for free. They put at least 250 hours of work into building their home, and they pay a low interest mortgage to Habitat. Habitat uses that money to build more homes. Habitat for Humanity at NC State is a very active club. We fund raise, advocate, and volunteer for Habitat. We have a lot of opportunities for students to get involved and volunteer with many different things. There are no membership dues or attendance requirements. We also host annual Fall and Spring break trips!! Find out more at and sign-up for our email listserv by sending us a message at habitatforhumanity@ncsu.edu

 

Feed the Pack Food Pantry 

Feed the Pack Food pantry is a community-based initiative sustained by the greater NC State community to combat the food insecurity experienced by members of the Wolfpack family. Volunteers are always needed: https://feedthepack.dasa.ncsu.edu/

Interested in volunteering?

Feed the Pack is looking for dedicated volunteers to support the pantry during our open hours. Volunteers are responsible for opening/closing the pantry, helping patrons, organizing/shelving donations, and maintaining the pantry space.

 

JC Raulston Arboretum

The volunteer spirit lies at the core of the JC Raulston Arboretum. Volunteers have been building, maintaining, and reaching out to the public since 1976. They assist the staff by contributing thousands of hours every year. We invite you to join in an abundance of wealth and knowledge within a vibrant community that has a passion for plants, gardens, and people.

Opportunities

Administrative

Office

  • Mailings
  • Office support
  • Fund raising
  • Now Showing
  • Plant record data entry
  • Plant buggy sales
  • Special projects
  • Engraving

Garden

Garden

  • Garden leader
  • Gardener
  • Plant labeling
  • Seasonal plant labeler
  • Quarterly label review
  • Mapping
  • Sowing seed
  • Water gardener
  • Propagation/nursery
  • Construction

Outreach

Outreach

  • Tour guide
  • Booth attendant
  • Visitor Center
  • Speaker bureau
  • Special events
  • Lecture support
  • Photographer
  • Now Showing photographer

Children's Program

Children’s Program

  • Teacher
  • Arts and crafts
  • Program development
  • Tour guide
  • Administration

NC State LIVE

Our volunteers help make NC State LIVE a success! Volunteering with NC State LIVE is a great way to get involved with the program and see a behind-the-scenes view of what goes on. Plus, it gives you a fun way to see the performances for free.

We welcome students and members of the community to volunteer in a number of areas, including:

Become a volunteer To volunteer, contact Stephanie Clark at 919-513-3052 or stephanie_clark@ncsu.edu.

Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS)

Looking to get your hands dirty, learn new skills, or help with the behind-the-scenes work that makes all of our great programs, activities, and events run smoothly? Check out our volunteer opportunities below!

NC State Agroecology Education Farm (Raleigh)

Get your hands dirty! Stop by on our regular volunteer days: the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 am -1 pm.

Bring a club or group to visit or volunteer at the farm. We welcome groups for tours or service learning projects.  Visit the Agroecology Education Farm website for more information or contact Farm Manager Alison Reeves at (919) 513-0085 or amreeve2@ncsu.edu .

 

Other Opportunities 

  • Great STATE Clean Up is a specific Service Raleigh project organized by the NC State Department of Waste Reduction and Recycling. Expect to ride a bike to a campus location and pick up litter.
  • NC State’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Office offers numerous opportunities, including WE Recycle during home football game tailgates and Carter-Finley Composts during home football games.
  • Earth Month (April) at NC State provides many opportunities for volunteers to help spread sustainability throughout campus. Opportunities vary from year to year, depending on events.
  • Service Raleigh is an annual event that organizes many different service opportunities in the Raleigh area.

See list additional Service Opportunities 

 


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