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Are you looking for ways to serve this summer? Participate in weekly volunteer trips through the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement and make a difference in the Statesboro community!

We are looking for a trip leader to serve on Saturdays this summer leading a trip to Habitat for Humanity from 8:30am – 12:00pm. This is our most popular weekly trip! Support Habitat for Humanity and assist with home construction. Contact Lindsay Burnell at lindsay-burnell@georgiasouthern.edu, as soon as possible, if you are interested in the position or have any questions.


Summer Weekly Volunteer Trips

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.  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!

Monday

2:00-4:00 p.m After School Program Summer Camp*Background check and application required*

 Tuesday

1:00-3:00 p.m. Statesboro Food Bank

Wednesday

2:00-4:00 p.m. Westwood Nursing Home

2:00-5:00 p.m. Heart Of Dixie

Thursday

*No Weekly Trips*

Friday

2:00-4:00 p.m. Statesboro Food Bank

Saturday

8:30 – 12:00 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Construction

10:45-1:00 p.m.- Statesboro Farmer’s Market and Soup Kitchen


For questions about weekly trips contact 

leader@georgiasouthern.edu 

Keep an eye on http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/LeadServe/serveweekly/ for updates!

Volunteer with Justin Houston’s Football Camp,  June 25th 

Justin Houston, Outside Linebacker with the Kansas City Chiefs, is coming back to Statesboro to host the Second Annual Free Football Camp with other notable NFL players on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Statesboro High School.

Justin is a Statesboro native, and was a standout player at Statesboro High School.  He is committed to giving back to our community and is partnering with the Statesboro Boys and Girls club to host this free football camp for 300 participants, ages 8-18.

At least 20 volunteers will be needed on June 25th from 8:00am – 2:00pm to assist the Camp Professionals (and NFL players!) with everything from Registration, helping the Athletic Trainers, assisting the Professionals on the field, and clean up.

Volunteers must be available for the entire time. Volunteer duties will be assigned on site on the day of the event and cannot be requested.

Sign up in the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement.
Russell Union 1056. Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Volunteer registration closes June 17th or when all spots are filled.
View the Justin Houston Celebrity Football Camp Event

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

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!

 

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

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 Rachel Greneker at 912-354-3727. 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.

 

 

Volunteer with Gentiva Hospice

Gentiva Hospice is located at 2280 East Victory Drive, Ste. A. 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

 

 

Last updated: 5/31/2016

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