Volunteer opportunities for employees abound in April

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

April is national volunteer month, and UNC Charlotte employees have numerous opportunities to join colleagues in an array of organized service opportunities.

The Office of Community Relations in the Division of University Advancement has arranged a Day of Service from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19. Volunteers will complete two on-campus projects to aid the Urban Ministry and the Crisis Assistance Ministry. More information and registration is available here.

During National Volunteer Week (April 24-28), Community Relations has coordinated service opportunities at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary, Habitat for Humanity and the Second Harvest Food Bank. Click here to register or for more information.

The University and the state of North Carolina support employees who are interested in volunteering during the workday through the Community Service Leave benefit; all full-time faculty and staff members have 24 hours during a calendar year for volunteer service.

Collectively, UNC Charlotte employees have approximately 54,000 volunteer hours to use every year with Community Service Leave; however, less than 10 percent of those hours were recorded last year.

“Volunteering together strengthens the 49er community and fosters teamwork,” wrote Chancellor Philip L. Dubois in support of employee volunteerism. “Even if you cannot participate in one of these events, we want our employees to use Community Service Leave whenever possible, based upon unit needs and prior approval from supervisors. Just like other leave, you will account for the use of these hours in Kronos.”