Become a Partner

Getting Started

Step 1: If your organization is not formally connected to the Office of Community-Engaged Leadership as an official Community Partner, the first step is to contact our office to begin our intake process, which will include the review of a Memorandum of Understanding. 

Step 2: We will arrange a time to visit your organization.

Step 3: We will explore how to get your organization connected to the university and its resources in the way that best suits your needs.


Benefits of Partnership

Membership has its privileges.  Here are just a few:

  • Community Partner Database: List your agency in our Community Partner Database to enable students, staff and faculty to learn more about your mission.
  • Stay Informed:
    • Community Partner email list: Please email us at cel@appstate.eduto be added to our email list (or add additional staff's email addresses) and stay up to date with opportunities for grants, partnerships, volunteers, and more! 
    • Newsletter: List volunteer opportunities in our bi-weekly newsletter sent to students and other campus community members.
      • To sign up to receive this newsletter and learn about upcoming opportunities offered by our office and more, fill out this brief form
      • To request submission of an upcoming service need into this newsletter, please e-mail us at, and a member of our team will reach out.
  • Volunteer Promotion: Promote your recurring activities or events through our office, including listing regular opportunities in our Service Book. 
  • Projects: Host a service-learning or community-based research project with one of our academic partners. For more information, go here.  
  • University Resources: Take advantage of various connection opportunities and other fun events.
  • Other Opportunities: Meet other organizations across the area with similar values who can collaborate on community issues. Learn about other professional development opportunities to support your organization's growth.



Contact Us

Rm. 134, Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608
Fax: (828) 262-8078

Office Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

Outreach Center: (828) 262-2193

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