Community Partner Resources and Support

Community Partnership Handbook

The Kernodle Center for Civic Life has created a community partnership handbook with helpful information about how to partner with our office and Elon’s campus. Click here to view the handbook.

Preparing for Partnership

This program is held once each semester and invites local partnering agencies with connecting experiences.  Preparing for partnership helps provide direction for some of the upcoming Kernodle Center for Civic Life activities.  It offers opportunities for training, discussion and access to additional Elon University resources.

Elon Volunteers!

Student leaders in our student organization Elon Volunteers! help facilitate opportunities for their peers with select local organizations that can utilize students for ongoing volunteer opportunities. Contact Kyle Anderson at to learn more.

Federal Work Study Program

Do you have staffing needs that Elon’s Federal Work Study Service Learning Program could assist with? The work-study program provides federal funding for current students to earn through part-time employment at a nonprofit or governmental agency. The purpose of these funds is to assist students in financing the costs of their education.

The work-study program can be of great benefit to your organization because your organization only pays a small fraction of each student employee’s wages after reimbursement. The hourly wage must be at least the Elon student employee minimum wage. Your organization is responsible for paying 100% of the wages up front, then you will be reimbursed for 75% of the wages each month after submitting the monthly reimbursement voucher.

Volunteer Requests

Community agencies can request volunteer support for one-time and ongoing events. Click here for more information on how to submit a request.