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Holiday Helper Tree

Don’t forget to stop by the Union Commons and pull a Holiday Helper Tag! By choosing a tag from the tree, you are making a significant impact on someone’s Christmas! There are still plenty of tags left to choose from, ranging from infant to older adults! The Holiday Helper Tree will be up until Friday, November 20th and tags are available between 9 AM and 3 PM!

Please be sure to turn in your gift (wrapped) to the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement by December 1st at 5:00 PM!

Interested in Event Planning?

Are you interested in Event Planning?  The Eagle Event Team could be a good fit for you!  You will be able to gain experience in marketing, IT, event planning, sales, guest relations, and more!  If you are interested, apply today at
Questions?  Please contact Stephanie Neal at


Weekly Trips

Weekly Trips Begin on Monday, August 24, 2015 – Please come to the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement (Located in Russell Union) to sign up!

Contact our office at 912-478-1435 if you have any questions!

Monday         (2:30-5:00 PM) – After School Program- Mill Creek Elementary School *Background Check Required*

                          (2:15 – 4:45 PM) – Cone Homes After School Program *Background Check Required*

Tuesday  (2:00-4:30 PM) –  Heritage Inn Nursing Home *Background Check Required*

 (3:30-5:15 PM) – After School Garden Program *Background Check Required*

Wednesday  (3:45 – 5:30 PM) – After School Program-Sallie Z Elementary School *Background Check Required*

                    (2:00 – 4:00 PM) – Westwood Nursing Home

Thursday     (12:00 – 2:00 PM) – Food Bank

                     (2:00 – 5:00 PM) – Heart of Dixie Equine Rescue

Friday         (10:30-12:30)  Food Bank

                    (1:00 – 3:00) – Food Bank

                   (1:00 – 4:00) – Habitat for Humanity

Saturday   (8:30 – 12:00) – Habitat for Humanity

                 (10:30 – 1:00) – Statesboro Sampler- The Downtown  Tour

For questions about weekly trips contact 

Keep an eye on for updates!


Volunteer Tutors Needed
The Bulloch County ESOL programs are in need of tutors for a diverse population of students who have learned English as their second language. All majors are needed & students will be placed at local schools in Bulloch County.
It’s a great way to not only give back to the community but to also help students do well in the classroom.
Interested? Questions?
Please contact the community liaison Robyn Sanders at
Send in schedule of availability with first contact. Must have own transportation and be available for at least an hour between 8am-3:30pm.


Volunteers In Action Experiences

Chose a community-based project from over 50 job descriptions! Just 5-15 hours a week can give you the critical leadership experience and references you need for your future! Open to all students. Click here to explore more!


F1RST Fridays Downtown Statesboro!
Come join Main Street Statesboro and experience a part of Statesboro you did not know was here. By getting involved in our F1RST Friday events you add to the exciting environment that is the wonderful downtown Statesboro. So lend us your hands and a little of your time a become a part of the downtown family.

Every First Friday we have themed events, live music, entertainment, children’s activities, shopping, dinning, art and theater. Volunteers can build their resume portfolio through a variety of outreach opportunities. Make invaluable connections and network with people of all walks of life.
Some of our festivals include Taste of Downtown, Ag Night Out, Scare on the Square, Holiday Celebration and Spring into Statesboro.
Shop by Lantern Light
Start your holiday shopping early at Shop by Lantern Light with your local farmers market on November 24th. There will wholesome quality food and handmade merchandise. Don’t miss this night time event which is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Click this link ( to volunteer.

Turkey Trot
Get ready for the holidays by participating in the 8th annual Statesboro Turkey Trot on Tuesday November 24th! This beautiful course runs through historic and scenic Statesboro neighborhoods and is open to all fitness levels. The race will begin and end at the Bulloch County Courthouse, so plan to stay afterwards and enjoy the Main Street Farmers Market, one of Georgia’s top markets to get locally grown products. All Turkey Trot proceeds will benefit the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education.

Click this link ( to volunteer.

Holiday Celebration

Our December F1RST Friday fills our downtown with Holiday Cheer as the streets are filled with holiday food and arts and crafts vendors while the sounds of seasonal music fill everyone’s ears. Audiences line the streets as the holiday parade with Santa Claus special guest travels through the streets of downtown. In addition to all the festivities, businesses participate in a Chili Town Cook-Off where attendants can taste different chilies and vote for their favorite.

Click this link ( to volunteer.

Goodwill Job Connection Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday each week at the Goodwill Job Connection center. Georgia Southern students are a great help reviewing resumes, assisting applicants with online job searches and applications, and providing one-on-one tutoring for ESOL and GED classes. 9:00 – 6:00 each day, and weekly evening classes. Please call for details:  Edgar Alamo, 912.667.6677.


National Church Residences

Help make a difference in the lives of residents at the Statesboro Summit community! Volunteers are currently needed to lead games, activities and classes, administrative tasks, and offer companionship. If you are interested in volunteering please contact: Amanda Lienhard 912-764-3390 (

Memorial Health Foundation

Memorial Health Foundation is seeking a volunteer to work with our Development staff. Gain fundraising and special events experience, and the opportunity to use your creative talents for a good cause.  The volunteer performs a variety of administrative, marketing, research and fundraising duties to support the Memorial Health Foundation office.  Transportation required.

For more information please contact:  Janet Kolbush, Development Outreach Coordinator

Hospice Advantage

Volunteers are needed with Hospice Advantage in the Statesboro, Claxton, and Metter areas. We are looking for men and women that are willing to dedicate a few hours a week to call Bingo and assist with activities in the local nursing home.  We need people that are hardworking and dedicated because these people trust and depend on them to come and visit with them. If interested, contact Kimberly Williams at 912 764-6222 or 912 433-2222. Volunteers will be required to take a TB test, background check, and complete an application. We love volunteers!!!!!!!!!!!


Volunteer Note Taker

**The Student Disability Resource Center is seeking motivated students with:

 -legible handwriting

-good organizational skills

-a desire to help

Interested students should call (912)478-1566 and make an appointment to register as a volunteer note taker. If you match with a student who needs notes in one of your classes, you will be asked to share copies of notes.  As a thank you for providing notes, volunteers will be given EARLY REGISTRATION privileges (in addition to being able to count the hours spent taking notes towards volunteer hours)!!

Tutoring Opportunities in Rural Georgia

High school students are seeking guidance with essay development, math skills, test preparation, and or completing college applications. Tutors could also be helping elementary and middle school students improve fundamental study skills. Meeting times are Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45pm at Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church (760 Magnolia Church Rd. Statesboro, GA 30458) or Thursdays from 4:30-6:00pm at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church (185 Poplar St. Pembroke, GA 31321). If you are interested, contact Dr. Meca Williams-Johnson at or 912-478-5252.


Red Shirt Drills – “Actors” Needed!

During the school year, CRI hosts several training sessions for RAC lifeguards, which are called “Red Shirt Drills”. These drills have “actors” play the role of victims in various simulated emergencies on the pool deck/in the pool. These are great learning opportunities for our staff, and a great way to get your students involved. CRI has several opportunities each month for you to serve as a victim for these drills, and they are looking for volunteers for these.  Please contact Brad Field ( if you are interested in this opportunity.


Seeking Volunteers for International Conversation Hour! 

The Center for International Studies is looking for volunteers from 11:00-1:00 p.m. every Friday for International Conversation Hour (ICH).  ICH provides a great opportunity for American students to interact with students from around the world and find out about their culture as well as how different their college experience is compared to ours. ICH meets every Friday from 11:30-1:00 p.m. in the Russell Union Ballroom. Volunteers will need to arrive at the Ballroom 11:00 a.m. to help set-up food, drinks, activities, and prizes. If interested in volunteering or for more information, contact Angie Threatte at


Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department needs Spanish Speaking Volunteers: 

The Parks and Rec department is in need of a volunteer with Spanish speaking skills to teach Spanish Club at Sallie Z Elementary. All lesson plans will be provided. The club will meet twice a month in the afternoon starting in September. Please email Katie Maynard at for more information.  Office help: The Parks and Rec department is in need of a volunteer to help in the Honey Bowen Building After School Office on Monday or Wednesday. The volunteer would be helping prepare the lessons for the next week which can include preparing crafts, filing paper work, or making copies. Please email Katie Maynard at for more information.


Volunteer with Gentiva Hospice

Gentiva Hospice is located at 5105 Paulsen St. in Savannah, and at 1525 Fair Rd., Statesboro. They are currently recruiting volunteers for the Statesboro office. Students that are in the medical field with volunteers hours as  a prerequisite would be ideal. Our volunteers make an incredible difference in the lives of our patients; at the same time they gain personal satisfaction from knowing that they have made a difference in someone’s life.

For more information, contact Brenda Eason at 912-352-8200 (Savannah office) or 912-212-2074 (Statesboro office). Her email address is


Tutor at Statesboro Library

Statesboro Regional Library will be offering free tutoring to Bulloch County Children on Tuesday evenings from 5 – 7:30 PM. Statesboro Library is located at 124 South Main Street.

If your Tuesday evenings are free and you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please call Statesboro Regional Library at 912-764-1341 or Email LeJenae Johnson at


Last updated: 11/17/2015

Office of Leadership and Community Engagement • PO Box 8114 • (912) 478-1435 •