Virtual Engagement

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Our motto, Pro Humanitate, prompts us to think critically and work creatively in service to one another. At no point has that mission been more relevant than now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we navigate the changes in our daily lives, the OCCE is still here to connect Winston-Salem and Wake Forest and provide resources and support to our community. 

With that in mind, the Office of Civic & Community Engagement has developed several virtual and re-imagined our traditional in-person opportunities for community engagement. This page will serve as the home for information and programs, along with our weekly newsletter

Due to physical distancing requirements, staff will rotate time in our office, Benson 506. To meet with a member of the OCCE team, please complete this form.

Expectations for Community Engagement

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In-Person & Virtual Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Wondering how you can get involved with local organizations this semester? Take a look at our volunteer database! View various opportunities, updated regularly.

Service & Volunteer Opportunities


Programming with the OCCE

The Office of Civic & Community Engagement is working to bring programs and dialogues to Wake Forest students, faculty, and staff, as well as our community,  in both a virtual and safe in-person setting to keep everyone engaged, however, they see fit.

Programs will be updated here and shared through our weekly newsletter.

If you have any questions on how to get involved, please contact the OCCE.

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Building The Movement

Participate in teach-ins with different local and state organizations, learn about opportunities to engage in social change work, and build skills.

Build The Movement >>

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The Campus Kitchen is up and running. Help us repurpose unused food from campus and local grocery stores to feed those in need.

Join Us in the Kitchen >>

Engage Winston - Virtual SummerCivic Leadership

Learn more about the city that we live in through a deep dive into WSNC by accessing social justice, education equity, health, nutrition and more.

Become A Leader >>

Dash CorpsDash Corps

Learn about civic identity, social action, and how to make a positive change in your community through this year-long civic-action program.

More about Dash Corps >>

Deacs Decide

Join Deacs Decide during the 2020 election. A non-partisan, campus-wide political engagement project, learn about issues at stake in the election.

#DeacsDecide2020 >>

Hit The Bricks

Each year, the WFU community comes together to run and walk for the day in the fight against cancer & support the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.

Get Your Steps In >>

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Community Lunch Hour

Join us each Thursday, online, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT as we discuss varying topics surrounding and impacting our community.

Join us for lunch >>

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Kids Cooking

The Kids Cooking Coalition has gone virtual and is bringing its curriculum to your kitchen! Learn culinary skills while cooking up tasty recipes!

Let’s Get Cooking >>

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Oral History Podcast

Work in teams to conduct oral history interviews for the “Behind the Face Mask” Podcast, focusing on the impact of COVID-19 throughout WSNC.

Be a Part of History >>

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Project Pumpkin

A fall tradition that brings local children to campus for educational activities, games, and treats is re-imagined to keep everyone safe.

Trick or Treat >>

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Social Justice Book Club

Join the OCCE for the Social Justice Book Club! The virtual community meets biweekly on Zoom to discuss its current read.

Read with the OCCE>>



In partnership with STEM@Wake and campus STEM organizations, the OCCE is happy to provide ideas for at-home science projects for children.

Let’s Make Something >>

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Virtual Mentoring

Be a Virtual Big with this collaborative effort between Big Brothers Big Sisters and the OCCE, and get matched with children on the Littles waiting list!

Become A Virtual Big >>

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Virtual Tutoring

WSFCS K-12 students are matched with WFU undergraduate and graduate students for a weekly, one-hour virtual tutoring session.

Learn More >>

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Wake Reads

Join storytime, or create your own video for Wake Reads by selecting an age-appropriate children’s book and sending in your submission!

Join Story Time >>