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As the need across the state has grown, student leaders from the School of Medicine have partnered with the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice to form the Carolina Covid-19 Student Service Corps (CSSC). Carolina CSSC increases the capacity of health professional students to engage in service-learning to address the needs of health systems and communities across North Carolina (NC). Carolina CSSC is an adaptation of CSSC National at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.


To support health systems, patients, healthcare workforce, and communities facing the COVID-19 pandemic through student-based, service-learning projects.


  • To create a centralized organizational structure at UNC-CH that facilitates coordination across various academic and healthcare sectors to mitigate challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • To identify service-learning activities across the state that address various healthcare and community needs generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • To increase the capability and capacity of UNC-CH to connect students with community partners in an effort to address various needs within NC communities.

Covid-19 Student Service CorpsHow we can help:


Click on the “submit project request” button below to list your project/community need.

If you are a community representative looking for volunteers, we invite you to submit a request. Once your submission is received, a team of students and faculty will review your request to ensure that it is appropriate for Carolina CSSC, and will assign a project lead. Your activity will then be added to a database that health professional students can search to find volunteer opportunities. Submissions should be service based, either remotely or with the ability to practice social distancing. We cannot promote projects that are strictly asking for money at this time. If a firewall prevents you from accessing the form, please notify

Submit Project Request

How YOU can help:


Search the CarolinaCSSC database for volunteer opportunities.

If you are a health professional student, search the Carolina CSSC database to find opportunities to serve.  Use “Ctrl” + “F” to search the sheet by key word.  *Note: Contact the contact person listed with the opportunity to sign up or learn more.

CSSC Volunteer Opportunities


Carolina Center for Public Service

If you are an undergraduate, or a graduate student looking for more opportunities to serve, check out the Carolina Center for Public Service weekly newsletter.


A note about volunteering safely: We encourage you to follow the guidance of public health and University officials regarding hand-washing and social distancing. Additionally, if you sign up for a clinical facing role, you should NOT volunteer for a non-clinical role for at least 14 days to ensure their own safety and the safety of those with whom they are working.

Share to the CarolinaCSSC:

If appropriate (protecting privacy), show how you are helping our Carolina Community by sharing on social media and tagging @ipe_unc  #CarolinaCSSC

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The Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice (OIPEP) supports a campus-wide initiative for the intentional integration of interprofessional learning and collaboration. The purpose of the Office is to design and support creative and meaningful ways to enhance student learning, build faculty scholarship and help departments meet accreditation goals.
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