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Katie Maynard

Position: Parks & Rec Community Liaison

Q: What are your leadership roles on campus and in the community?
A:  I am currently a Community Liaison, Southern Leader, and serve on the University Conduct Board at Georgia Southern University. In the community I work with Statesboro First Presbyterian Church as an Elementary School aged children’s teacher.

Q: What do you find most meaningful about your work?
A: I greatly enjoy both the work I do with GSU and in the Statesboro community.  The most meaningful part to me is the connections I make. Every person I work with has their own story to tell. Getting to know others and learning their stories has made my time at GSU thus far unforgettable.

Q: How do you hope this work might help you in your career, and in your life?
A: Because of the work that I have done with children while in Statesboro I have decided to change my career path. With out my volunteer and leadership opportunities, it would have taken me a lot longer to figure out I wanted to work with juvenile delinquents and their families. All of my leadership jobs have taught me crucial skills that I will need in order to make my future successful.

Q: What’s one piece of leadership or engagement advice you’d like to share?
A: My one piece of advice would be, do not be afraid to try. When I first applied for my position as a Community Liaison I thought there was a slim chance that they would pick a Freshman. But, I have always told myself the worse they could say was no, and if they did things would still be the way the are just like if I hadn’t asked.  I took a chance and they picked me. You will never know what your future could hold if you don’t try.


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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 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)

Tuesdays After School Program 3:30-4:30pm – CANCELLED THIS WEEK – 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)

Heart of Dixie 2:00 – 5:00pm – Heart of Dixie is an equine rescue center and volunteers will have the opportunity to work with and groom horses as well as help facilitate other tasks needed around the farm.

Wednesdays Food Bank  12:30-2:00pm – Sorting food to help our community

Children’s Garden Club 3:30-5:30pm – CANCELLED THIS WEEK – Help teach children about the environment
*Background Check and application requireD! Background Check request forms and applications are available in the OSLCE (RU 1056)

Thursdays Westwood Nursing Home  3:30-5:15pm – Activities with the Residents

After School Program 3:30-5:30pm – CANCELLED THIS WEEK – 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)

Fridays  Habitat for Humanity 1:00-4:00 – Work at the Restore 

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

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

Farmer’s Market and Soup Kitchen 10:45am-1:00pm – CANCELLED THIS WEEK – 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!


 

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Dance Marathon Opportunity!Are you interested in becoming part of the largest student-run philanthropic organizations in North America? Eaglethon (formerly Dance Marathon at GSU) is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 year! Become a leader in one of over 250 Dance Marathons across the country working to raise money for local kids.Positions include:
President
Director of Internal Development
Director of External Development
Treasurer
Morale Officer
Operations Officer
Catering Officer
Public Relations Officer
Fundraising Officer
Corporate Relations Officer
Dancer Relations Officer
Family Relations Officer
Morale Committee (multiple positions)
Fundraising Committee (multiple positions)
Dancer Relations Committee (multiple positions)
Family Relations Committee (multiple positions)Email georgiasoutherndm@gmail.com for an application and position descriptions


Bulloch Alcohol & Drug Council Focus Group

The Bulloch Alcohol & Drug Council is holding three focus groups this month to gain feedback on a potential social marketing campaign. We are in need of 6-10 participants between the ages of 17-20 years old for each group. Participants will only attend one focus group.  The dates are:  April 7, 14, and 21 and all will be held at the Rec. Dept.’s Honey Bowen building. Students should enter through the back of the building which is the senior center. The group will last no more than one hour and each person will receive $10 cash for their participation. We ask that they register by calling 764-6405 or emailingcharlottes@nctv.com.


Spring Fest Volunteer Search

Date: April 17, 2015
111 South will be having our 2nd Annual SpringFest on April 17th from 3-7 pm. We are in search of hard working students that are looking to receive a few community service hours to help us out. We will be able to set up different hours for everyone to come in and alternate throughout the day! Students will be in charge of set up and clean up as well as handling and watching over games and activities.
Each student participating will receive FREE admission with a plus 1 and a FREE 111 South SpringFest Tank Top!
Let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns. We hope to hear from you soon!
Please contact Jeremy Bonds at jeremy.bonds@tpco.com if you are interested.

Light Up the Night Volunteers
Date: April 17, 2015
The Public Health Student Association is looking for volunteers for an upcoming 5k titled Light Up the Night. The race will be held on April 17 and the race starts at 7.15 pm. Volunteers can expect to be needed anywhere from 3.00pm to 10.00pm that night.  The race is going to raise money for team Irelynn
( http://www.teamirelynn.org/)and awareness for diamond blackfan anemia. We hope to have as many runners and volunteers sign up as possible for the event.
Please contact John Sheahan at  js02904@georgiasouthern.edu for more information!

School Supplies Drive
A School Supplies Drive for students in the ESOL Program of Bulloch County Schools will be held during the week of April 20-24. For more information on why the drive was started and for a list of supplies needed please click this link.The supplies listed have been specifically requested by the teachers but other school supply donations are accepted.

There are two locations you can drop off your donations: the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement in the Russell Union and Instructional Resources Center in the College of Education (located on the second floor). The collections for the drive will end on Friday, April 24 at 2pm. If you would like more information on how to get involved with this fundraiser, please email Robyn Sanders at esolgsu@gmail.com.


5k Volunteers Needed

Date: May 2, 2015

The Statesboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is hosting a 5k Run/Race on May 2, 2015 in Statesboro, Georgia! They are looking for a large number of volunteers to assist with the facilitation (set-up, check-in, tear down, etc).

If you are interested in volunteering at this 5k, please email Koren Tate at statesboroalumnae_dst1913@yahoo.com


Local Summer Internship and Volunteer Opportunity!

The Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association in Guyton, Georgia (40 minutes from Statesboro) will host a two week, 1/2 day summer camp from June 8 – June 19 for under served youth.
This is an unusual camp – transportation is provided for 100+ youth in an effort to reach area children who otherwise have no summer enrichment opportunities. Because many of the middle school children are providing child care for their younger siblings and cannot attend unless the whole family is welcome, the camp serves youth ages 3 – 18.  Breakfast and lunch are provided. Children attend from 9:00 – 1:00.
Children are offered a wealth of enrichment opportunities including visits from professionals from Savannah Technical College, the military, EMS, the police, and the juvenile justice system. They also complete an anti-bullying program by the Victim’s Assistance coordinators, have opportunities to play basketball, and have field trips to Georgia Southern University (middle school and older) and Splash in the Boro (all campers).
Camp organizers are looking for college student role models who can
1. Volunteer at Georgia Southern on Friday, June 12th from 10:00 – 12:00 – to assist with the middle school field trip on campus.
2. Volunteer at Splash in the Boro on Friday, June 19th from 10:00 – 12:00 – to assist with the field trip at the water park.
3. Provide 30-45 minute programs during regular on-site hours in Guyton, in topics appropriate for at risk youth. This can include special crafts, healthy lifestyle topics, physical fitness, teen talks, dance, cheer leading, music, art, sports & games, etc.
4. Intern as a Program Coordinator for academic credit.  The internship can be accomplished within flexible dates/hours, but must include at least 25 hours of preparation work between May 18 and June 5,  on-site hours from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm every week day June 8-12 and 15-19 (including participation in field trips), and at least 25 hours of wrap-up must be completed between June 22 and July 3rd. Interns will complete, therefore, a minimum of 130 hours.
Please contact Lula Seabrooks, 912.659.4167    pmba@planters.net  to apply.

Camp Walk N’ Roll MDA Summer Camp Needs Volunteers!

Date: July 11-July 17, 2015

Location: Camp Twin Lakes- Rutledge, Georgia

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteers to help out with their summer camp to allow children suffering from MDA to enjoy a week outdoors! If you are interested in volunteering, you will receive 140 hours of community service!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Miriam Wortham at mwortham@mdausa.org or call her at 770-621-9800


 

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 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


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


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 @ 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.


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.


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. 


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


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


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