Thursday, May 18, 2017

During National Volunteer Month, UNC Charlotte’s employees answered the call. In just four days in April, 228 employees volunteered more than 300 total hours to support local nonprofit organizations.

“UNC Charlotte employees utilized their community service leave hours, provided by the state, to help others during the workday,” said Jordan Harris with Community Relations in the Division of University Advancement. “Through partnerships with Second Harvest Food Bank, United Way Cabarrus County, Habitat for Humanity, Food Lion and many others, we got a lot done.”

Click here to read more about the April volunteerism numbers.

And now, UNC Charlotte faculty and staff members have another opportunity to use those community service leave hours in support of public schools.

As the school year draws to a close, end-of-year testing is getting underway, and volunteers are needed in the classroom as test proctors.

“Test proctors serve as the additional set of eyes, ears and hands for teachers, ensuring that testing occurs fairly and uniformly,” said Harris. “One school less than five miles away from campus, Nathaniel Alexander Elementary, has reached out to UNC Charlotte to see about filling some of their proctor positions.” 

Denise Addison, dean of students at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School, said, "While the term ‘test proctor’ may sound intimidating, it is truly nothing to fear. Our teachers need the additional resources but also know that volunteers need resources as well. So, we have prepared a quick 30-minute orientation outlining exactly what test proctors should expect."

Proctors would need to be at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School by 8 a.m. on testing days. The test will start at 8:30 a.m. and possibly run through 1 p.m. with breaks included.

Learn more about this volunteer opportunity.