Service Raleigh is an annual citywide day of service started in 1998 by NC State's Student Government and Park Scholars. Each year, volunteers from the university and surrounding community unite to undertake a variety of projects, each of which provides much needed assistance to local organizations. Service Raleigh is funded by the Park Foundation, the Goodnight Scholars Program, NCSU Student Government, NCSU Inter-Residence Council, and local donors.
This year's Service Raleigh will be held on April 1, 2017. This is a one day event, typically lasting from morning to mid-afternoon. Volunteers should have their own transportation arranged to and from the work site. Volunteering will end by 1:30 pm on the day of the event.
The easiest way to get involved is to volunteer. Register as an individual volunteer or as a group, and you will be contacted with further instructions as the event approaches. If you're interested in registering as a group, a group leader should be selected and he or she should create the group. Individuals interested in volunteering with this group should use the "join a group function" on our registration page; this function allows volunteers to search for already created groups by organization name. You may also apply to be a site leader and help lead all of the volunteers at a site in service.
On the day of Service Raleigh, meet at Stafford Commons, which is right in front of Talley Student Union near the residential entrance to the Free Expression Tunnel and Wolf Plaza. We will have an opening ceremony beginning at 8:15 am. Volunteers should arrive by 7:45 am to join their site liaisons. Click here for map. From Stafford Commons, volunteers will use their own arranged transportation to get to their assigned worksite. Rain plans will be announced at a later date as needed.
“Our mission is to address the needs of our community, to foster a sense of community spirit, and to inspire our volunteers to a lifetime of involvement in public service.”