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International Students and Scholars Engaged In Reaching Out And Volunteering


ISSERV (International Students & Scholars Engaged in Reaching out & Volunteering) is a program designed to encourage NC State’s international students, scholars, and family members to volunteer in the Raleigh community.  By volunteering, internationals interact with Americans and learn more about American culture, while also sharing their own culture.

Internationals can make a difference in the community through such organizations as the Food Bank of North Carolina, American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Building Together, Exploris, and Ten Thousand Villages. Opportunities include building a house, working with older adults, tutoring children, cleaning up rivers, etc. Participants choose their project and how much time they want to commit.

Upcoming ISSERV Events

Thursday, June 1st, 2023
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Washington Elementary Boys & Girls ClubEvent Registration
(Registration Deadline is
Tuesday, May 30th)
Thursday, May 18th, 2023
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Marbles Kids MuseumEmail Maggie Harney ( – CLOSED
Thursday, May 18th, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Culture Night
Glenwood Elementary School
Email Thor Duryea ( – CLOSED
Saturday, April 1st, 2023
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Service Raleigh
Annual Day of Service
Register as a Volunteer (Group*: OIS ISSERV) – CLOSED
(Registration Deadline is Monday, March 27th)

*In order to volunteer with us, make sure you click “Join a Group” at the bottom of your registration and search for the group name “OIS ISSERV”
March 2023**No ISSERV project in March due to AISB 2023
(March 12th-18th, 2023)
Saturday, February 11th, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Raleigh Parks
Mulching at Pullen Park
Event Registration – CLOSED
(Registration Deadline is
Friday, February 3rd)
Saturday, January 14th, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
Raleigh Branch
Event Registration – CLOSED
(Registration Deadline is Wednesday, January 11th)
Saturday, November 12th, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Agroecology Education Farm
Farm Volunteer Day
Event Registration – CLOSED
(Registration Deadline is Thursday, November 10th)
Saturday, October 29th, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Society of St. Andrew
“Yam Jam” (Sweet Potato Gleaning)
Event Registration – CLOSED
(Registration Deadline is
Friday, October 21st)
Saturday, September 10th, 2022
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Carolina Tiger RescueEvent Registration – CLOSED
(Registration Deadline is Wednesday, September 7th)

In Need of Volunteers

We would also like to hear from nonprofit and community organizations that are in need of volunteers! If your organization has group volunteering opportunities available, please reach out to Maggie Harney, International Programs Coordinator (