Volunteerism

The CCECC connects students to community organizations in the Dan River Region through volunteerism. Our goal is #365daysofservice—to have at least one student volunteering every day throughout the year, whether that is in Danville, VA or halfway across the world!

Logo - Get ConnectedGet Connected

Get Connected is volunteer software that you can use to “get connected” to the surrounding community with just the click of a button. As an Averett student, you can explore EVENTS happening in our community, search for volunteer NEEDS based on your interests and connect with AGENCIES to find volunteer opportunities, internships and more!

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. You will have the opportunity to volunteer for a project of your choice, 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.

We invite you to make today your Day to Engage! #DaytoEngage

Logo - Week to EngageWeek to Engage

Students 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! #WeektoEngage

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. As an Averett student, we invite you 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. This is another opportunity for you to live #365daysofservice!

Logo - Teach It Forward!Teach It Forward! Challenge

Tutoring and mentoring are two of the most frequently requested volunteer opportunities from Averett students. Couple that with the need for consistent tutors at our community’s afterschool organizations and you have the foundation for the Teach It Forward! (TIF!) Challenge.

During the spring semester, the CCECC challenges the entire campus to compete for the most hours tutored. Students, faculty and staff form teams and are matched with a local afterschool organization. The challenge lasts for a couple of months, and each team visits their site as their schedule allows, although it turns out to be quite often because the volunteers become such good friends with the children they are tutoring!

Our first TIF! Challenge was organized in spring 2015, and 75 volunteers provided 650 hours of tutoring in the Danville community! #TeachItForwardDVA