Q: What are your leadership roles on campus and in the community?
I work as the Graduate Assistant of Alternative Breaks and Community Partnerships in the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. I serve as the Advisor of the Alternative Break Board, which is a group of student leaders that assume leadership roles for our program including identifying sites, raising awareness about our program, developing pre-trip education, and planning creative fundraising events throughout the school year. I also have the privilege of teaching a course to students, Self-Leadership (LEAD 1000). In the community I am a very active volunteer at The Hearts and Hands Clinic of Statesboro. My roles have included: Labs Coordinator, Clinic Manager on medical clinic nights, shadowing doctors, assisting with front office duties, and also volunteering with our prescription program, MedBank.
Q: What do you find most meaningful about your leadership work?
Q: How do you hope this work might help you in your career, and in your life?
Q: What’s one piece of leadership or engagement advice you’d like to share?
“Who Will You Be” – Dean Jackson
Southern Collegiate Leadership Conference – Saturday, October 4
Spaces still available for Service-Learning Facilitators. Freshmen and Sophomores are welcome! This cohort will train in Fall, and will be in the classroom managing their own students Spring term.
NEW SIGN IN PROCESS FOR WEEKLY VOLUNTEER TRIPS!
Each week, you will have an opportunity to sign up for trips in the OSLCE from Monday at 8am until the time that trip leaves. For Saturday trips, you have from Monday at 8am to Friday at 5pm to come by the office and sign up. Note: You can only sign up for trips one week at a time!
All Trips depart from the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement in the Russell Union suite 1056
After School Program 3:00-5:00pm - Working with children at Mill Creek Elementary School
After School Program 3:30-4:30pm - Working with children at Sallie Z Elementary School
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
Food Bank 1:30-3:00pm - Sorting food to help our community
Habitat for Humanity 10:00-2:00 – Work at a Habitat site or the Restore (meet outside OSLCE, RU 1056)
Farmer’s Market and Soup Kitchen 10:45-1:00 – Feed the need (meet outside OSLCE, RU 1056)
For questions about weekly trips contact Amber Carter at:
Keep an eye on http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/LeadServe/serveweekly/ for updates!
Submit a proposal to host a Social Justice Lunch during Be The Change Week
DIRT Community Service Trip
The Director’s Immediate Response Team- DIRT- will be going on a community service trip on Saturday September 27th to volunteer with Heart of Dixie. Heart of Dixie is a non-profit horse sanctuary that needs your help!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
“How To Win In Middle School” – Volunteers needed!
Its a fun time at William James Middle School when parents will learn from teachers how to help their child WIN in school, while WJMS students will participate in “Minute to Win It” activities.
The Bulloch County School Board needs volunteers to help us oversee each activity.
Monday, September 15, 2014
If you are interested please contact Leslie Wiggins email@example.com
Camp Twin Lakes in need of Weekend Camp Counselors!
We’re gearing up for our weekend camps (September 19-21)
33rd Annual Catface Turpentine Festival
Saturday, October 4th – volunteers are needed to help with this historic festival! Work in all areas, as visitors go back to yesteryear – learning the art of turpentining, eating rosin potatos, and enjoying arts, crafts, games, food, and entertainment!
Parade kicks off the festival at 10:00, party continues through the live music street dance Saturday night!
Please call Jerri Lanigan, 912.865.2810 to volunteer!
Southeast Bulloch Middle School
Family Science Night
We would like to have 12 – 14 volunteers to help with our Family Science Night. Family Science Night allows families and the community to have fun exploring content, activities, and games that support scientific learning. Volunteers and teachers play and learn with students and their families as they circulate among stations filled with a wide variety of interactive science applications.
Muscular Dystrophy Association needs volunteers for their annual Lock Up!
MDA is looking for 10-15 volunteers to work the Lock Up event from 9am-3pm on Thursday, September 11th. There will be two shifts available (9-12 and 12-3). The following jobs will be available:
For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Colleen Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-354-9576.
Volunteer with Fall Family Weekend
The Office of Orientation and Parent Programs is preparing for Fall Family Weekend, September 26th-28th. We greatly rely on volunteers each year to ensure that this large event be successful. With that being said, our office could use some help during the shifts listed below.
Check-in and Silent Auction
Georgia Southern Day Downtown with the Statesboro Farmer’s Market and Silent Auction
To volunteer, please sign-up at http://goo.gl/jPLEKT by September 19th at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions about volunteering, feel free to contact Logan Franks at 912-478-0438 or at email@example.com.
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.
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
Tuesdays- Honey Bowen building off Fair Rd., 4:15-8:00 pm
For more information and to set up a time to volunteer contact: Samantha Koss firstname.lastname@example.org
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 and hands 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, email@example.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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 (email@example.com)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) 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 Hou
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.