There are many ways for students, faculty members, and community partners to get involved in our work. We are always interested in finding new and innovative ways to make a positive impact with our community. If you’d like to join us to develop new ideas please email us at

Community partners

We partner with a variety of community organizations in the New River Valley region and beyond to pair community learning courses with service projects, develop service trips, and help organizations build capacity.  Are you interested in partnering with us on a project? Have a question about a current project? Contact us! 


We offer a variety of programs that incorporate service and reflection, including half- or one- day service opportunities, recurring service trips, and service immersion trips.

Check out our calendar for upcoming opportunities. Our service trips are coordinated by student leaders and are open to all undergraduate and graduate students. All trips are free, except immersion trips, which vary in cost based on location and length of trip. Need-based assistance is available for our domestic and international immersion trips.


In addition to working with faculty members on community learning courses and offering workshops, we invite faculty members to participate in our events. Some of our service opportunities are open to faculty and staff as well as students.

  • Community learning courses integrate community service projects that relate to course content. Projects have ranged from direct service activities to specialized projects that involve writing, research, assessment, or design.

  • Faculty Fellows develop concepts for leveraging community partnerships to support student learning and advance community partner priorities. 

  • Workshops are conducted throughout the year and cover topics related to engaged teaching and scholarship through Networked Learning Initiatives and the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER.) Check out our calendar for upcoming opportunities.