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Now Hiring Community Liaisons,  Student Employment Job Fair Aug. 17th, 2016 Eagle-Creek-Bridge-blue-border-250x229
1 position: Habitat for Humanity, Job description
Send a resume and cover letter to daddes@georgiasouthern.edu

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What is Step Into Statesboro?

Step into Statesboro is an annual fall event designed to introduce new and returning students to the downtown Statesboro area, history, and community service and leadership opportunities. Students meet representatives from local non-profit agencies, take a guided walking tour, and visit the Farmer’s Market. We want students to leave feeling like they have opportunities to join dynamic and exciting community projects.

Why go? Learn before you serve! Quality service starts with exploration. 

Students who learn about Statesboro and important local issues before volunteering make the most significant and sustainable contributions to our community.

For this reason, your time with Step into Statesboro counts as community service hours.

Registration will open Friday August 19th http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/LeadServe/civicengagement/step/

Unique Opportunity to “Serve those who have served”

Join certified yoga instructor, Angel Coughlin, in bringing the Connected Warriors program to Statesboro. Connected Warriors is a Trauma Conscious Yoga program supporting service members, veterans and their families. http://www.connectedwarriors.org/

This FREE class is offered once a week at Sacred Space Yoga Studio – 15 Courtland St.

We are looking for volunteers to aid with administrative, marketing and fundraising activities. Any education and experience in the fields of yoga and/or mental health and trauma are a plus. Volunteers should be able to provide their own transportation and commit to a minimum of two hours per week.

For more information and to volunteer please contact Angel Coughlin at 912-495-8340 or by email sacredspaceyogi@gmail.com

This is a great opportunity to show support for our Military!

 

Statesboro Farmer’s Market
Saturdays- 10:45- 1:00

Experience the feeling of community and belonging through volunteering at the local farmer’s market! Volunteers are needed to help set up and breakdown the market each Saturday. Expect to work in a productive and fun environment with local vendors. Volunteers can also expect to transport perishable items to a local soup kitchen and assist with serving members.

Contact: Melanie Sparrow
E-mail:  ms09487@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone:  (770) 668-6502

Join us to gain educational farming, business, nutrition, culinary, and/or marketing skills.  We are looking for talented students who are trustworthy, responsible, and self-motivated.

In this role you will represent a farmer’s market vendor and assist with conducting their business.  Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Selling products
  • Picking up and delivering products
  • Managing sales money/mobile register
  • Assistance with marketing
  • Assistance with financial business operations
  • Farm work- onsite experience
  • Must be available Thursdays after 2pm
  • Driving

Skills Needed:

  • Outgoing
  • Self-starter
  • Reliable transportation
  • Solid general knowledge in area of emphasis
  • Customer Service Skills

Compensation:

This is a volunteer position with the potential for academic credit. It is a unique internship and educational opportunity that is flexible to match a student’s schedule. Discounts and/or free food items will be your compensation and this is an opportunity to receive a strong letter of recommendation from the vendor you work with.


Willow Hill Heritage Festival and Health Fair

Help the Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center to make a difference in the lives of the Willow Hill and Portal residence

Saturday, September 3, 2016
7:30am-6pm
4235 Willow Hill Rd, Portal

Volunteers are needed to support various activities and shifts throughout the day:

“Thrill on the Hill” Bike Ride- Assist with registration and supplying the bikers with water and snacks. Volunteers supplying water and snacks need to have access to a truck and have to meet a day before the event to discuss the bike route.

Prayer Breakfast- Assist with collection of tickets, distribution of food, crowd control, parking and cleanup.

Health Fair- Assist with of entertainment and talent show, food and merchandise vendors, health fair & children safety activities, bike rodeo, museum tours, dance, music and oratorical competitions, and spelling and bible knowledge competitions.

All volunteers are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Thank you in advance for your support.

The registration link is:  : http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=rp49vtfab&oeidk=a07ed2ldg3rbe7b3d30

You may also contact Maria Olivas at mo01736@georgiasouthern.edu or go to our website www.willowhillheritage.org or visit us on Facebook at The Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center.


Weekly Volunteer Trips

Weekly Trips have concluded for Summer 2016. Fall Weekly trips will begin Monday August 22nd. 

Fall trips will include:  

After School Program

Statesboro Food Bank

Westwood Nursing Home

Heart of Dixie Equine Rescue

Habitat for Humanity Construction

Statesboro Farmer’s Market and Soup Kitchen

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.*

For questions about weekly trips contact 

leader@georgiasouthern.edu 

 

Volunteer with The Marching Blue Devils, Band Booster Club

Volunteer with The Marching Blue Devils, Band Booster Club, operates concessions at Statesboro High School. It is designed as a service to feed fans, and to channel and distribute money to Statesboro High School’s Marching Band/Music department.

MBD is looking for highly reliable and hardworking groups or individuals to assist with their concession stand who possess an outstanding customer service record and have strong multitasking abilities. Must be able to work well independently with little to no supervision or as part of a concession stand management team. Flexible scheduling availability to include evenings weekends and special events as required.

Individuals in these rolls may be asked to perform a variety of tasks that may involve these skills.

  • Outstanding arithmetic skills
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Food preparation and handling skills
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

Volunteers needed on the following dates, all shifts begin at 5:30pm

Friday, Sept. 2nd  Friday, Sept. 30th  Friday, Nov. 4th    Friday, Sept. 16th   Friday, Oct. 7th

Contact: Perla Middleton t: 912.481.1625 | e: perla.middleton@gmail.com

 

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!

GSU English Language Program : Become a conversation partner

The ELP Conversation Partner Program is an opportunity for Georgia Southern students to meet an international student and assist them with practicing their English.  By volunteering your time you will help them reach their goals and could possibly be their first American friend.  We try our hardest to match you to a student that may be from a country or language group that interests you.  By meeting with an international student you will:

  • Learn about a new country and culture
  • Get inside tips about places for future travels
  • Learn phrases in a new language or improve your pronunciation/vocabulary in a language you are already learning
  • Help an English language student build their confidence in speaking English
  • Fulfill service hours for certain classes and programs

If you are a current Georgia Southern University student, staff, or faculty and would like to participate in the ELP Conversation Partner Program please e-mail the Division of Continuing Education, English Language Program atelp@georgiasouthern.edu.  Please include any country or language preference you may have and your interests. Also, please let me know if you are going to receive credit for volunteering.

 

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: 8/23/2016

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