Community Service

Care for Your Community - Image of town within a red heart, next to many reaching hands.

Monthly Service Opportunity

K12 Care for Your Community Campaign provides students a monthly opportunity to participate in local Community Service Projects.  Students benefit by learning the importance of serving in the community and partnering with local charities.  Check out our monthly service opportunities below to learn how to get involved and see the amazing work North Carolina Virtual Academy students are doing.

Update your Twitter and Facebook profile with the Care for Your Community Twibbon!

Please track all community service efforts and hours here:

Share photos of your community service on our school Facebook page:  


Stamp Out Hunger Logo

MAY – Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

You're invited to participate in the largest one-day food drive in the nation!

Saturday, May 12 is the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive. On that day, letter carriers all over the country will collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes.   

This is a wonderful opportunity for you, individually or as part of a group, to show support for local families in need. Watch this video to see the difference you could make.

Project Description

Fill a bag or box with non-perishable food items. Leave it by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12 for your letter carrier to pick up. Or organize a food drive in your community and deliver food to a local food bank or shelter.

Take photos of your donations at your mailbox or distribution site and share them on your school Facebook Page by May 31.



You're invited to participate in the largest one-day food drive in the nation!

Outings are taking place across the state on May 4th.  Food donations can be dropped off at any of the event location sites.  Please check email for event details.

Pinwheels for Prevention

April- Pinwheels for Prevention®

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we invite you to show your support for our nation's children by making your own pinwheel display!

Pinwheels are the national symbol of child abuse prevention and a visible reminder of the happy and healthy childhood that all children deserve.

Project Description

Make or purchase inexpensive pinwheels and create a pinwheel garden in your yard or at a local business (with permission). Or you can make a Pinwheels for Prevention poster to display on your front porch or window, and be sure to include your school's name!


NCVA Pinwheels Event Group Photo 

MARCH – Read Across America Book Drive

March Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.   

Project Description

Option 1:  Book Donation

  • Share your love of reading by donating gently used books to the local library.

Option 2:  Volunteer

  • Volunteer to read a favorite book at a local library or bookstore story time or to a senior at a local assisted living facility.

Option 3:  Little Free Library Project


In the month of March NCVA will participate by sponsoring a Book Drive.  Each family is requested to donate at least 1 gently used book to a local library, daycare, nursing home or other local charity in need. 

Do you live in or around the Kernersville area and want to participate in a book drive?  Stop by the Kernersville Branch Library for a student meet up & book drive.  We'd love to see you.  All are welcome so bring a friend! 

Teacher and Student at Book Drive Students at Book Drive

Student and Book Drive Mascot

FEBRUARY – Love a Charity

February is a great time to show your favorite charities some love by making an extra contribution or volunteering your time and talent.

Project Description

Option 1:  Spread Love with Valentine’s

  • Make and deliver Valentine cards and spread love to those needing it the most.
  • Senior Citizens in Assisted Living or Nursing Home Facility
  • Patients at the Local Children’s Hospital
  • Fire Fighters, Police Officers, or EMT’s in the Local Community


Do you live in or around the Durham area and want to show your community some love?  Stop by East Regional Library to make (or sign) a Thank You card for a local hero, a child at Duke’s Children’s Hospital.  We'd love to see you.  All are welcome so bring a friend! 


Valentines made by volunteers

NCVA Volunteer holding envelope full of Valentines

NCVA Volutneers showing off their Valentines