The Key Center for Community Engaged Learning is the hub of community engagement at UNC Asheville, connecting students, faculty, staff, and community partners in meaningful and transformative relationships that strengthen communities and address societal needs. Whether it’s a one-time project, an on-going commitment, or an academic service-learning course, our primary goal is to support and facilitate UNC Asheville community members as they connect and engage with the larger communities of Asheville, Western North Carolina, the nation and the world.
Key Connect is a volunteer engagement and management system that helps community partners find and pair volunteers with the right opportunities. Community partners post needs to the site where individuals and teams can respond with a simple click. Similar to Facebook, community partners create profiles that highlight their organization’s mission, contact information, service opportunities, and volunteer events. Interested volunteers make similar profiles that enable them to search for engagement opportunities that fit their interests. Volunteers can list their areas of interest, join volunteer groups, become fans of community partners, and track volunteer needs and events.