The mission of Community Service and Civic Engagement at Bennett College is to serve as a liaison for students and community resources within the greater Greensboro, North Carolina area. Students are challenged to fulfill their civic responsibility by exploring various dimensions of entrepreneurship, global education, communication and social justice.
What is Community Service?
Community Service is intentional volunteer work that benefits the local community. It is often done near the area where you live, so your own community reaps the benefits of your work. You do not get paid to perform community service, but volunteer your time. Community service can help many different groups of people: children, senior citizens, people with disabilities, even animals and the environment. Volunteers seek meaningful relationships with a community agency or an approved work site to perform duties that are dedicated to problem-solving initiatives in education, public safety, the environment, and other human needs. Through Community Service, student volunteers build networks and form partnerships that often lead to internship opportunities or full-time employment.
Why is Community Service important?
The College has mandated that all students must complete a total of eighty (80) hours of Community Service before graduation. Transfer students must complete a minimum of twenty (20) hours for each year of matriculation at the College.
Where can I volunteer?
Consulting the Community Services Resource Guide is an excellent place to match your individual interests and skills with one of many agencies in need of assistance. This guide includes community organizations, descriptions of assistance needed, and hours of operation. Students should call one of the organizations listed in this guide if they are interested in fulfilling their Community Services requirements.
Need more information?
Please contact Ms. Rachel Pridgen at 336-517-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.