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We want students to increase their awareness, identification, and understanding of community needs and comprehension of individuals’ social responsibility for those needs, and we want students to pursue opportunities to serve others.
SERVE: (verb), to assist somebody in a particular way, to have an effect
At UNCW we to focus on three ways to serve others while engaging in the community or on campus:
- community service – volunteering in the community on your own
- service-learning – serving the community as part of a course requirement
- philanthropy – raising money or collecting items for charitable organizations
The Office of Student Leadership & Engagement offers UNCW students many opportunities to participate in community service projects and programs across campus and the Wilmington Community. These initiatives are provided in the form of Signature Service Events, Ongoing Projects, and through partnerships with local non-profit organizations. Our programs are planned and executed by the professional staff and Engagement Guides in the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement. We want to help UNCW students change the world!
How-To connect with a Non-Profit organization:
- Find out who is the best, or most responsive, contact
- Meet with your contact in person
- Learn about the nonprofit's population and cause
- Ask what THEY need from volunteers and fund-raisers
- Follow through with what you say you will do
- Assess the nature, impact, and your personal growth from the experience
- Express gratitude for the opportunity to serve