Office of Volunteerism & Leadership
(formerly Community & Civic Engagement and Student Leadership)
The Office of Volunteerism & Leadership (OVAL) helps students build the knowledge and skills to become active local and global leaders. Through service and leadership training, OVAL promotes Wake Tech’s core values of accountability, collaboration, and responsibility.
The 2011-12 academic year was one of significant accomplishment! Forty-one students completed leadership training and participated in leadership development opportunities, on and off campus. Along with faculty and staff, students also supported the efforts of local nonprofit organizations addressing hunger, poverty, homelessness, and other community issues. Here are some highlights:
- Collected 1,826 pounds of food in the “Fill the Ambulance” food drive (largest ever)
- Contributed 2,762 hours of volunteer service
- Added five new community partners, for a total of 25
- Sustained Habitat and Food Bank partnerships and increased service days by 20%
- Produced local economic impact totaling $60,183.98
OVAL’s vision is to create an infrastructure that will raise awareness of the critical needs of the community; promote collective responsibility; and cultivate lifetime leadership, learning, and activism for positive social change.
Help us capture Wake Tech’s impact on the local and global community: If you or your students are providing service to the community on behalf of Wake Tech, please submit the SERVICE PROPOSAL and SERVICE REPORTING forms, available on our website.
To learn more, stop by OVAL on Main Campus, Student Services Building Rm. 137.