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Community-Based Opportunities for Service Learning


Use the list below to find Service Learning opportunities in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Click the category heading to review organization/opportunity details.

Students are advised to seek input from the Service Learning Coordinator in advance of volunteering when the opportunity is not listed on this website. Seeking input is the best way to find out up-front if an activity can count for school credit. Service Learning credit can only be assigned to activities that meet the School Board policy and District guidelines for Service Learning.

Remember to take a Service Learning Documentation packet with you when you volunteer. Have fun!

Animals - Carolina Tiger Rescue, Duke Lemur Center, North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center, Orange County Animal Shelter, Paws4Ever, and Piedmont Wildlife Center.

Arts and Entertainment - The ArtsCenter, Durham Arts Council, Fusion Youth Radio, KidZNotes, Music in my Mind, and The Peoples Channel.

Education and Literacy - Book Harvest, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, High School Service Clubs, Chapel Hill Public Library, El Centro Hispano, Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, ISLA, Orange Literacy, and The Refugee Support Center.

Environment - Learning Outside, North Carolina Adopt-A-Highway, North Carolina Big Sweep, North Carolina Conservation Network, North Carolina Litter Sweep, Orange County Solid Waste Management, Scrap Exchange, and Triangle Land Conservancy.

Food and Shelter - Carolina Campus Community Garden, Carrboro Farmers Market, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels, Chapel Hill Farmers Market, Farmer FoodShare Program, Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Growing Healthy Kids Community Garden, Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Habitat for Humanity Orange County, Habitat for Humanity - Restore, Hope Gardens, Inter Faith Council, Meals on Wheels of Durham, PORCH, TABLE and Take and Eat Food Pantry, The Farm at Penny Lane.

Government - Orange County Government, Town of Carrboro, and the Town of Chapel Hill.

Health and Human Services - American Red Cross, Arc of Orange County, Autism Society of North Carolina, North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center, Orange County Disability Awareness Council, Music in my Mind, Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, Tobacco. Reality. Unfiltered., and UNC Health Care.

Recreation - Carrboro Recreation and Parks, Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation, Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA, JW Athletics Foundation, North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center, Orange County Parks and Recreation, Organic Sports Academy, Rainbow Soccer, Special Olympics Orange County, Tar Heel Youth Triathlon Series.

Seniors - Carol Woods, Carolina Meadows, Covenant Place, Music in my Mind and Robert and Pearl Seymour Center.

Service Organizations - Chapel Hill Service League.

Special Projects - Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina, Project Linus, and Recyclery.

Women - Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

Youth - 4-H, Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA, Growing Healthy Kids Community Garden, Kidzu Chapel Hill Children's Museum, Kramden Institute, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Museum of Life and Science, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County Teen Court, Swim for Smiles, Teaming for Technology (T4T), The Walking Classroom Institute, Welcome Baby Family Resource Center, Youth Community Project, and Youth Council - Town of Chapel Hill.