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Our Fellows and Student Leaders work with our Community Partner Organizations throughout the Roanoke Valley to offer a diverse range of service opportunities to students, giving them the chance to work within and better understand the community that surrounds our campus.


Please contact Jesse Griffin at

Blue Ridge Literacy
Blue Ridge Literacy was founded in 1985 by two librarians who wanted to address a need in their community. The mission of Blue Ridge Literacy is to support the achievement of life goals by providing opportunities to strengthen literacy skills for adults in western Virginia

Casa Latina
Food insecurity | Housing | Education
A nonprofit social service agency in the Roanoke Valley that responds to the immediate needs of the Spanish-speaking community while providing people with the right tools and resources to have an impact on their lives, families and communities.

Saint John's
This organization seeks to foster leaders through the development of a positive self-image within every child, prevent risky behaviors and break down barriers to student success

Family Promise
Family Promise works to address and overcome the causes of homelessness by providing full-time case management to families and helping them to create goals for employment, housing and education in their return to independence.

Feeding Southwest Virgina
Food Insecurity
Feeding Southwest Virginia, founded in 1981, is a food bank that serves 26 counties and nine cities in the region. Roanoke College works with the facility located in Roanoke.

Friendship House

Habitat for Humanity
Housing | Equity
Habitat partners with qualified families to renew neighborhoods and improve lives, building and renovating houses and selling them at no profit with affordable mortgages over a 20-30-year term.

Head Start
Head Start and Early Head Start programs include important education and learning skills as well as health services and screenings, teaching good eating habits and manners, supporting parents and promoting physical activity. 

The Humble Hustle
The Humble Hustle Company empowers Black youth and connects diverse communities by creating innovative, inclusive spaces that inspire hope and promote giving. 

Rescue Mission
Food Insecurity | Housing | Equity
The Rescue Mission is a comprehensive crisis intervention center for men, women and children that offers life-saving services aimed at transformation and restoration. Volunteers serve breakfast, lunch and dinner 365 days a year.

The ReStore
Housing | Equity
Home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used items in order to support nonprofit Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley.

Roanoke College Garden
Food Insecurity | Enviromental
The Roanoke College Garden is a student-run effort to provide organic food to local nonprofits and educate the college campus about sustainability.

Roanoke City Parks and Recreation

Salem City Schools

West End Center


Please contact Jesse Griffin at