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Help Habitat for Humanity Move!

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We are excited to announce that the relocation of the ReStore will take place this month! We appreciate everyone who has already contacted us about ways to help, and we continue to reach out to students for more volunteers to help us pack up and move out/in! We accept donations of any type, whether it may be time, money or even your pick-up truck for the day to help move materials. Let me know if you are interested or fill out this volunteer form to sign up. We understand that students are busy during the week, please try to pick earlier times in the day or week to help with the office move.

Adapted Sports League!
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Volunteers needed!   Bulloch County’s first Adapted Sports League offering baseball to children and adults with special needs will take place March 23-April 27 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 at Recreation Department facilities. Please contact Alison Brown, 912-489-9059, abrown@bullochrec.com to sign up!

Brooklet Elementary Field Day – this Friday!

Volunteers are needed to man stations and interact with the children. Please arrive at 7:50 am on April 29th. Field Day will end at 10:45am.  Please email me for additional information. Stefanie Harrelson.   sharrelson@bullochschools.org


Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

Great view of the New York City (NYC) skyline with a few high buildings and sun in the background.Interested in traveling abroad and participating in volunteer activities?  ISV is the leading international student volunteer organization and is hosting an informational meeting on opportunities for this summer. This summer, we have 4-week programs in 6 countries–Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Thailand.

Free stock photo of nature, forest, waterfall, jungleDuring the first two weeks, our students do 80 hours of volunteer work in either SocialCommunity Development–doing basic health care and pre-med projects, building schools and houses, and working on educational programs for children– or in Conservation–where they can work in rainforest regeneration or endangered species management with elephants, dolphins, cheetahs or sea turtles! During the second two weeks, students will travel all throughout their host country, getting immersed into the culture and exploring its natural wonders. They will also get to do exciting adventure activities like white water rafting, zip lining, surfing, cave kayaking, going on wildlife safaris and WAY more!

We also have an exciting opportunity for Georgia Southern students! We are putting together a group exclusively for Southern students, which will be led by a faculty member from your University. This will provide you on campus support from your University Leader who will help in the educational component of the program and you can all fundraise together as a group for your program!

  • South Africa, July 22nd, Conservation Project being lead by Kania Greer – Group Code: USA-GA-UL004

If you are interested in joining this group, you will need to put in the group code (above) when you turn in your participant agreement (which is located in your acceptance letter), this is important because there are ONLY 12 spots available (now only 11) for this program and there’s already a lot of interest!

Please contact Sarah.callan@isvolunteers.org for more information.


 

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service in Washington, DC

The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service offers you a chance to put your talents towards affecting change. Spend your summer in service while getting a hands-on learning experience in Washington, DC. With generous scholarship funding available, over 80% of IPVS students receive a scholarship award.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS- Apply by the April 6 extended deadline and prepare to make a difference this summer. For more information or to start an application, please visit our website at www.DCinternships.org/IPVS. If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact us at admissions@tfas.org or call 202.986.0384.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM-Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, IPVS is an academic internship program held in Washington, DC for undergraduate students interested in volunteerism and careers in the nonprofit sector. The Institute combines hands on professional experience for 30 hours a week with a challenging academic experience worth between 2 and 9 credit hours from George Mason University. All students live just steps from the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in furnished apartments at George Washington University.

 


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 http://goo.gl/XtBqXP.
Questions?  Please contact Stephanie Neal at smaneal@georgiasouthern.edu

 


Weekly Trips

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.  We are currently transitioning to electronic background check forms. 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.*

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

Monday

3:30-5:45 p.m Cone Homes After School Program *Background Check Required*

   4:00-5:30 p.m  After School Program – Mill Creek *Background Check Required*

 

Tuesday

2:00-4:00 p.m. Heritage Inn Nursing Home *Background Check Required*

3:30-5:15 p.m. After School Garden Program *Background Check Required*-

Wednesday

2:30-4:30 p.m. Westwood Nursing Home

12:30-2:30 p.m. Statesboro Food Bank

Thursday

2:00-5:00 p.m. Heart Of Dixie

3:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. After School Program – Sally Z Elementary *Background Check Required*

Friday

1:00-3:00 p.m. Statesboro Food Bank

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Restore

Saturday

8:30 – 12:00 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Construction


For questions about weekly trips contact 

leader@georgiasouthern.edu 

Keep an eye on http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/LeadServe/serveweekly/ for updates!

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.

Volunteer Tutors Needed

Do you want an amazing opportunity to work with local students and help them achieve? Working with the Bulloch County ESOL program will allow you to work one-on-one with a student who has learned English as a second language. You will help them  navigate through their coursework and give them the confidence they need to succeed. You can work with students of all ages and your help will make all the difference to these students. If interested, please contact community liaison, Brooke Bressler, at esolgsu@gmail.com.

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.

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

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 athreatte@georgiasouthern.edu.

 

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 aspcommintyliaison@gmail.com 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 aspcommunityliaison@gmail.com 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 brenda.eason@gentiva.com

 

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 lejenaej@strl.info

Last updated: 4/25/2016

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