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Pull a tag from the tree and help someone in need! Each tag represents a member of our community, and many of their gift wishes are for small items that would make a world of difference.

Daily Serve912 trips

 

Click the link above to sign up! Volunteers must ride to the site on our vans, it is part of the experience! All trips depart from Russell Union 1056. Trips marked with an asterisk (*) require a background check and approval from a community liaison before you can volunteer. Contact Leader@GeorgiaSouthern.edu for more information.

 


Volunteer at the CSM Christmas Store

When:  Saturdays anytime from 10am to 7pm

What: The Christmas Store proceeds go to support Christian Social Ministries, which helps people in our community.

Where: 31 North Zetterower Avenue, Statesboro

 

 


Volunteer with the Afterschool Garden Club Harvest Festival!

What: Come join the fun! The Afterschool Garden Club children are giving thanks for their harvest. Although their plants need a few more weeks in the ground, the celebration is going forward. The exact number of children is unknown, but planning for 5-6 groups with 5 children and 1-2 adults per group. The children are making a pumpkin power snack and conducting two nutrition garden activities. You will assist the children to measure out and mix ingredients, find and count seeds from various vegetables, and identify the edible parts of plants.
When: Monday Nov 13th and Wed 15th 3:45-5:15 pm (children there 4-5pm).
Where: Honey Bowen Building 1 Max Lockwood Dr, Statesboro, GA 30458
Sign up under Daily Serve912 Trips at the link above! 

Volunteer Mentors Needed at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School!

The Pawsitive Pals mentoring program matches our students with a trusted adult volunteer from the community who can provide encouragement and guidance that will help our students reach their personal best. We are actively recruiting positive role models who are able to consistently commit to mentoring a student in grades K-5 at our school. Read the overview here!

What is a mentor? A mentor models and teaches positive characteristics and citizenship for the student he/she advises. They become a trusted adult the student can count on for support and inspiration. Some of the activities mentors in the Pawsitive Pals program may participate in include: eating lunch with students, playing board games, reading books, working on homework or classwork, visiting a student in class to see activities and/or projects, attending special school events, or playing a game with them at recess.

How do I learn more?: Email scompton@bullochschools.org or call 912-212-8680 if you are interested!

 


Volunteer on campus with Landscape Services!

When: November 14th and November 28th from 8:30 to 11:30

What: We will continue with the pollinator plantings, mulching, and this time we will do some tree inventory work also! (Students will learn how to measure trees and what information is essential to a good tree inventory.)

Where: Meet at the Carruth parking lot

Email aliciajohnson@georgiasouthern.edu to reserve your spot!

 


Not going away for Thanksgiving? Volunteer for Thanksgiving Lunch! 

When: Sunday, November 19th from 11:30-1:30

What: Volunteers will be assisting Bethany Lodge Assisted Living residents to their seats after chapel service and then will help to serve them them and their families lunch. Volunteers also get to partake in the Thanksgiving Lunch as well after everyone has been served can sit down and eat. Afterwards, the volunteers will help take the dishes back to the kitchen and clean the tables off.

Where: 77 Bethany Way, Statesboro, GA 30458

Sign up here! 

 


Volunteer with Run the Boro!

When: Friday, December 1st from 4pm to 6:30pm

What: We are currently looking for volunteers for the race route. We need about 30 in total. Their main task will be directing runners throughout the race. We have all volunteers meet at City Hall in the Council Room at 4:00 p.m. The race starts at 5:30 p.m. and is over about 6:30 p.m. We do have food back at City Hall once all of the volunteers are finished.

Where: 50 E Main St, Statesboro, GA 30458

Email flavia.starling@statesboroga.gov if you can help!

 

 


Volunteer with 21st Century Skills Afterschool Program (Grades PreK-8)

When: Monday through Thursday,  from 3:45pm – 6:15pm, September 11, 2017 –  May 17, 2018

What: Help supervise student homework, enrichment activities, and club activities.

Where: Evans County Community Center, 720 North Church Street, Claxton, GA 30417. Must have a current background check.

Special requirements: Contact Dr. Cherry C.Brewton cbrewton@georgiasouthern.edu if you are interested!

 


The Director’s Immediate Response Team – DIRT – is a team of Georgia Southern students ready to address one-time, labor-intensive, and urgent projects in the community (such as painting, re-organizing, and sudden needs for repair). All Georgia Southern students can become members of DIRT. Students interested in volunteering with DIRT or who would like more information should email learn.dirt.lead@gmail.com.

 


Worn Threads Needs Your Help! 

Worn Threads is a thrift store that helps support our community. They are located at 515 Denmark St, Statesboro, Georgia 30458.  They need volunteers on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 10 to 2, or Tuesday from 10 to 12, and Thursday from 2 to 4.  Training for a new volunteers takes place on Fridays anytime between 10:30 and 2:00 and lasts 20-30 minutes. Please considering helping this vital community organization!

 


Volunteer with 21st Century Skills Afterschool Program (Grades PreK-8) Monday through Thursday  from 3:45pm – 6:15pm

Help supervise student homework, enrichment activities, and club activities at the Evans County Community Center.

Contact Dr. Cherry Brewton to get involved!  cbrewton@georgiasouthern.edu

 

 


 

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 – 23316 Hwy 80 East.

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!

 


 

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

Choose 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 at elp@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

 


 

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.

 

Last updated: 11/13/2017

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