USP Service Activities

Each semester, the University Scholars Program plans 3-4 service activties open to all Scholars.  Sign-up is typically first come, first served.  This is a great way to give back to your community while at the same time building community with your fellow Scholars.  Please note that these events do not count for Scholars Forum credit unless otherwise stated, and are not restricted to Scholars enrolled in Forum. Contact Chester Brewer ( for information on upcoming service activities, or to suggest future service opportunities.

Spring 2015

Note in the Pocket

Saturday, January 17th

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Meet at the Sullivan Pyramids 
Start off the spring semester the right way by helping those in need! Note in the PocketThis link will open in a new window is a non-profit organization that helps to provide children in the Triangle with gently used clothing and backpacks for school. They provide each child with a set of 5 outfits so that they have something new to wear each day to school. The hope is that by not having to worry about what they are wearing or that they will be warm enough, children can better concentrate on their school work. Sign up for this event starts in January.  This event is not for Forum Credit. This event is staffed by Kayleigh Jernigan.

Grocery Bags for Seniors

Friday, February 13th

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Meet at the Sullivan Pyramids
Grocery Bags for Seniors is a project of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle of Raleigh. Volunteers get together and pack nutritious meals into bags for senior citizens and others who cannot prepare food for themselves. After packing the bags the group will head out to a central location to hand the bags out to the folks in need. It's a great service project and you'll get to see the impact your service has on the smiling faces of those in need. Sign up for this event starts in late January.This event is not for Forum Credit. This event is staffed by Lynde Ring.

Special Olympics: Southeastern Aquatics Qualifier

Saturday, March 21st

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Meet under the Sullivan Hall Pyramids
There's an amazing feeling you get when you volunteer your time to help a worthy cause - we've all no doubt experienced that. There's an even more amazing feeling when you volunteer your time with the Special Olympics because you get to directly experience the fruits of your service by interacting with athletes and their families. This aquatics event brings atheletes from all over the southeast to compete. You'll spend the day heping athletes, watching the races, and being a general help. Breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt will be provided.  Sign-up form can be found here. This event is not for Forum Credit. This event is led by Anna-Leigh Shuping.   *Please note that due to the special nature of this population, it is required that you attend the entire day. Therefore, if you cannot attend the full session, please do not register for this event.

Tammy Lynn Center Volunteer Event
Saturday, March 28th
8:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Meet under the Sullivan Hall Pyramids
Scholars will be making crafts with the residents of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities near Centennial Campus. The Tammy Lynn Center residential program provides educational and therapeutic services in a safe environment to children and adults with special needs who require around-the clock care. Volunteering with the Center is very rewarding, so come join us! There are 14 spaces available for this event and sign up is required via the online registration form found here. Justin Kuhn will be leading this event.