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Special Requests

The Kernodle Center for Service Learning engages students in a multitude of volunteer opportunities meeting a wide variety of community needs. We welcome service requests from the community seeking either individual or groups of volunteers for one-time or ongoing projects that may not be met by Academic Service-Learning courses or current Kernodle Center programs and events.


  1. Ongoing service opportunities that meet a human need such as tutoring, serving meals to the hungry, teaching English as a Second Language, and/or addressing a particular social issue.
  2. One-time events such as Haw River Clean Up, Easter egg hunt, calling scores at Senior Olympics, or planning an event for the elderly.

Although we cannot guarantee student response, we will make your request known on campus through the following avenues:

• Emailing your opportunity to our On Call Volunteer Corps
• Posting the opportunity on E-Net, Elon’s online Web listing
• Listing one-time events on our Online Calendar

Special Request Considerations

• The best time to submit requests is prior to a semester starting. January and August are often our planning months. If we have your request a month or more before the semester begins, we have more time to seek student volunteers.

• Although we prefer to receive requests as early as possible, they are needed in our office at least 2-3 weeks prior to the request date(s).

• You may submit forms for a one-time need or for ongoing/semester long volunteer(s).

• Students will contact you directly, so that you can monitor how the need is met.

• It is helpful to keep a list of your student volunteers so that you can contact them in the future, as other needs arise.

• Your organization is responsible for volunteer insurance.

• Requests must be agency based- we will not post requests for meeting individual needs in the home or as drivers.

How to Submit A Request:

1. 3 - 6 weeks prior to an event, determine the specific need including days, times and number of volunteers needed. Be sure to clearly state the responsibilities of the volunteer and determine a date by which you need a response.
2. Fill out a Special Request Form and attach it in an email to elonvols@elon.edu