About Learn and Serve

In 2023, Activate Good is launching a new model for volunteer engagement: The Learn and Serve.

Learn and Serve is a new approach that aims to transform volunteering into a vehicle for greater civic participation and empowerment. The Learn and Serve model deepens engagement and understanding while challenging volunteers to take what they’ve learned to the next level through repeat participation, outreach and advocacy.


Why Learn and Serve?

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and periods of heightened social unrest over the last few years, the world of volunteerism has significantly changed. For example:

  • A recent Points of Light study demonstrates that “spending time learning more about the issue” was the #1 action millennials take to support community issues
  • Not everyone who helps their community uses the “volunteer” label, and people want to help in a variety of ways, sometimes outside of traditional volunteering. A few years ago, Points of Light released a framework for recognizing 9 different ways people create positive change in their communities called The Civic Circle!

As the Triangle region’s Points of Light Affiliate, Activate Good is working to evolve and incorporate the Civic Circle framework and these findings into our programs and throughout our organization. Our Learn and Serve model is one of the ways we are doing this.



Lee Pike
Fund Development Manager
(919) 535-6550 x 702

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More Information

For Volunteers

Keep an eye on our volunteer opportunity platform – soon all Learn and Serve projects will be listed here!

For Community Partners

If your organization is interested in working with us to develop Learn and Serve projects, please reach out to us at volunteer@activategood.org.

For Project Leaders

Are you interested in becoming a Project Leader trained to support Learn and Serve projects? Please reach out to us at volunteer@activategood.org.

For Companies

Is your company looking for ways to engage? Check out how we work with companies.

We can work with you to incorporate Learn and Serve into projects!