Staff Community Service

Community Service Leave Policy 

In recognition of the state's diverse needs for volunteers to support schools, communities, citizens, and non-profit organizations the UNCW Community Service Leave is designed to recognize the commitment of state employees to engage in volunteer service, paid time up to 24 hours per year may be granted for:

  • Involvement in a child's school
  • Tutoring and mentoring in schools (36 hours per year)
  • Volunteer activity in the schools or a community service organization
  • Volunteering in a state public university, community college system or state agency provided that it is outside of the employee's normal duties

This policy specifically applies to permanent SHRA and EHRA non-faculty employees and does not affect temporary SHRA or EHRA non-faculty staff members.

Please use the following links for more information about the Community Service Leave Policy  or the Voluntary Service on Campus policy.

For more information regarding the policy and acceptable ways to use your leave visit:

Staff Community Service Retreats

Along with the community service opportunities that are supported by the Community Service Leave Policy the Learning and Talent Development Team in Human Resources would like to offer support in turning a service event into a engaging and impactful team/group retreat. Combining service to our community and intentional bonding with staff is a combination for success. We will support you and your staff in creating a memorable and relevant retreat experience for your team or unit while also serving our local community. 

"Community service is an opportunity to create collaborative experiences for university employees to work together on projects that result in life changing outcomes for our local community. Employees donate their time and are making a difference in the lives of others who need our support. Engaging with our community in these projects develops new skills and promotes team worker, patience, and persistence. Serving others gives us purpose and benefits those that are serving as much as it benefits those that are being served."

-Sarah Thorndike Business Affairs

Since learning and growth go hand in hand, it is a continuous process and we are here to help you enjoy what you do and soar to your highest potential. Contact Molly Nece today to help you book a staff community engagement retreat.