Staff Community Service

24 Hours in 7 Days 

2017 Community Service Challenge

It's almost the end of 2017, and most UNCW staff members still haven’t used all of their annual community service leave. This month, we challenge YOU to use the rest of your community service hours through our 24 hours in 7 days community service challenge. From December 13 to the 20, we are featuring seven volunteer opportunities through which you can invest in our local community. Scroll down for details and registration information!

Don’t forget to get supervisor permission prior to registering for any of the events below.

WARM

WARM (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry)

This is the kickoff event for the “24 HOURS in 7 DAYS” challenge for the end of 2017. Please join your fellow staff and faculty members of the UNCW campus and use your community service leave to help a great local partner. The mission of Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc. (WARM) is to make people safer in their own homes by mobilizing volunteers to complete urgent repairs and accessibility upgrades. WARM serves low-income homeowners in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties, many of whom are elderly and/or disabled. 

Available Dates:

Thursday, December 14
9:00am - 2:00pm
Click here to register!

Wednesday, December 20
9:00am - 2:00pm
Click here to register!

Service locations and details will be sent to registrants at least three days prior to the service event.

Food Bank

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

Please join your fellow staff and faculty members of the UNCW campus and use your community service leave to help a great local partner. The mission of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is, “No One Goes Hungry in Central & Eastern North Carolina.” Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Food Bank’s mission and your help can assist local families in need of meals.

Available Dates:

Friday, December 15
1:00-3:00pm
Click here to register!

Location & Contact Information:

1314 Marstellar Street, Wilmington
910.251.1465

Program details will be sent to registrants prior to the service event.

Spring Arbor Senior Assisted Living Spring Arbor

Please join your fellow staff and faculty members of the UNCW campus and use your community service leave to help a great local partner. Spring Arbor is a continuing care residential community that has a vision “To improve the world and how people live by creating meaningful experiences and places of great distinction.” Please consider joining you peers for a experience that will leave all participants feeling impacted and supported.

Available Dates:

Tuesday, December 19
9:30am - 12:00pm
Click here to register!

Tuesday, December 19
1:30 - 4:00pm
Click here to register!

Location & Contact Information:

809 John D Barry Drive, Wilmington
910.249.4823

Program details will be sent prior to the service event.

Vintage Values

Vintage Values Resale Shops 

Please join your fellow staff and faculty members of the UNCW campus and use your community service leave to help a great local partner. Vintage Values is a series of local resale shops that support the amazing work of the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services here in New Hanover County. Volunteers are needed to assist in donation organization and store organization.

Available Dates:

Wednesday, December 13
1:00-3:00pm
Click here to register for the 413 South College Road Location
Click here to register for the 609 Castle Street Location

Monday, December 18
1:00-3:00pm
Click here to register for the 5226 South College Road Location
Click here to register for the 609 Castle Street Location

Program details will be sent to registrants prior to the service event.


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:  https://www.uncw.edu/policies/documents/08.214.pdf

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."

 - Albert Einstein

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 Adam Hall today to help you book a staff community engagement retreat.