Information for Incoming Students

The Kernodle Center and Elon Volunteers! (EV!) are wonderful resources for you as you enter Elon. We can help you find volunteer opportuniites in the community, obtain a leadership position, or explore the Burlington and Alamance County communities. Visit any of the pages below for specific information on:

-Fall Organization Fair: This is an easy way to see everything that EV! has to offer. Stop by any of our 25+ tables on the afternoon of Friday, September 5th to talk to current student leaders and sign up for any of our programs!

-Alternative Breaks Program: Applications for all of our fall breaks open on September 5th! Email for more information on a specific program. These are great ways for you to get to know other Elon students while participating in an immersive service experience.

-Stop Hunger Now: On Saturday August 30th, you can participate in an event designed to help alleviate global food insecurity. Stop Hunger Now is a meal-packing event held on campus. You'll meet other first-year students, learn more about service, and have fun! Last year we packed over 40,000 meals--help us beat that record! Space is limited, so sign up soon!



The Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement engages students, faculty, staff and community partners in service that benefits the university and its surrounding community. The Kernodle Center houses Elon Volunteers!, a student-led program offering a range of volunteer activities; coordinates Elon’s signature academic service-learning programs and courses; and sponsors the Alternative Breaks Program.

Visit the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement in Moseley 230 or contact the staff by email at or phone at 336-278-7250.


See the 2012-2013 Service@Elon Annual Report here.

See the 2011-2012 Service@Elon Annual Report here.


Faces of Homelessness panel conversation - Nov. 19

Incoming students take part in regional service projects

Two dozen members of Elon University's Class of 2018 spent six days in July serving meals, building homes with Habitat for Humanity and volunteering at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club through a program hosted by the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement.

Elon students visit Malawi for service work

For the third consecutive year, a program through the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement allowed students to work with a local children's center and assist an HIV/AIDS support group.

'Don't Trash It!' effort benefits community agencies

Led by the Office of Sustainability, a May program designed to keep clean and working items out of landfills as students leave campus helped local charities like Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity.

Elon employees donate food to local nonprofit

A canned food drive on the university's recent Staff Appreciation Day aided Allied Churches of Alamance County, a Burlington, N.C.-based charity that operates a food pantry to serve the region's hungry and homeless.

Six seniors receive Fulbright awards

The Class of 2014 is sending more scholars overseas next year with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants than any previous class in Elon University history.

Validate your Service Hours!

Volunteer Opportunities