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 Weekly Volunteer Trips 

Summer Weekly Volunteer Trips start Monday May 18th! 

Summer trips run from May 18th – July 16th

All weekday trips depart from the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement in the Russell Union, suite 1056. All weekend trips depart from the roundabout outside the Union.

3-5pm Summer Camps (After School Program) working with children at the old Julia P Bryant Elementary.Background Check and application required! Background Check request forms and applications are available in the OSLCE (RU 1056)
Trip leader: Jamez Davis
1-3pm Food Bank Sorting food to help our community
Trip Leader: Carlos Aguilar
10am-2pm Habitat for Humanity Restore or construction site (depending on agency need). Meet at the roundabout outside the Union.
Trip Leader: Tavis White
11am-1pm  Farmer’s Market and Soup Kitchen. Meet at the roundabout outside the Union.
Trip Leaders: Abbie Pelech & Brandon Hobbs

For questions about weekly trips contact 

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Southern Legislative Conference

This summer, our institutions closest to coastal Georgia will have a unique opportunity to assist Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and his staff as they are hosts of the 69th Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference, which will be held in Savannah, GA on July 18-22. The Speaker’s staff has asked for 50 student volunteers to assist with a massive project the SLC hosts at the beginning of the conference.

At the Campaign Against Hunger, the conference will package 50,000 meals. This event requires 200+ volunteers which will come from conference attendees and the food bank. We need 50 people to be team leaders on this project, working alongside Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. This event will take place Sunday, July 19 from 9:30-11 AM  in the West-Harborside Room of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. There is a required training the day before the event on Saturday, July 18, from 3-5 PM.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Betsy Lynch, Volunteer Coordinator at 404-656-3996 or


NFL Football Camp Opportunity

Justin Houston, Outside Linebacker with the Kansas City Chiefs, is hosting a Free Football Camp with many other notable current NFL players on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Statesboro High School.  Justin is a Statesboro native, and was a standout player at Statesboro High School.  He is committed to giving back to our Community.  Justin is volunteering his time and resources to host this free football camp for 300 participants, ages 8-18.

We are in need of at least twenty volunteers on the 27th from 8:00am – 2:00pm to assist the Camp Professionals (and NFL players!) with everything from Registration, helping the Athletic Trainers, to assisting the Professionals on the field. This would be a phenomenal opportunity for Georgia Southern students.

Please contact to sign up! Space may be limited.

Camp Invention Leadership Intern

The Volunteer Leadership intern opportunity is ideal for college students to help build leadership skills through formalized training and practical experience! Additionally, this opportunity will help to introduce entrepreneurial and intellectual property concepts, strengthen college applications, and provide a meaningful setting to complete required volunteer hours. The Leadership inter serves as a role model to participants, mentor to counselors in training, and primary liaison between parents and the program’s Director.

Interns receive formalized training and certification, provided through a 3rd party leadership training organization. The training is self-directed and online, with a total commitment of two ours, prior to their week of volunteering at Camp Invention. The equivalent value of this training is $200.00.

To apply, please visit

Camp Walk N’ Roll MDA Summer Camp Needs Volunteers!

Camp Walk ‘N’ Roll MDA Summer camp at Camp Twin Lakes is looking for male volunteers this summer from July 11-17th, 2015! The Muscular Dystrophy Association has been building bridges and knocking down barriers for youngsters with neuromuscular disease since 1955 by providing an unforgettable weeklong summer camp at no cost to their family and no cost to our volunteers (food and lodging is taken care of for the week). Camp is a very magical place where year-round skills are developed and where a child with a disability can just be a kid and we are excited you want to be a part of MDA camp! To volunteer go to: If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Jackson at or770/621-9800.

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!

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

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.
Our festivals include Taste of Downtown, Ag Night Out, Scare on the Square, Holiday Celebration and Spring into Statesboro.
Volunteer Hours 4:30pm-8:00pm
Contact Allen Muldrew,  912.764.7227

Read more about the DSDA here:

Become an EAGLES Tutor – Help Adults Earn Their GED  The EAGLES (Enhancing Adult Georgians’ Life and Education Skills) Tutoring Program is seeking tutors in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Georgia Southern students will be paired with an adult student from the community seeking to improve his/her basic academic skills in preparation for the GED. Tutoring sessions will be held every Friday from 9am-12pm in the College of Education beginning February 13, 2015. No tutoring experience is necessary, as online tutor training will be provided. Volunteers must be least 18 years of age and preferably able to commit to 1 to 3 hours per week for the course of the semester. If you are interested in this learning more about this opportunity, contact Dr. Amelia Davis @ or 478-0201.

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

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