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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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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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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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Tutoring Reserves

Join the Tutoring Reserves Program and provide homework assistance to K-12 students on Wednesday from 5-6 p.m., when available.

Join Tutoring Reserves >>

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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 ‘N Shake

Each year students come together and dance for 12 straight hours to support the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund and help find a cure for cancer.

Dance the night away >>

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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 >>