A Volunteer Action Project to help celebrate Randolph Community College’s 50th anniversary
Each full-time faculty and staff member and all RCC students are being asked to donate at least 50 minutes during RCC’s 50th anniversary year in service to a Randolph County organization. The goal is to increase the outreach to our community.
A list of volunteer opportunities will be maintained on RCC’s 50th anniversary website, and RCC will promote selected volunteer projects throughout the year.
Volunteer projects will be featured in RCC’s in-house newsletter, News & Views, throughout the year, and we'll track total hours on the website.
- Enter your volunteer hours every month for each organization benefitting from your service. So, if you served Habitat for Humanity 2.5 hours and Hospice of Randolph County for 3.5 hours during the last month, complete a form for each.
- Eligible volunteer activities serve an unmet need in the community. Service should be in the form of time donated to a nonprofit, charitable organization or a group of underserved individuals (preferably within Randolph County, but any location counts), not a monetary donation.
- Service hours provided to labor unions, partisan political organizations, or religious activities do not qualify. If the service is provided to the community through these organizations, the volunteer hours count. If the service is provided to the organization or its cause, the service hours do not count. For example, activities like ushering at church or passing out club membership flyers serve only members of those organizations, so those hours should not be recorded on the Volunteer Reporting Form. However, if the club or church group collects school supplies and distributes them to the community, the hours spent organizing, collecting, and disseminating the supplies all count as community service and can be recorded on the Volunteer Reporting Form.
- Volunteering for an RCC event does not qualify. For faculty and staff members, time spent volunteering for an RCC event is considered part of our jobs. For students, if the event or project benefits the wider community outside of RCC, you can count those volunteer hours.
- Direct service hours count, but so do hours you spend organizing, planning or publicizing a service event. For example, if you organize a 5K race event, count all hours you spent planning, e-mailing, writing, calling, setting up the event, as well as the actual event hours.