Leadership & Service /
The Office of Student Leadership and Service is here to help you discover the power of service by promoting civic engagement and active global citizenship. If you want to make a difference in the lives of others, you have come to the right place!
In general, here are some ways in which we can help you. We provide:
- Guidance on volunteer opportunities, service projects and events.
- Resources on service-related events and relevant service issues.
- Opportunities for campus organizations to collaborate on service projects.
- An annual Best of the Triangle fair with representatives from area community agencies.
- Cross-cultural service opportunities.
- Information about service-related student conferences.
Below is a list of Meredith-related service opportunities you may be interested in joining.
Meredith Opportunities Include:
SPLASH! into Service
Splash is a one-time service experience that will give you the opportunity to meet new students, have fun and make a difference in the local Raleigh community.
Cornhuskin’ Service Project
In the fall, students from each class unite to give back to the local community during the annual Cornhuskin’ Service Project. Through this one-time service experience, students have an opportunity to learn about and work to remedy a pressing issue facing the community. The Cornhuskin’ Service Project is one of the many activities that comprise Meredith’s Cornhuskin’ festivities and is sponsored by the Meredith Recreation Association in partnership with the Student Leadership and Service Office.
MeredithREADS is a partnership with Motheread, Inc. through which volunteers go to elementary schools to work on literacy skills one-on-one with local children. All volunteers are trained and use the Motheread curriculum. The time commitment is approximately one hour a week for two semesters.
Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) is a national leader in student community service that focuses on food reuse and hunger relief. CKP partners with high schools, colleges and universities to share on-campus kitchen space, recover food from cafeterias and local grocers, and engage students as volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to the community. Campus Kitchens at Meredith will deliver a regular meals and provide nutrition education to the afterschool program at Kentwood. Campus Kitchens at Meredith is coordinated through the Meredith College Food and Nutrition Program.
In response to the 2010 Meredith summer reading book Half the Sky, the Office of the Chaplain and the Class of 2013 formed Sisters United. Working through a child advocacy nonprofit ministry in Atlanta, Sisters United sponsors the educational needs of girls at orphanages in Kenya and Ghana. Many believe that educating girls in the developing world is one of the most effective ways to create positive change. For more information, please contact the office of the Meredith Campus Chaplain.
The Office of Student Leadership and Service provides funding for service projects. Students, faculty/staff, classes, or student organizations are eligible to submit an application for up to $100 in funding for a service project. For more information, please see the Mini-Grant Application.
Community Impact Award
The Community Impact Award annually recognizes a Meredith student who has exhibited an exemplary level of dedication to civic engagement and who has had a deep and lasting impact on Meredith College and the community. She will have strongly embraced Meredith’s mission of global citizenship and service to others. This student will consistently have been a voice for community action in the classroom, in campus organizations, and in her world. Nominators will be asked to complete a nomination form and a letter of recommendation.