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Tierney Ridley

Position: Alternative Break Trip Leader

Years in Position: 1

Q: What are your leadership roles on campus and in the community?
A: I am currently a trip leader with the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, a member of the University Programming Board, the Vice President of Soul’d Out Campus Choir, and the secretary of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

Q: What do you find most meaningful about your work?
A: The thing that I find most meaningful about my volunteer work is the opportunity to have a positive effect on someone else’s life. When volunteering with the After School Program at Sallie Z. Elementary School I see the positive interaction that the volunteers and the children have and it shows me how enjoyable working with them is. I want to have the opportunity to give back to my community and encourage a larger participation in volunteer work.

Q: How do you hope this work might help you in your career, and in your life?
A: I believe that my volunteer experience is also leadership experience. It teaches me better ways to interact with diverse groups of individuals, which will prepare me for my future career. Starting to volunteer at such a young age has allowed it to become a part of my life and something that I will continue to do in my adult life.

Q: What’s one piece of leadership or engagement advice you’d like to share?
A: As a leader it is important to remember that we are always creating more leaders. Encouraging those who look up to you to be leaders we well is what helps create more leaders.


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SOLD Workshops @ 5:30 pm in Russell Union 2047

Tuesday, November 18 – America Minc, “Love the Group You Lead” – Explore strategies to engage members in the ways they prefer to be motivated.

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 Weekly Volunteer Trips

All Trips depart from the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement in the Russell Union suite 1056

Mondays After School Program 3:00-5:00pm – Working with children at Mill Creek Elementary School
* Background Check and application required! Background Check request forms and applications are available in the OSLCE (RU 1056)

Tuesdays After School Program 3:30-4:30pm – Working with children at Sallie Z Elementary School * Background Check and application required! Background Check request forms and applications are available in the OSLCE (RU 1056)

Wednesdays Westwood Nursing Home  3:30-5:00pm – Activities with the Residents

Cone Homes 2:30-5:00pm – Help with an after school program staffed solely by GSU volunteers * Background Check required! Background Check request forms are available in the OSLCE (RU 1056)

Thursdays Rebecca’s Cafe 12:30-2:00pm – Serve meals and meet and greet with Statesboro residents

Fridays Food Bank  1:30-3:00pm – Sorting food to help our community

Saturdays  Habitat for Humanity 10:00-2:00 CANCELLED THIS WEEK – Work at a Habitat site or the Restore  (meet outside OSLCE, RU 1056)

Farmer’s Market and Soup Kitchen CANCELLED THIS WEEK 10:45-1:00 – Feed the need  (meet outside OSLCE, RU 1056)

For questions about weekly trips contact Amber Carter at:

amber-carter@georgiasouthern.edu  

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


 

Center for Sustainability Tailgate Recycling

The Center for Sustainability will be hosting the Tailgate Recycling Program at all Georgia Southern home football games this season. This is a great way for the people in your organization to get the service hours that they need!  We need 12 volunteers every home game.

We would really appreciate your help at the next home game, Saturday November 29. The first set of volunteers (5 to 6 people) will be outside 3 hours prior to the game to hand out recycling bags to all of the tailgaters and direct their recycling to the appropriate bin as the enter the gates to the game.  The second set of volunteers (5 to 6 people) will arrive an hour before the game and help collect recycling bags at the tailgate spots as the game starts.

 Please email us at cfs@georgiasouthern.edu if you are interested in helping and we will send you more details!

 

Feed the Boro

For over 20 years State Farm Agent Jimmy Anthony and Gracewood Baptist Church has been feeding the less fortunate and public service personnel in our community on Thanksgiving Day. Mr. Anthony has led this project in the past, until his health made it difficult. Last year, we prepared and delivered over 2800+ meals. This preparation starts on Wednesday, November 27th from 4-8pm at Statesboro High School’s kitchen. The turkeys are cooked and the desserts are sliced and packaged. On Thanksgiving Day from 7am-2pm, volunteers help to prepare the plates and deliver the food. ANY donation or volunteeringwould be helpful in our mission to ensure that everyone in our community enjoys a Thanksgiving meal. If you would like to donate or volunteer, please contact Robin Aspinwall at (912) 596-9542. Volunteers are also strongly encouraged to sign up here: http://bit.ly/ftbvolunteer.

 

Volunteer with Run the Boro 5K on December 5th. 
WHO:  Volunteers

WHAT:  Run The Boro 5K – Conjunction with First Friday Downtown

WHEN:  Training will be December 4th @ 1:30 – Event will be December 5th @ 4:00

WHERE:  Training will be beside City Hall in the Joe Brannen Meeting office

Carey Melton of the United Way (copied above) is looking for volunteers to help work the Run the Boro 5K on December 5th. Here is the information:

WHO: Volunteers
WHAT: Run The Boro 5K – Conjunction with First Friday Downtown
WHEN: Training will be December 4th @ 1:30 – Event will be December 5th @ 4:00
WHERE: Training will be beside City Hall in the Joe Brannen Meeting office

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED @ TRAINING AND DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT!!!

Contact Carey Melton, cmelton@unitedwaysega.org

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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.


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 esolgsu@gmail.com Send in schedule of availability with first contact. Must have own transportation and be available for at least an hour between 8am-3:30pm


Statesboro Farmers Market

The Statesboro Farmer’s Market is looking for volunteers to help the market set up and run smoothly.

Saturdays- Downtown in the Sea Island Parking Lot, 7:30-10:30 am and 10:30- 1:00 pm

Every other Tuesday – ON CAMPUS between Hollis and Herty from 8:30am-1:00pm 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11

For more information and to set up a time to volunteer contact:  Samantha Koss  sk02631@georgiasouthern.edu


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, mainstreet@statesborodowntown.com  912.764.7227

Read more about the DSDA here:  http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/LeadServe/agencyinformation/#DSDA


Help an Adult get 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 September 12, 2014. No tutoring experience is necessary. Volunteers must be least 18 years of age and preferably able to commit to 1 to 3 hoursper week for the course of the semester. If you are interested in this learning more about this opportunity, contact Dr. Amelia Davis @ adavis@georgiasouthern.edu 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.


The Spot – After-school Mentoring Program
Volunteer mentors are needed each Thursday to work with Kindergarten -5th graders (3:30-5:00) and 6th grade – 12th grade (4:30 – 6:00). “Big Buddies” should come to The Spot, 331 S. Walnut St. to participate. Please see our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Spot-Character-Leadership-Development-Center/522985214389020  or call Roosevelt Cone, 912-541-2809 for more information.

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

912.350.6369       kolbuja1@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.


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 (brad-field@georgiasouthern.edu) 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 athreatte@georgiasouthern.edu.


Statesboro High School Band Boosters need help Statesboro High School Band Boosters has volunteer opportunities available during Fall 2014. Most of these opportunities are working concessions at home football games.  The only exceptions are the East Georgia Marching Band Festival and the Cotton Candy booth at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.  All of the football games and the Festival are held at Womack Field at Statesboro High School. Call Time for all football games is 6:00 pm.  Please report to the concession stand behind the ticket booth at Womack Field.  The Concessions Manager(s) will direct you from there.

You can either sign up on our online system (Charms) at the link listed for each event or contact Devora Griffin (devora@frontiernet.net) unless otherwise noted.

Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department needs Volunteers Spanish Speaker: 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 ataspcommintyliaison@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. 


Langston Chapel Middle School is in need of after school tutors!

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Math – Grades 6, 7, 8

3:30-5:00 pm

Thursday

Language Arts – Grades 6, 7, 8

3:30-5:00 pm

Please contact Mrs. Tammy Francis (Science Teacher/Tutorial Coordinator) at tfrancis@bulloch.k12.ga.us if you are interested and able to assist.


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


 

 

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