Elon Volunteers!

Elon Volunteers! (EV!) exists to provide all members of the Elon University campus the opportunity to develop an ethic of service by connecting campus and community through service experiences.

EV! is Elon’s hub for service opportunities on campus, providing opportunities for Elon students to engage in service through regular programs, one-time events, and Alternative Breaks.  EV! is student-run and student-led, with approximately 100 student leaders coordinating a wide variety of programs and opportunities.

Student leaders are typically selected for open positions in November and April each year. Visit our leadership application page for more information about how to apply for open leadership positions.

Check out all that EV! has to offer below! View social issue cluster areas and individual programs within each area below. Email elonvols@elon.edu for more information and get involved!

If you are interested in connecting directly with Elon Volunteers! student leaders, click here for a list of main contacts within our program areas.

Educational Equity

  • Alamance Community College: Tutor and support adult learners
  • America Reads (work study position): Tutor at local schools to improve math and literacy skills
  • Boys and Girls Club: Tutor and mentor children in an after school program
  • Burlington Parks and Recreation: Assist with broad range of programs and events that aim to enhance physical and mental health, develop local youth, and make a positive impact on the general well-being in the local community
  • CityGate Dream Center: Support programming and activities for the local Latinx community
  • Elon Buddies: Facilitate social activities and professional development opportunities with Alamance Community College students who have a disability

To learn more, check out the Educational Equity Social Issue Guide.

Economic Empowerment

  • Campus Kitchen: Harvest, cook, and deliver food to a local hunger relief organization

To learn more, check out the Affordable Housing Social Issue Guide and the Food Security Social Issue Guide.

Health and Wellness

  • Blakey Hall: Assist with facilitation of music activities for residents of local senior care facility.
  • Blood Drives: Donate blood or volunteer at American Red Cross blood drives
  • Burlington Animal Services: Volunteer with a local shelter and work with animals
  • Kopper Top Life Learning Center: Assist with animal care and outdoor projects
  • Peacehaven Farm: Work alongside core members who have a disability on garden workdays, special events, and other ongoing activities
  • Special Olympics: Assist Special Olympics athletes during sporting events

To learn more, check out the Health and Wellness Social Issue Guide.

Civic Engagement

  • Dialogue Work: Join campus conversations on pressing social issues
  • Elon Votes: Work to increase political engagement and voter registration

To learn more, check out the Civic Engagement Social Issue Guide.

Alternative Breaks

  • Immerse yourself in service over fall and spring breaks and address various social issues in local and global communities

For more information, check out our Alternative Breaks page.


Elon Volunteers! Executive Directors

Lauren Klappholz
Executive Director, Education and Community Engagement
Email: lklappholz@elon.edu

Abagale Dario
Executive Director, Leadership and Development

Kyla Maxwell
Executive Director, Outreach and Collaboration
Email: kmaxwell9@elon.edu

For more information on how to get involved, stop by Moseley Center 232 or contact the Kernodle Center.