Volunteer for Service with Community Connections

Community Connections is a liaison between staff, faculty, and students at Carson-Newman University and non-profit and public agencies in the community. In doing so, we promote service learning and civic engagement by connecting volunteers and community needs and visions.

Community Connections projects include:

Operation InAsMuch:

An annual day of service that allows Carson-Newman students, faculty, staff, and alumni to service throughout the region on projects that include cleaning, cutting firewood, and beautifying parks and schools. Carson-Newman partners with area non-profits, schools, and churches to allow students to experience the benefits of giving back through service. Operation InAsMuch is held in the fall semester and gets its name from Mathew 25:40 where Jesus says, "Inasmuch as you serve the least of these, you serve me.”


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Join your school community in the largest annual service day on campus! You can be involved in service projects such as planting trees, painting, reading to blind residents, working at a thrift store, doing lawn work, building bookshelves, repairing animal kennels, and much more. To learn more and sign up today:

Remember, you can be the difference you want to see in this world.


MLK Jr. Day of Service:

Held during Social Justice Week, Carson-Newman students serve on this day in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Jr. Day of Service is a national event to raise awareness of the importance of serving your community and neighbors. Around the MLK holiday in January, volunteers from Carson-Newman focus on two to four large-scale projects in the community and come together to serve.


April Play Day:

Carson-Newman athletic teams and organizations serve together on this day in April to promote living a healthy, active lifestyle. Children from local Boys and Girls clubs and other after school tutoring organizations travel to Carson-Newman to play games and participate in activities led by C-N students.


Hunger Banquet:

This interactive event raises awareness of the realities of poverty.  Students are invited to attend a meal served by Bonner Center staff. Participants are given a meal ticket representing the different levels of socioeconomic status that determines where they sit and what they eat.



Community Connections also works with area non-profits to connect students with service opportunities in the community. If you are interested in finding a place to serve, contact Community Connections by clicking the link below. To sign up for Operation InAsMuch or other events, click the links at the end of this page.

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