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Katey Lippitt

Position: Alternative Break Site Leader

Q: What are your leadership roles on campus and in the community?
A: Since I have a habit of taking on a million things at once, I’m currently involved with quite a few organizations in the community and I’m also privileged enough to be one of the captains for an incredible team. As for the specifics of my organization involvement, I am training to be a YoungLife leader, participating with Team United’s Student Athlete Leadership Team, and I recently just got selected as a Site Leader for a Spring Alternative Break Trip (so stoked!!!).


Q: What do you find most meaningful about your work?
A: Meaningful work entails the enrichment of others. If you’re constantly enriching others, then you’re constantly learning and growing. I really really really love people. Not in a hippy peace loving sort of a way, but I just simply enjoy connecting with them. Perhaps one of my favorite experiences is when a friendship with someone progresses past the surface level and travels down into the core. At the core, people become beautifully translucent exposing desires and passions which in return inspires and motivates me. And that’s what makes a leadership title meaningful- relationships with other people.

Q: How do you hope this work might help you in your career, and in your life?
A: I have pretty big aspirations for the future. Ideally, I want to be a part of an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives and hopefully my leadership skills will translate over to enable that success.

Q: What’s one piece of leadership or engagement advice you’d like to share?
A: People have a common misconception that leadership entails being the most powerful, popular, or skillful in a group. I can assure you that on my team I am, by NO means, the most powerful or popular and there are PLENTY of people who are more skilled than me. Yet, at the end of the day, every single girl knows that I would do anything for them. Focus more on your character than your title.



As you know, Georgia Southern will be hosting former NFL Quarterback, Archie Manning, in our Leadership Lecture Series.  How would you like the opportunity to have dinner with Mr. Manning or to ask a question following his lecture on March 24, 2015?  If so, write an essay of approximately 500 words and respond to the following question:

If you were given the opportunity to have an individual conversation with former NFL Quarterback Archie Manning, what two questions would you like to ask him and why would you choose to ask those particular questions?

Dinner participants and those asking questions after the lecture will be chosen from the submitted essays. Print your essay and bring it to the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement in the Russell Union, Suite 1056.  Please include your name, year in school (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student) and Georgia Southern email address on your essay.

In order to be considered, your essay must be submitted by Monday, March 2, 2015.


John F. Nolen Student Government Association Scholarship is presented annually to selected freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with a 3.0 GPA or better. The scholarship is based on co-curricular and academic performances at Georgia Southern University. This year’s scholarship deadline is Feb. 23 @ 5pm. To review the requirements and apply, please visit click here: John F. Nolen Scholarship.



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New Weekly Trip- Children’s Garden Club!

Help facilitate lessons and garden work with second grade students. Mentor the young population of Statesboro in the importance of being connected with nature and the process of growing local and nutritious foods!  Weekly trip – Wed 3:30-5:00

Other volunteer times available. Contact Community Liaison Mary Samar at Or visit the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement RU 1056.  Background check required


Weekly Volunteer Trips 

All Trips depart from the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement in the Russell Union suite 1056

Mondays Cone Homes 2:30-5:00pm – Help with an after school program staffed solely by GSU volunteers
*Background Check required! Background Check request forms are available in the OSLCE (RU 1056)

Tuesdays After School Program 3:30-4:30pm – Working with children at Sallie Z Elementary School * Background Check and application required! Background Check request forms and applications are available in the OSLCE (RU 1056)

Wednesdays Food Bank  12:30-2:00pm – Sorting food to help our community

Children’s Garden Club 3:30-5:30pm – Help teach children about the environment
*Background Check and application requireD! Background Check request forms and applications are available in the OSLCE (RU 1056)

Thursdays Westwood Nursing Home  3:30-5:15pm – Activities with the Residents

After School Program 3:00-5:00pm – Working with children at Mill Creek Elementary School
* Background Check and application required! Background Check request forms and applications are available in the OSLCE (RU 1056)

Fridays Habitat for Humanity 1:00-4:00 – Work at the Restore 

Food Bank  1:30-3:00pm – Sorting food to help our community

Saturdays  Habitat for Humanity 10:00am-2:00pm – Work at a Habitat site or the Restore  (meet outside OSLCE, RU 1056)


For questions about weekly trips contact Amber Carter at:  

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Join the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Staff on Friday, February 27th for Board Games and Snacks! 4th Friday will begin at 4:00 PM in Russell Union, 1056!



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.

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 8am-3:30pm

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.

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,  or call Roosevelt Cone, 912-541-2809 for more information.

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. 

Langston Chapel Middle School is in need of after school tutors!

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Math – Grades 6, 7, 8

3:30-5:00 pm


Language Arts – Grades 6, 7, 8

3:30-5:00 pm

Please contact Mrs. Tammy Francis (Science Teacher/Tutorial Coordinator) at if you are interested and able to assist.

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

5k Volunteers Needed

The Statesboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is hosting a 5k Run/Race on May 2, 2015 in Statesboro, Georgia! They are looking for a large number of volunteers to assist with the facilitation (set-up, check-in, tear down, etc).

If you are interested in volunteering at this 5k, please email Koren Tate at

Volunteers Needed!
The Spring Parent + School Connect will be held at Little Bethel Church on Thursday, March 15 from 5:00 PM – 7 :00 PM. We would love to have 10 volunteers to help with reading and math activities. The Parent + School Connect allows families and the community to have fun exploring content activities and games that support learning. Volunteers and teachers play and learn with students and their families as they circulate among stations filled with a variety of interactive reading and math applications.
Little Bethel Church is located at 327 Railroad Street in Brooklet, Georgia. Training for volunteers will begin at 4:30 PM on March 15th. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Sherry Jordan at 912-682-1490 or email
Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement • PO Box 8114 • (912) 478-1435 •