Service in Action

Service in Action is a series of service projects hosted by Service-Learning. Each project is held at one of our community partners. Service in Action projects are open to any currently-enrolled Central Piedmont student — you do not have to have a class service requirement to participate. Sign up for one or more event!

All of the spring 2020 Service-In-Action events are full at this time. Please contact Jesse Bennet at jesse.bennett@cpcc.edu if you would like to be put on a waiting list for any remaining event; you will be able to attend if other students cancel. We cannot guarantee that there will be an opening for you, but we will notify you via email if space becomes available.

If you have already signed up for an event, you will receive an email reminder the week and the day before each event with information about what to wear, time, date, parking, and what to expect. Please send any additional questions to jesse.bennett@cpcc.edu

If you really enjoy a Service in Action event at a particular agency, you can finish the rest of your service-learning hours there. While Service in Action is a great starting point, we really encourage commitment to one agency. You get to see growth in yourself and the people the agency reaches out to, and it helps the agency by providing long term volunteers. If you find an event or agency you really enjoyed working with, we strongly encourage you to speak to someone on the day of the event before you go home.

Sign up for spring 2020 Service in Action events.

In order to complete service on your own, please visit the Information for Students page. Here, you will find the link to our list of Community Partners as well as the Service-Learning timesheet.

Spring 2020 Service in Action Events

  • Renaissance West Gardening Event

    Clean out planting beds to prepare for spring plants and make playground adjustments and/or improvements where needed. These services will assist greatly in sprucing up the Howard Levine Child Development Center.

    • Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (3 hours)
    • address: Howard Levine Child Development Center, 3303 Achievement Ln., Charlotte, NC, 28208
    • outdoors
    • dress for the weather and for gardening, wear close-toed shoes
    • 10 volunteers requested
  • Heart Math Tutoring Assembling Gifts

    Assist in assembling gifts that will be given to students at their end of the year celebration.

    • Friday, April 3, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (3 hours)
    • address: 1100 S. Mint St., Suite 107, Charlotte, NC, 28203
    • indoors
    • casual clothing recommended
    • 8–12 volunteers requested
  • Special Olympics Swim Meet

    Serve as event personnel for the event (scorekeeper, timer, runner, etc.), assist with awards (accumulate results, prepare ribbons/medals, present medals/ribbons), or assist with special assignment activities.

    • Wednesday, April 8, 9 a.m.– 1 p.m. (4 hours)
    • address: Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center, 800 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28202
    • indoors
    • comfortable clothing recommended
    • 8–10 volunteers requested

    Sign up for spring 2020 Service in Action events.

Service in Action Policies

  • Attendance Policy

    If you sign up for two Service in Action events and fail to show up at all or to email Kevin Chege at kelvin.chege@cpcc.edu at least three days in advance, you will not be allowed to continue to participate in Service in Action for the rest of the semester.

  • Transportation Policy

    If you register for Service in Action events through Central Piedmont, you will be responsible for providing your own transportation to the event. When possible, the Service-Learning Coordinator(s) responsible for Service in Action events at Central Piedmont will provide transportation options for students who register for these events. It is students' responsibility to request a space in the van upon registration for the Service in Action event. There are only six spaces in the van, and these seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are able to reserve a space in the van, it will be your responsibility to find your own transportation to and from Central Piedmont Central campus, and the van will take you from Central Piedmont to the service site and back to Central Piedmont. The van departs 15 minutes before the scheduled time for each event and immediately leaves the service site upon completion.

    Students providing their own transportation to the service sites are responsible for their transportation home upon completion of the event. Central Piedmont staff will not stay with students participating in service projects after the service project ends; each student is responsible for their own health and safety prior to, during, and at the completion of each Service in Action project. Central Piedmont Community College and the Office of Service-Learning does not accept liability or responsibility for any student participating in Service-Learning opportunities.