Launch Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness


The CCECC serves as a resource to connect you and your students to community organizations in the Dan River Region through volunteerism. We encourage you to consider the Dan River Region as a powerful learning lab for your students!

Logo - Get ConnectedGet Connected

Get Connected is volunteer management and tracking software that you can use to “get connected” to the surrounding community with just the click of a button. As an Averett faculty member, you can explore EVENTS happening in our community, search for volunteer NEEDS based on your interests and network with AGENCIES in the region. Get Connected is a valuable resource, whether you are exploring for yourself or for your class!

Just visit 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. There are several projects throughout the day to fit into your schedule, whether it is 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.

Join the tradition and make today your Day to Engage by volunteering with your class and reflecting on the experience!

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 more flexibility with your schedule to volunteer.

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

Just as with Day to Engage, this is a great opportunity to volunteer with your class!

MLK Day of Service & Sunday Supper

Each January, the CCECC celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by hosting a Sunday Supper and a Day of Service.

America’s Sunday Supper is an initiative started by Points of Light and is inspired by Dr. King’s vision of people of diverse backgrounds interacting on personal levels. This event encourages people to share a meal and discuss issues that affect their communities. We invite you and your students to the Sunday Supper to join other community members in learning from and about one another.

During Monday’s MLK Day of Service, the CCECC organizes volunteer projects and encourages the entire community to serve in remembrance of Dr. King’s commitment to servant-leadership. Since classes are in session on MLK Day, we encourage you to enrich your students’ learning by having your class volunteer and reflect on the experience.