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Help renovate the Teal House!

When: Every Saturday, starting at 9am

What
: Volunteers will help clean and repair the Teal House at its new location. The Teal house is the facility used by the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center, Inc. or SRSAC. SRSAC provides emotional support and advocacy for individuals who have been sexually assaulted. SRSAC is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization and is part of the Statesboro area’s Sexual Assault Response Team which includes law enforcement, the prosecutor, the advocate, and the Forensic Nurse Examiners. Education, Awareness, and Prevention services are also provided.

Where: 209 South College Street, Statesboro, GA

Sign up: You don’t need to sign up, just go help!


Volunteer downtown with F1RST Friday 

When: Friday, June 2nd starting at 5:15pm

What
: Volunteers will help with set-up, tear down, and any other activities needed. This is a great opportunity to see the Statesboro community! In June our F1RST Friday focuses on Statesboro as a vacation destination. Vendors and businesses come out and celebrate all the great things about summer in Statesboro such as sunshine, time at the pool, time to spend with your friends and family, and local activities to keep everyone of all ages entertained.

Where: 10 Siebald Street, Statesboro, GA

Sign up: Email mainstreet@statesborodowntown.com to sign up.


Volunteer with Youth Career Camp 

YCC needs Camp Leaders! 

When: Monday, June 5th through Friday, June 23rd

What: Youth Career Camp is looking for THREE Camp Leaders to serve as mentors and chaperones from June 5th through June 23rd.

Camp Leaders need to be available as much as possible M-F from 8am – 4pm June 5th through 14th, and will travel out of state with the group from June 15th through 23rd. All lodging, travel, and entrance fees paid! It is a great opportunity to make connections and grow as a leader.

Where: 24 Joe Kennedy Blvd. Statesboro, GA

Special requirements: Must have a background check and complete volunteer application (the OLCE can help with these requirements).

Sign up: Email youthcareercamp@gmail.com for more details.


Volunteers needed for enrichment program 

When: June 6 – July 28, from 11am – 2pm 3 days per week
What: Need volunteers for a church based enrichment program.  Activities provided will  focused on academic, social, and emotional skills.  Also will provide recreational activities to promote good physical health. Approximately 10-15 kids will participate.
Sign up: If interested pleased email Cynthia at sirnatra47@yahoo.com.

Volunteer with Day Camp in Claxton

When: June 5th – 30th, half-days
What: Volunteers will assist with day camp for Pre-K through 6th grade students.
Sign up: Email doristomblin@yahoo.com for more information! 

Volunteer on-campus with FCA basketball camps

When: Boys’ Basketball June 19-21, Girls’ Basketball June 22-24, Volunteer shifts available
What: Each summer FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) host sports camps at Georgia Southern.  This year they need volunteer clock operators and score keepers for basketball camps that will take place in the RAC on campus. Time slots for volunteers are two hours each and vary each day. FCA will have 5-6 courts active for each time slot. They would like to have two volunteers assigned to a court for each time slot as well so that no one is left to handle it alone. If volunteers are unfamiliar with operating a competition clock, FCA will train them.
Sign up: Click here to sign up! 

Summer 2017 Volunteer Trips 

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Trips leave from Kennedy Hall,
Saturday trips leave from the Wildlife Center!  

Participants must ride with the group. Trips are limited to Georgia Southern students.
(Your student activity fees at work!)
Find trip details here.

Monday

Heritage Inn | 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Tuesday

Westwood Nursing Home | 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Wednesday

Statesboro Food Bank | 10:30am – 12:30pm

Thursday

Statesboro Food Bank | 10:30am – 12:30pm

Friday

No Trips!

Saturday

Habitat for Humanity Construction | 8:15am – 12:00pm

Farmer’s Market | 10:45am – 1:00pm

Click here to register for any of our volunteer trips! 

Volunteers must ride to the site on our vans, it is part of the experience!
For questions about weekly trips contact leader@georgiasouthern.edu.

Volunteer in the Habitat for Humanity Office!

Come volunteer at Habitat for Humanity as an office assistant! Office assistants are needed to help with administrative tasks such as answering phone calls, printing documents, handling mail, and greeting people as they walk in. Two-hour time slots are available Monday through Friday. Sign up here or email us at leader@georgiasouthern.edu if you have any questions.

Volunteer with Connected Warriors & “Serve those who have served”

Join certified yoga instructor, Angel Coughlin, in bringing the Connected Warriors program to Statesboro. Connected Warriors is a Trauma Conscious Yoga program supporting service members, veterans and their families. http://www.connectedwarriors.org/

This FREE class is offered once a week at Sacred Space Yoga Studio – 15 Courtland St.

We are looking for volunteers to aid with administrative, marketing and fundraising activities. Any education and experience in the fields of yoga and/or mental health and trauma are a plus. Volunteers should be able to provide their own transportation and commit to a minimum of two hours per week.

For more information and to volunteer please contact Angel Coughlin at 912-495-8340 or by email sacredspaceyogi@gmail.com

This is a great opportunity to show support for our Military!

Volunteer Adult Education Tutors Needed

Are you searching for a meaningful volunteer experience to help local Bulloch county citizens continue their education? We’re searching for volunteers to tutor adult education students at Ogeechee Technical College. Tutors assist  an instructor by helping individual students, or small groups of students, succeed. Several classes* are held, so you have the ability to help out morning or evening, one or more times per week. A background check is required.
Available time slots for volunteering are as follows:
8:45 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.
11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
*Classes are held Monday through Thursday only.
Please contact Nicole Paulk at np01595@georgiasouthern.edu if interested or for more information.

Volunteers In Action Experiences- Available year-round

Choose 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!

GSU English Language Program : Become a conversation partner

The ELP Conversation Partner Program is an opportunity for Georgia Southern students to meet an international student and assist them with practicing their English.  By volunteering your time you will help them reach their goals and could possibly be their first American friend.  We try our hardest to match you to a student that may be from a country or language group that interests you.  By meeting with an international student you will:

  • Learn about a new country and culture
  • Get inside tips about places for future travels
  • Learn phrases in a new language or improve your pronunciation/vocabulary in a language you are already learning
  • Help an English language student build their confidence in speaking English
  • Fulfill service hours for certain classes and programs

If you are a current Georgia Southern University student, staff, or faculty and would like to participate in the ELP Conversation Partner Program please e-mail the Division of Continuing Education, English Language Program at elp@georgiasouthern.edu.  Please include any country or language preference you may have and your interests. Also, please let me know if you are going to receive credit for volunteering.

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 elderly and disabled 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 Fountain 912-764-3390 (alienhard@nationalchurchresidences.org)

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

912.350.6369kolbuja1@memorialhealth.com

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 mecawilliams@georgiasouthern.edu or 912-478-5252.

 

Last updated: 5/26/2017

Office of Leadership and Community Engagement • PO Box 8114 • (912) 478-1435 • leader@georgiasouthern.edu