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Nicole Anelas

Position: OLCE Student Assistant & Service-Learning Facilitator

Q: What are your leadership roles on campus and in the community?
A: I am constantly doing something. When I am not working at the front desk at OLCE or assisting with labs in the chemistry department. I am planning service projects for a Service-Learning Class or applying for an Alternative Break trip. I am Peer Educator certified through Wellness Ambassadors and  Professional Chairperson for Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity.

Q: What do you find most meaningful about your work?
A:I love seeing people get excited about service and want to know more about it. It makes me happy that people are interested in the office and how their ideas come to life.

Q: How do you hope this work might help you in your career, and in your life?
A:I believe this work would help with professional development and relationships. Learning these skills is something that you can only learn though experience. OLCE gave me that experience, and I am eternally grateful.

Q: What’s one piece of leadership or engagement advice you’d like to share?
A:Be genuine and Read your emails.

SOLD WORKSHOP: Bystander Intervention Training
Wednesday, September 30 @ 5:30
Dr. Mark Whitesel – Russell Union 2047SOLD

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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


Your City – Your Blue Mile!

For student organizations seeking a service project!

Please consider joining the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement in a public art project to encourage student input and visioning for Statesboro’s new Blue Mile!   We have 250 Georgia Southern Logo Discs that need decorating before October 18th for the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade.

A special development district connecting Georgia Southern to Downtown Statesboro along S. Main St. is in the works. Students have an opportunity to help the City of Statesboro envision the ideal, student-centered eating, shopping, recreation and entertainment district!

What do you most want to see in your Blue Mile?  Do you envision bike and running paths? Fun foods and boutique shops? Do your tastes run more towards live music, or maybe a dog park?

Let your imagination go crazy, then illustrate your concept on this Georgia Southern Logo Disc. Your artwork will be displayed up and down the Blue Mile during the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade, Monday, October 19th!

We appreciate your group participating!  You can request discs from Wendy Denton,


Local Run / Walkathon needs your help!

walk_a_thonA community group is planning a local Run / Walkathon for a young man who has severe health issues due to kidney failure (End Stage Renal Failure). They are asking for your help to make this event successful. They will need help with:

– On Site Greeters (at the event)
– On Site Preparation (at the event)
– Assistants in Registering

*CHARLENE H. HENDRIX – (912) 481-5586
*AMANDA SMITH – (912) 425-5359
*(Or e-mail) KEVIN BRADY –

 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*

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

                     (2:15 – 4:45 PM) – Cone Homes

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 

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TRUE BLUE 5k/10k Volunteer Search

Campus Recreation and Intramurals is seeking volunteers for the annual True Blue 5k/10k Homecoming Race on Saturday, October 17th.

My name is Mindy Lord and I work for Campus Recreation and Intramurals at the RAC. We are currently seeking volunteers for the annual True Blue 5k/10k Homecoming Race on Saturday, October 17

To find out more information about this race, please click here.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Mindy Lord at

Student Volunteers Needed
Langston Chapel Middle School is in need of student volunteers who will be able to help load cases of Coke products from the Coke sale fundraiser. This will take place on Thursday,October 15 from 1-4pm. If you are interested, please contact Katie Olsen at or call her at 912-481-7695.

Volunteers Wanted – 4Front Healthcare of Atlanta

4Front is a home based Hospice that seeks to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families dealing with life-limiting illness and to assist bereaved family members by providing comprehensive, coordinated care and support. We are on the 4Front of palliative, hospice and compassionate care and have created the blueprint for extraordinary end-of life-care; inspired by our commitment to our patients, our communities and our principles. We are currently looking for any number of interested students on a rolling basis that would like to volunteer to make a difference in our patients’ day to day life. Opportunities include office and patient volunteers. Please feel free to contact me or any 4Front representative for further information.

Contact: Natasha Martinez (404-480-4136)

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.
 Ag Night Out
Come Volunteer at the upcoming F1RST Friday, Ag Night Out on October 2! Boiled peanuts, a working grist mill, pie eating contest, tractor exhibits, a petting zoo and farm games. All of these activities are sure to make this year’s Ag Night Out an unforgettable experience!
Click this link ( to sign up to volunteer.
Scare on the Square

 Scare on the Square is the spookiest place to be in Statesboro. The event includes a community costume contest, hay rides around downtown for the children, and Halloween activities for all ages. One of the main attractions of the event is the Thriller Dance performance where Statesboro community members dress up in their best Thriller style costume and perform the classic Michael Jackson hit through the streets of downtown. Click this link ( to sign up to volunteer. Click this link ( to sign up to participate in the thriller dance.

Volunteer Hours between 4:30pm-8:00pm
Contact Community Liaison Emily Elizabeth at:

Read more about the DSDA here:

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: 9/29/2015

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