Volunteerism

The CCECC seeks to engage students, faculty and staff at Averett University, Danville Community College and Piedmont Community College in an effort to build nonprofit capacity and strengthen the social and economic vitality of the Dan River Region.

Below is a list of initiatives on which we partner with community organizations to implement. If you would like to connect with the CCECC or have any questions about how to partner, please contact Rachel Covington, Assistant Director of Community Engagement.

Logo - Get ConnectedGet Connected

Get Connected is volunteer management and tracking software that the CCECC utilizes to increase engagement from students, faculty and staff at Averett University, Danville Community College and Piedmont Community College.

Students, faculty and staff are able to search for volunteer needs, events and agencies on Get Connected and communicate their intent to participate with the organizing agency. All communication can be done through Get Connected, and Get Connected will even track the number of volunteers and their hours served.

Although log-in information is only available to students, faculty and staff, all of the content posted on Get Connected is visible to the broader community. Thus, Get Connected is an informational resource for all citizens in the Dan River Region.

We invite you to use Get Connected as a marketing tool for your organization to promote your volunteer needs and events not only to our students, faculty and staff, but to the entire community. Post a volunteer project, an ongoing need, or even an internship!

Just visit engage.averett.edu to get started!

Having trouble navigating Get Connected? Click here for an easy step-by-step guide.

Logo - Day to EngageDay to Engage

The CCECC works with several community partners to organize a Day to Engage each spring semester for students, faculty and staff at Averett University, Danville Community College and Piedmont Community College. Projects range from tutoring at an afterschool organization, distributing food at our local food pantry or even painting windows of downtown businesses to raise awareness for a specific cause.

We are always looking for new Day to Engage partners, so if you have a project that is on your “wish list,” let us know!

Logo - Week to EngageWeek to Engage

Students, faculty and staff enjoy their experience with Day to Engage so much that they have asked us to make it longer … so we did! Week to Engage occurs each fall semester, and the extended time allows for more projects and more volunteers, which creates an even greater impact on our community.

Check out the impact our volunteers made during Week to Engage 2015!

Just as with Day to Engage, let us know if you would like to host a Week to Engage project!