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APPLES Expeditions are one-day service trips to partners of CCPS and APPLES Service-Learning across the state. Students learn about communities and issues in North Carolina and 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. All trips are first come-first serve.


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


Upcoming Expeditions


Stay tuned for spring 2022 service projects!


Sign up links will be provided as Expeditions are scheduled. If you have any questions about specific Expeditions, please email student coordinator, Amy Feng.

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

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

Feb. 23, 2019: Special Olympics NC

Feb. 29, 2020: Public Park Clean-Up in Durham/Raleigh with Keep Durham Beautiful and Umstead State Park

Sept. 25, 2021: TABLE + Wildflower Lane Farms Collaboration

Oct. 9, 2021: Scrap Exchange Durham

Oct. 16, 2021: Durham Public Schools Hub Farm

Nov. 29, 2021: Carolina Meadows Retirement Community

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.