Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Weekly Service with Community Engagement Specialists


Looking for service hours? Or want to get more involved with the community? Come serve with us! Our Community Engagement Specialists plan events with the organizations below. These events occur frequently throughout the academic year,  most of them recurring bi-weekly. Email the Specialist connected to each project with any questions you may have about the service opportunities.  


Student Athlete Leadership Society Food & Supply Drives

The Lower Cape Fear Diaper Bank Wishlist

Hawk's Harvest Wishlist


 Click an image below to check out our volunteer opportunities!
Brigade Boys and Girls Club Rise Up Spring Arbor River Watch
Food Bank Diaper Bank Vintage Values Hawks Harvest
Humane Society Good Shepherd


Come serve with us!


Brigade Boys and Girls Club

Brigade's mission is to inspire and, through character development, enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Brigade Boys and Girls Club seeks to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens. Volunteer opportunities with this organization include after school activities like crafts and games, and special events like the Annual Boys and Girls Club Field Day.

Email Brian Riley ( if you have any questions, and click here to learn more about the organization.

Spring Arbor Assisted Living

Spring Arbor is a Residential Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Dementia care facility for senior adults in Wilmington. OSLE works with the Spring Arbor staff to volunteer at resident activities like bingo, manicures, picnics, and outings in the community.

Email Lillie Medlin ( if you have any questions, and click here to learn more about the facility and its programs. Make sure you complete the Spring Arbor Volunteer Form and bring it with you to your volunteer date.  

Good Shepherd Logo 

The mission of Good Shepherd Center is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and foster transition to housing. Established in 1983 as a modest Soup Kitchen, Good Shepherd has grown to become the largest provider of homeless services in the region. Current programs include the Soup Kitchen which serves over 89,000 meals a year; Second Helpings food salvage and distribution program; Sgt. Eugene Ashley Center providing transitional and permanent supportive housing for Veterans and men with disabilities; a Day Shelter providing the homeless with access to showers, clothing, transportation, and on-site mental health and health services; and a Night Shelter with 118 beds for homeless men, women, and families with children.

 Email Tanner Davis ( if you have any questions, and click here to learn more. 

Cape Fear River Watch

CF River Watch's mission is to protect and improve the water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River Basin through education, advocacy, and action. River Watch organizes watershed clean-ups on the second Saturday of each month in partnership with Keep New Hanover Beautiful. Volunteers pull trash and debris from our urban streams from shore or by boat—whatever it takes to keep our river clean and have some fun.  Each year, volunteers collect over 15,000 pounds of trash from our watershed. 

We will also be scheduling various beach clean-ups throughout the semester! Email Alec Scholte Ubing ( if you have questions with either.

 Food Bank logo 

The mission of the Food Bank is No One Goes Hungry in Central & Eastern North Carolina. The Wilmington Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 4 counties in southeastern North Carolina including Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender. In these counties, more than 70,000 people live in food insecure households, almost a third of whom are children. Last year they distributed more than 9 million pounds of food (a branch record!) to their network of 87 partner agencies in the local community. Our volunteers at the branch served 15,587 hours, the equivalent to more than 7 full-time employees.

Email Lauren Andrysick ( if you have questions, and click here to learn more. 

The Diaper Bank logo 

The mission of Diaper Bank of North Carolina is to promote and protect the dignity of each resident. They do this by ensuring that families with babies and children living with poverty have an adequate supply of diapers; improving access to personal hygiene products and other basic necessities to remove barriers to education, employment, or personal fulfillment; and distributing basic needs through community partners in order to encourage access to their services and programs, thereby empowering people to become self-sustaining and develop their full potential. The Lower Cape Fear Branch serves New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties.

Email Taylor D'Eramo ( if you have questions, and click here to learn more.

Vintage Values Logo

The Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc works empowering the increasing number of victims and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence. For over 32-years, Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc. has empowered victims and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing shelter and on-going support services, as well as public awareness and prevention programs. We receive and are dependent upon support from local sources: civic groups, religious groups, businesses, private citizens, and governments. Income is also generated locally by the agency’s operation of the Vintage Values Resale Shops. 

Email Brian Smith ( if you have questions, and click here to learn more.

NHHS logo

The Humane Society's mission is to find the perfect forever homes for dogs and cats. The animals need as much attention as possible, so volunteers are needed to visit with the animals and help these great dogs and cats get adopted. 

Email Ripley Bryant ( if you have questions, and click here to learn more. 

Rise Up Community Farm logo

Planting Hope in Our Community: Cultivate. Educate. Nourish. Empower. Rise Up Community Farm uses sustainable and chemical-free farming practices to produce healthy fruits and vegetables and to ensure that all have equal access to fresh produce, while empowering local youth. They are educating young people and members of the community through farming while nourishing neighbors in need with fresh produce. 

Email Alexis Delia ( if you have questions, and click here to learn more.