UNCW Students to Make a Difference during National Volunteer Week

UNCW students volunteering

Monday, April 16, 2012

Students from the University of North Carolina Wilmington will make a difference in their community during National Volunteer Week, April 14-21. Students will volunteer at local organizations to assist the elderly, victims of child abuse and domestic violence, and children with special needs.

Week Highlights:

Monday, April 16, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. with the Carousel Center

Students will paint T-shirts for the victims of child abuse on the loading dock behind the UNCW bookstore.

Tuesday, April 17, 6 - 8 p.m. with Vintage Values

Student will assist with organizing the store, sorting clothes and pricing items. All of the proceeds will benefit local domestic violence shelters.

Wednesday, April 18, 4 - 7 p.m. with Coastal Therapeutic Riding

Students will help with grounds keeping and provide assistance to children and adults with special needs who will be riding horses.

Students will work collectively with other Wilmington residents to paint, landscape, assist with community cleanups and small construction projects on April 21 during the city-wide Work on Wilmington. The activities will begin at 8 a.m. and will end at noon.

These events are facilitated by the UNCW Center for Leadership Education & Service (CLES).

Media Contact: 
Joy Davis, UNCW Marketing and Communications, 910.632.3903 or davisjc@uncw.edu