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Forest Regeneration & Invasive Plant Species Removal – Volunteers Needed

We are starting a pond rejuvenation project this spring to bring more plant and animal diversity back to our maintained and natural campus ponds/water shed areas. 

Dates: March 2nd:  Meet at the coaches’ office pond by the Parrish Football Center, between Hanner tennis courts and Clements baseball stadium
              March 8th:  Meet at the coaches’ office pond by the Parrish Football Center, between Hanner tennis courts and Clements baseball stadium
 
             March 23rd: Meet on the brick patio at the bus circle pond between the Nursing and Education buildings off Forest drive
Time: 8:30am-11:30am

At least 30 students needed for each date

Students will need to bring: Gloves, Services Logs, and Dress for Work (boots are recommended)

                                                            If anyone has a hand trowel or shovel, they are more than welcome to bring it to use.
Student volunteers will have the opportunity to learn the basics on watersheds, different native wetland plant species & their benefits to the ecosystem, why diversity is important, how to sustain pollinator activity and their importance, and of course get their hands dirty planting and mulching
To sign up, contact Alicia Lanier by email aliciajohnson@georgiasouthern.edu or cell phone 912-536-3986
 

Julia P. Bryant Elementary School’s annual Spring Fling – Friday, March 3

They are currently recruiting volunteers to assist throughout the day setting up, but the majority of people will be needed from 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Volunteers will be supervising games, bounce houses, the silent auction, concessions, etc.  Dinner and beverages will be provided.

To Volunteer: Please contact Kristen Ruhland at jpbpto@gmail.com with your name, e-mail, cell phone, and available times.  Volunteers can work as long as they are available, in shifts, or for the entire day.


Evans County Community Center

Volunteers are needed to help coordinate activities, and assist with homework in groups or one-on-one. The After School Program operates on the same calendar as the local public school – Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Students enrolled in the program range from Kindergarten through 8th Grade, with daily attendance averaging at 50 students.

If interested, please contact Doris Tomblin at doristomblin@yahoo.com or 912-334-4960. 


Downtown Development Statesboro Authority’s FIRST Friday Event: Green Grits

Friday, March 3

The Downtown Development Statesboro Authority is in need of volunteers during the FIRST Friday event, Green Grits which will take place on March 3rd  from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Volunteers shifts are from 4:30pm-8:00pm, and all volunteers will meet at the DSDAOffice (10 Siebald Street) to be briefed on their positions and what all they entail. We need grits servers, Coke servers, bouncy house assistants, and dog contest assistants.

To Volunteer: Please Contact Morgan Copeland,  dsdacommunityliaison@gmail.com .  


 


Volunteer with Worn Threads!

Worn Threads is a non-profit thrift store that accepts donations in order to help the needy in our community with free clothing.  It is also open to the public for the purchase of clothing and housewares at very low prices.  The profit from these sales goes to the non-profit organization A.C.T.S. (Area Christians Together in Service) which in turn uses the money to help the needy pay their utilities.

Volunteers will help sort clothing and place them onto racks throughout the store.  Volunteers are needed any of the 5 days that are open!

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 10:00am – 2:00pm    |  Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm    |    Thursday 2:00pm – 4:00pm

For more information or to sign up, contact Alex Lota at aplota@Hotmail.com or by phone 912-681-7327 – Please leave a voicemail if no answer on landline


Fishing Rodeo  March 22-24th   


Attention Georgia Southern students,
Bulloch County Parks and Recreation would like to invite you to the Fishing Rodeo. During this 3 day rodeo, volunteers assist small children, middle grades, or adults with catching fish at Fletcher park. We will be using live bait to catch fish, measure them and return them to the pond. It is loads of fun! You do not have to sign up for all 3 days but we’d love to have you if you so choose. Attached below is the form for signing up. Feel free to share it with your friends!
March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th 2017
9-12 pm
70 volunteers needed
Volunteer Responsibilities: Help staff with event set-up and cleanup, help participants bait hooks, help measure fish, socialize with participants, prep and serve food, assist with award ceremony.

Supervisor Contact: Sydney Henry, aspcommunityliaison@gmail.com


 Volunteer for the After School Garden Program (ASGP)

Volunteers are needed 3:45-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Transportation provided every Tuesday

School Schedule

 Julia P. Bryant Elementary- Monday             Mill Creek Elementary-Tuesday

Sallie Zetterower Elementary-Wednesday         Mattie Lively Elementary-Thursday

Langston Chapel Elementary- Friday

Background Check Required* 

To complete a background check contact the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement at 912-478-1435 or visit us in the Russell Union, suite 1056 (diagonally across from Chik-fil-a). Allow 2 weeks for background check processing. Background Checks are good for 1 year.

For more info and to volunteer contact Taylor Endres at 

gardens.communityliaison@gmail.com

See you in the gardens!


Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Presents the…
2017 Arts Fest
Saturday, April 22
 
Attention Georgia Southern students,
Bulloch County Parks and Recreation would like to invite you to volunteer at the 2017 Arts Festival. Arts Fest is one of the largest events that Bulloch County Parks and Recreation puts on, catering to thousands of men, women and children. On Sweetheart circle, anyone who attends the event will be able to enjoy live music, arts and crafts of all kinds, food vendors, and so much more. An event of this size needs all hands on deck. Which means you! Attached below is the form for signing up to volunteer. Feel free to share it with your friends and thank you in advance.
Volunteer Responsibilities: Set up and Activities throughout the day
# Volunteers Needed: 100
Deadline to sign up April 1st
Time: Many shifts available
Location: Sweetheart Circle
Supervisor Contact: Sydney Henry, aspcommunityliaison@gmail.com

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!


Weekly Volunteer Trips 

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Spring 2017 Weekly Trips Schedule

Monday

Heritage Inn | 2:00 – 4:00pm

*After School Program – Cone Homes | 3:00 – 5:15pm

Tuesday

Westwood Nursing Home | 2:00 – 4:00pm

*After School Program – Mill Creek | 3:45 – 5:30pm

Wednesday

Statesboro Food Bank | 12:30 – 2:30pm

Thursday

*After School Program – Julia P. | 3:30 – 5:30pm

*After School Garden Program | 3:30 – 5:15pm

Friday

Statesboro Food Bank | 9:45 – 12:15pm

Habitat for Humanity ReStore | 1:00 – 4:00pm

Saturday

Habitat for Humanity Construction | 8:45am – 12:00pm

**All After School Programs require an application and background check

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HOW TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR WEEKLY TRIPS: Students may sign up to volunteer for a weekly volunteer trip by stopping by the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement (located on the 1st floor of Russell Union). A student will be at the front to assist you in the sign up process and answer any questions that you may have.  Sign-ups for the week will begin at 8 AM on Monday morning.

*Please note that many of our trips require a background check.  If you need to complete one contact us at 912-478-1435 or visit us in the Russell Union, suite 1056 (diagonally across from Chick-fil-a).  Allow 2 weeks for background check processing.*

For questions about weekly trips contact: leader@georgiasouthern.edu 

 

Volunteer with The Marching Blue Devils, Band Booster Club

Volunteer with The Marching Blue Devils, Band Booster Club, operates concessions at Statesboro High School. It is designed as a service to feed fans, and to channel and distribute money to Statesboro High School’s Marching Band/Music department.

MBD is looking for highly reliable and hardworking groups or individuals to assist with their concession stand who possess an outstanding customer service record and have strong multitasking abilities. Must be able to work well independently with little to no supervision or as part of a concession stand management team. Flexible scheduling availability to include evenings weekends and special events as required.

Individuals in these rolls may be asked to perform a variety of tasks that may involve these skills.

  • Outstanding arithmetic skills
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Food preparation and handling skills
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

Volunteers needed on the following dates, all shifts begin at 5:30pm

Friday, Sept. 2nd  Friday, Sept. 30th  Friday, Nov. 4th    Friday, Sept. 16th   Friday, Oct. 7th

Contact: Perla Middleton t: 912.481.1625 | e: perla.middleton@gmail.com

 

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

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!

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 atelp@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

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 Rachel Greneker at 912-354-3727. 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 mecawilliams@georgiasouthern.edu or 912-478-5252.

 

Volunteer with Gentiva Hospice

Gentiva Hospice is located at 2280 East Victory Drive, Ste. A. 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 brenda.eason@gentiva.com

 

 

Last updated: 2/22/2017

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