Information for Students

Giving back to your community is easier than you think.

Service-Learning works with instructors and community partners to provide you with volunteer and service-learning opportunities. Service-Learning staff is available on every campus. We help provide opportunities for you to connect with your community both in-class and outside of the classroom, such as Alternative Spring Breaks, clubs, student leadership initiatives, and Service in Action.​​​​​​

Find and Participate in Service-Learning Opportunities

If you have a requirement or an optional assignment to do service-learning hours in your class, use the following steps. Service-learning hours must be completed at a nonprofit agency. If you are looking to get involved on your own, let us know — we can help.

  • Research Opportunities

    The community partner listing provides contact information for tons of nonprofits in our area. We also have a list of virtual opportunities you can participate in.  These are great places for you to complete your service hours. Find an organization that you are interested in and that meets the requirements you have for class. Contact the organization, stating your name and that you are a Central Piedmont service-learning student. Tell the organization the number of hours you need to complete and have your schedule ready to plan your service.

  • Complete the Service-Learning Registration Form

    Complete the service-learning registration form to let us know what class you are in and where you are completing your service. We’ll share this information with you instructor to make sure you’ve picked an approved community partner.

  • Track Your Service

    Track your service using your service-learning time sheet. Your entries will be sent to your instructor (if applicable).

  • Complete the Service-Learning Evaluation

    Complete the service-learning evaluation. Print out the confirmation page that says you completed it.

  • Submit Documentation

    Be sure to turn in all documentation to your instructor. If you are doing service without needing to for class, turn your time sheet in to the Service-Learning coordinator at your campus.

Events and Programs

Continue to check the student activities calendar at https://www.cpcc.edu/student-experience/student-life for more Service-Learning event opportunities.

Virtual Service Opportunities

With many students moving to online learning in fall 2020, we are working hard to develop a comprehensive roadmap to service in a virtual world. The following are many of the current service opportunities available through our office, including advocacy, research, indirect service, and direct service. Each of these opportunities provides Service-Learning credit and will provide a reflective and meaningful experience to compliment your course content. Service-Learning staff facilitate these service options, but you complete the service independently. Please reach out to a member of our staff for more information.

Commemorate Your Service

  • Service Record

    The service-learning record is a document that we can create for you that lists all of the service hours you have turned in to our department. It can include service you have done while enrolled at Central Piedmont with a particular class or on your own. The service-learning record is a great way to make yourself stand out to a four-year university or employer.

    Your service record will not be sent automatically you must request your record. You can request a PDF copy of your service-learning service record from Terry Galante at terry.galante@cpcc.edu. Please provide your full name and student ID number in your request.

  • Graduation Pin

    Service-Learning is proud to award our civically engaged Central Piedmont students with a pin to wear with your graduation regalia. You can be awarded a pin if you complete 30 or more hours of service or community engagement. You can pick up your pin after you apply for graduation and our office has verified that you have completed 30 or more service hours. To request a service-learning pin, email Terry Galante at terry.galante@cpcc.edu.

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