Unique Opportunities for Students
Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Leadership & Community Engagement participates by hosting educational, service, fundraising and advocacy events on campus at UNC Charlotte. These events include volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank, a panel discussion, and Operation Sandwhich at the Jamil Niner Student Food Pantry. The 2020 Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is November 15th-22nd.
To RSVP to any of the events, please go to Niner Engage.
National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week is a week full of activities that encourages and celebrates the power of volunteerism. This week shines line on the value that volunteering in local communities has on the overal global climate. This week was established by Presidential Proclamation in 1974 to highlight the various opportunities available those interested in volunteering.
Learn more about National Volunteer Week here!
MLK Day of Service
Each year, on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed as a "day on, not a day off." MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
On this day of service, Leadership & Community Engagement offers several volunteer opportunities at local Charlotte non-profits, including the Jamil Niner Food Pantry, in conjunction with this national event. These opportunities are open to students, faculty and staff of UNC Charlotte.
Learn more about the National MLK Day of Service here!
Gold Rush Day of Service
Calling all first-year students! As you get acquainted with your new home at Niner Nation, join us for a half-day experience exploring community outreach opportunities in the city of Charlotte. You will volunteer at one of three nonprofits that are vital to the Charlotte community; each with close ties to our University. We will end the event by reflecting on our experiences over lunch, and by engaging in conversation with University staff and community partners at the Popp Martin Student Union.
Our vision is to inspire a campus culture where students willingly and enthusiastically engage in service-learning activities that not only impact the surrounding Charlotte community, but also supplements their comprehensive learning experience at the university.
Expectations of GRDOS Particpants:
- Full engagement and attendance for the Day of Service.
- Complete a pre & post assessment of experience and benefit.
Benefits of Participation:
- Engaging, hands-on activity directly impacting the Charlotte community
- Day of Service Paraphernalia
- Networking and collaboration with fellow 49ers
- Skill Building and Service PILOT Credits
- Opportunity to engage in committe, ongoing service opportunity with community agency
*Lunch and transportation [departing from & returning to the University] are provided.
**Participation in this event grants us the right to take photos of participants in the act of service and using their likeness to advertise future events for the office and university.
***This event will be capped at the first 75 students to register.
Stay tuned for dates and timeline for next year's GRDOS!