Office of Student Leadership and Engagement


EXPAND your knowledge about the community by participating in our Weekly Service or a Dean’s Day of Service with local non-profit organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat Restore, and Miracle League.

DONATE your time, talents, and resources to Philanthropic Causes like Stop Hunger Now, Angel Tree, Adopt-A-Family, American Red Cross Blood Drives, and numerous events sponsored by UNCW Fraternities and Sororities.

IMMERSE yourself in an extended service experience like a Service Break Trip.

REPRESENT the Seahawk Family during Signature Service Events on campus, like Halloween Carnival and Young at Heart.

Service Spotlight

Click here to find out how to help with Hurricane Matthew Relief

Ways that you can help with Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief:

  1. Purchase items to donate – look HERE for a list of what is needed – drop them off  at the Academic Affairs Annex (trailer in the McNeill parking lot) or donate money to the relief efforts.  Additional donation ideas include buckets full of cleaning supplies and backpacks full of school supplies.
  2. Assist with donation collection locations on campus:
    1. Identify locations and obtain permission to place a collection bin that includes a list of supplies needed
    2. Let Katelyn Matney ( know about your location(s) so it can be advertised on the UNCW Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief webpage.
    3. Check the bins regularly and take the donations to the main drop-off location in the Academic Affairs Annex (trailer in the McNeill parking lot)
    4. Sponsor your own donation collection within your group or office - look HERE for a list of what is needed.  In addition to the on-campus drop off, the Food Bank of Central and South Eastern NC is serving as a drop-off location for food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies (clothing is not being accepted at this time)
    5. Let those affected personally know about the resources available to them.
    6. There are a number of ways to volunteer right now! The American Red Cross can locally connect you efforts happening near Wilmington. A good contact for local volunteer opportunities is Kelly Van Houten. She can be reached at (910) 315-8571 or at
    7. UNCW’s Office of Student Leadership and Engagement also plans to offer a weekend volunteer opportunity to affected areas in January 2017 – more information coming soon!