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The 2016 Elections: Voting as an Informed Citizen
March 23, 2016
Sponsored by: Office of Leadership & Community Engagement,
Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Tickets Required – Click Here for Ticket Information
Join us for a lively conversation with national political experts who will discuss the current political climate and upcoming election with a focus on helping you make informed choices as you cast your vote.
Tuesday, February 9
Nessmith-Lane 1915 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Presenter: Lydia Cross
Diversity Educator Recruitment
Make sure you apply by February 8th! For more information check out our site at http://tiny.cc/gsudpe or visit us on the 2nd floor of the Russell Union!
Become a Service Learning Facilitator by taking LEAD 2100!
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Volunteers are needed at the Chocolate Run benefiting Open Hearts Community Mission on February 20, 2016 at the RAC Pavillion. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YVNF6K5 to register to volunteer for this awesome opportunity!
The Office of Leadership & Community Engagement will be having a service day March 25. The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 11. There will be limited transportation available so please sign-up sooner rather than later to hold your spot! The service sites will be announced at later date.
Sign up by emailing email@example.com or stopping by the office!
5k Run/Walk & Spring Fling!
We are looking for volunteers who can assist with supervising games, bounce houses, silent auction and other activities. We have ~20 stations that need 2 people to supervise. Volunteers can work as long as they are available, in shifts or for the entire day. Time spent volunteering will count as community service.
Please contact Kristen Ruhland for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for volunteers for ArtsFest 2016 which will be held on April 23rd from 10-4pm on Sweetheart Circle. Please follow the link below to sign up for the event. We have several different shifts available to fit everyone’s schedule. ArtsFest is in its 34th year and has always been a huge event. We look forward to involving as many university organizations and students as possible.
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl!
If you’re a fan of reading (and who isn’t?), please consider volunteering to help with the Division II Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, sponsored by the College of Education. Students in grades 4-12 from across the South HRRB region, as well as coaches and parents, will be on campus on Saturday, February 27th to participate in a quiz-bowl style competition over their knowledge of a selected list of books. The bowl will begin at 12:00 pm and conclude at 4:00 pm. Volunteers will be asked to attend a one-hour volunteer training session the morning of the event. Additional information will be provided prior to the bowl. If you would be willing to assist with this event, please complete the form at the link below as soon as possible but no later than Friday, February 12th.
Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
Interested in traveling abroad and participating in volunteer activities? ISV is the leading international student volunteer organization and is hosting an informational meeting on opportunities for this summer. This summer, we have 4-week programs in 6 countries–Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Thailand.
During the first two weeks, our students do 80 hours of volunteer work in either SocialCommunity Development–doing basic health care and pre-med projects, building schools and houses, and working on educational programs for children– or in Conservation–where they can work in rainforest regeneration or endangered species management with elephants, dolphins, cheetahs or sea turtles! During the second two weeks, students will travel all throughout their host country, getting immersed into the culture and exploring its natural wonders. They will also get to do exciting adventure activities like white water rafting, zip lining, surfing, cave kayaking, going on wildlife safaris and WAY more!
We also have an exciting opportunity for Georgia Southern students! We are putting together a group exclusively for Southern students, which will be led by a faculty member from your University. This will provide you on campus support from your University Leader who will help in the educational component of the program and you can all fundraise together as a group for your program!
- South Africa, July 22nd, Conservation Project being lead by Kania Greer – Group Code: USA-GA-UL004
If you are interested in joining this group, you will need to put in the group code (above) when you turn in your participant agreement (which is located in your acceptance letter), this is important because there are ONLY 12 spots available (now only 11) for this program and there’s already a lot of interest!
Please contact Sarah.email@example.com for more information.
Interested in Event Planning?
HOW TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR WEEKLY TRIPS: Students may sign up to volunteer for a weekly volunteer trip by stopping by the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement (located on the 1st floor of Russell Union). A student will be at the front to assist you in the sign up process and answer any questions that you may have. Sign-ups for the week will begin at 8 AM on Monday morning.
*Please note that many of our trips require a background check. We are currently transitioning to electronic background check forms. If you need to complete one contact us at 912-478-1435 or visit us in the Russell Union, suite 1056 (diagonally across from Chick-fil-a). Allow 2 weeks for background check processing.*
Contact our office at 912-478-1435 if you have any questions!
3:30-5:45 p.m Cone Homes After School Program *Background Check Required*
4:00-5:30 p.m After School Program – Mill Creek *Background Check Required*
2:00-4:00 p.m. Heritage Inn Nursing Home *Background Check Required*
3:30-5:15 p.m. After School Garden Program *Background Check Required*- Starts Feb. 22nd
2:30-4:30 p.m. Westwood Nursing Home
12:30-2:30 p.m. Statesboro Food Bank
2:00-5:00 p.m. Heart Of Dixie
3:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. After School Program – Sally Z Elementary *Background Check Required*
1:00-3:00 p.m. Statesboro Food Bank
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Restore
8:30 – 12:00 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Construction
For questions about weekly trips contact
Keep an eye on http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/LeadServe/serveweekly/ for updates!
Volunteer Tutors Needed
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!
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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
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:
-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 email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Last updated: 2/10/2016