Community Resources

The Office of Civic & Community Engagement works to support programming, build capacity, facilitate community-based learning and research, and more.

The resources listed below aim to assist in your navigation of Wake Forest University. For questions about available resources, or to request resources, please contact us, and tell us more about your needs.

Office Space

Physical Resources

Does your community organization need a meeting space? Are you looking for seed funding for a community-based project? We’re here to help with the varying needs of your organization.

  • Meeting Space

    Is your community organization looking for space? Host a meeting on-campus, in conjunction with the OCCE.

  • Food For Our Community

    Are you or your organization interested in becoming a partner for Campus Kitchen? In doing so, you can collaborate with us to re-purpose unused food for members of our community.

  • Seed Funding

    Are you in the early stages of a community-based project? The Office of Civic & Community Engagement will review requests for one-time seed-funding from community organizations on a rolling basis. Questions and to apply, please contact Shelley Sizemore.


Volunteer Resources

Together, we work alongside organizations to place Wake Forest faculty, staff, and students in a variety of community positions. Past volunteers have developed business plans, designed communication strategies, provided direct service assistance, tutored and mentored children, and developed strategic plans. From undergraduate and graduate students, to faculty and staff members, we’ll make sure we find the help you’re looking for.

  • One-Time Volunteers

    Are you in need of a group of individuals to support an event or another one-time need? We work with organizations throughout the Wake Forest community to connect volunteers to community organizations.

  • Project-Based Volunteers

    Does your community organization need help completing a project? We work with students across campus looking to gain experience in community engagement or the non-profit sector. This may include students who are part of DashCorps for a project spanning the academic year; working with a class for the semester; or partnering with a club, team or department for an extended period of time.

  • Part-Time Internships

    Looking for a part-time intern? We can help you find a student looking to gain professional experience and help with capacity-building for your organization on a part-time basis.

  • Summer Internships

    Need a little more help beyond a part-time intern? Be considered for a full-time placement for a student during the summer months. This may include placement for a Wake Forest student participating in our Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program (SNIP) or the Public Religious Internship & Ministry Exploration (PRIME).

  • Americorps*VISTA

    Interested in being a host site for an AmeriCorps*VISTA member? The Winston Salem Community Action Coalition is an AmeriCorps*VISTA Project focused on poverty alleviation in Forsyth County. Have questions? Please contact, Executive Director Marianne Magjuka or VISTA Leader, Meli Fonseca.

  • High-Skilled Volunteers

    Is your community organization in need of a volunteer with a particular skill? The Office of Civic & Community Engagement is happy to connect you with one of our high-skilled volunteers looking to make a difference in the community.

  • Translation Services

    Are you in need of English to Spanish translation services? We have students who are volunteering their time to translate various resources like infographics, social media posts, or signs for community partners.

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Knowledge and Academic Resources

Knowledge & Academic Resources

The Office of Civic & Community Engagement can connect you with faculty and staff at Wake Forest University. Need help with research? Want to work directly with a class on campus? Looking for someone to come and speak to your organization? We have you covered.

  • Research Support or Consultation

    Are you interested in working with a faculty member on a research project for your community organization? Please reach out with a research question or problem, and we will work to identify a faculty member who might be interested in working with your organization.

  • Service-Learning

    Service-Learning courses integrate community learning, academic content, and deep reflection. Are you interested in partnering with a faculty member to develop a community learning experience for students? We would love to work with you.

  • Academic Partnership

    Does your community organization align with a specific academic department or program at Wake Forest? Let us know.

  • Speaker's Bureau

    Looking for a someone to speak to your community organization? Wake Forest faculty and staff have varied interests, skills, and experiences, and would love to meet with your organization. Reach out with a specific research interest or professional profile, and we will connect you with a faculty or staff member.