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Emily Elizabeth Shannon

Position: BUILD Leader

Q: What are your leadership roles on campus and in the community?
A: I was a BUILD Leader this summer for BUILD 2. I am part of the Southern Leaders program. As a part of Southern Leaders, I am starting a Board Fellows position with the Statesboro/Bulloch County Breast Cancer Foundation and serving as one of the Co-Cohort Leaders for the Community Leadership Cohort. This fall I am also serving as a Peer Leader for a FYE 1220 class. I am also starting a new Community Liaison this fall with the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority.

Q: What do you find most meaningful about your work?
A: I really love working with students as well as members of the Statesboro Community. My favorite part of my leadership positions is getting to work with other Georgia Southern students in the community. I love getting to exchange knowledge about Georgia Southern and Statesboro with other students as well as community members. It is so great to work with other students and get to grow with other students in our love for servant leadership. It is always so amazing to be a part of an experience that changes the way a student understands the community.

Q: How do you hope this work might help you in your career, and in your life?
A: I hope that I can learn about all kinds of people, as well as issues in the community. I hope to work in the criminal justice system either in law enforcement or as a prosecutor. I also hope to work in politics after learning more through the criminal justice system and by continuing to work in the community. I hope that my different leadership positions will help me better understand and relate to many different people.

Q: What’s one piece of leadership or engagement advice you’d like to share?
A: For incoming freshmen of Georgia Southern I always recommend going to BUILD. However, one great thing to do as a student at any point is to go on an Alternative Break Trip. It is a great way to learn about a social issue, volunteer and meet new people.

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Weekly Trips

Weekly Trips Begin on Monday, August 24, 2015 – Please come to the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement (Located in Russell Union) to sign up!

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

Monday         (2:30-5:00 PM) – After School Program- Mill Creek Elementary School *Background Check Required*

Tuesday        (2:00-4:30 PM) –  Heritage Inn Nursing Home *Background Check Required*

                          (3:30-5:15 PM) – After School Garden Club

Wednesday  (3:45 – 5:30 PM) – After School Program-Sallie Z Elementary School *Background Check Required*

                      (2:00 – 4:00 PM) – Westwood Nursing Home

Thursday  (12:00 – 2:00 PM) – Food Bank

                     (2:00 – 5:00 PM) – Heart of Dixie Equine Rescue

                     (2:15 – 4:45 PM) – Cone Homes *Starts September 17th*

Friday        (10:30-12:30)  Food Bank

                      (1:00 – 3:00) – Food Bank

                     (1:00 – 4:00) – Habitat for Humanity

Saturday  (8:30 – 12:00) – Habitat for Humanity

                     (10:00 – 1:00) – Farmer’s Market



For questions about weekly trips contact 

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Volunteers Wanted – 4Front Healthcare of Atlanta

4Front is a home based Hospice that seeks to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families dealing with life-limiting illness and to assist bereaved family members by providing comprehensive, coordinated care and support. We are on the 4Front of palliative, hospice and compassionate care and have created the blueprint for extraordinary end-of life-care; inspired by our commitment to our patients, our communities and our principles. We are currently looking for any number of interested students on a rolling basis that would like to volunteer to make a difference in our patients’ day to day life. Opportunities include office and patient volunteers. Please feel free to contact me or any 4Front representative for further information.

Contact: Natasha Martinez (404-480-4136)

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

Send in schedule of availability with first contact. Must have own transportation and be available for at least an hour between 7:15am-3:30pm.

Orientation is in the Education Building classroom 1125 on Tuesday, September 1st at 5:15pm. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the program is welcomed.

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,  912.764.7227

Read more about the DSDA here:

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 @ 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 (

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


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 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 ( 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

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 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 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

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

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