APPLES Expeditions

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APPLES Expeditions are 1-day service trips to partners of APPLES Service-Learning and the Carolina Center for Public Service across the state. Students will have the opportunity to learn about communities and issues in North Carolina and will engage in reflective service-learning activities throughout the day. Expeditions can either act as an introduction to APPLES or as an opportunity to stay involved after participating in one of our programs. There is no limit to the amount of Expeditions a student can attend and all trips are first come-first serve. To view the scheduled opportunities or sign up for an APPLES Expedition, please visit the registration form.

Please email Beth Clifford, APPLES Programming Chair, with any questions about Expeditions.

If you need accommodations that would allow you to fully participate in any APPLES experiences, please email APPLES. We will make every effort to provide reasonable modifications if you feel that may hinder your involvement in this program.

Information about upcoming events can also be found on the APPLES Service-Learning Facebook page or in the APPLES Listserv Announcements. To receive these emails, please email APPLES.


Upcoming Expeditions

Please check back or email APPLES to receive future APPLES announcements.

Potential themes of trips include:

  • Disaster recovery in eastern NC
  • Health and education equity
  • Labor rights
  • Hunger and food access
  • Immigrant and refugee empowerment
  • Environmental advocacy

Previous Expeditions

Feb. 23, 2019: Special Olympics of North Carolina

In the fall of 2018, in response to the affects of Hurricane Florence in eastern NC, APPLES organizers decided to focus on Disaster Recovery as a semester-long theme. Throughout the semester, Expeditions visited Lumberton, NC and sorted donations at a local community center and cleaned up affected homes and restoration sites.

Oct. 6, 2018: Robeson County Church and Community Center (RCCCC)

Oct. 27, 2018: United Methodist Community on Relief based in Robeson County (UMCOR)

Nov. 17, 2018: UMCOR and RCCCC


The Carolina Center for Public Service at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for its events and programs. If you need accommodations, please contact or call 919-962-0902. Every reasonable effort will be made to implement accommodations in an effective and timely manner.