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SAEM_SpeakerKOPPEL_600x328The 2016 Elections: Voting as an Informed Citizen

March 23, 2016
7:00 PM

Hanner Fieldhouse
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.


 

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Conflict Management

Tuesday, February 9
Nessmith-Lane 1915 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Presenter: Lydia Cross


 Diversity Educator Recruitment
Do you want to create change and talk about diversity, inclusion, and fairness? Apply to become a Diversity Peer Educator TODAY!

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!

Sponsored by the GSU Multicultural Student Center.

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!


Untitled Mini Service Day – March 25 | 2-5PM!

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 leader@georgiasouthern.edu or stopping by the office!


5k Run/Walk & Spring Fling!park, shoes, jogger

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: jpbpto@gmail.com

http://goo.gl/forms/g1hZv2aMDz


19919967951_5fdcc8a8be_zArts Fest Volunteers

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.

Volunteer Here


Colorful books on shelfHelen 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.
http://goo.gl/forms/g1hZv2aMDz


 

Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

Great view of the New York City (NYC) skyline with a few high buildings and sun in the background.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.

Free stock photo of nature, forest, waterfall, jungleDuring 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.callan@isvolunteers.org for more information.


Interested in Event Planning?

Are you interested in Event Planning?  The Eagle Event Team could be a good fit for you!  You will be able to gain experience in marketing, IT, event planning, sales, guest relations, and more!  If you are interested, apply today at http://goo.gl/XtBqXP.
Questions?  Please contact Stephanie Neal at smaneal@georgiasouthern.edu

 


Weekly 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.  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!

Monday

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*

 

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

2:30-4:30 p.m. Westwood Nursing Home

12:30-2:30 p.m. Statesboro Food Bank

Thursday

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*

Friday

1:00-3:00 p.m. Statesboro Food Bank

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Restore

Saturday

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


For questions about weekly trips contact 

leader@georgiasouthern.edu 

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

Volunteer Tutors Needed

Do you want an amazing opportunity to work with local students and help them achieve? Working with the Bulloch County ESOL program will allow you to work one-on-one with a student who has learned English as a second language. You will help them  navigate through their coursework and give them the confidence they need to succeed. You can work with students of all ages and your help will make all the difference to these students. If interested, please contact community liaison, Brooke Bressler, at esolgsu@gmail.com.

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.

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.
Some of our festivals include Taste of Downtown, Ag Night Out, Scare on the Square, Holiday Celebration and Spring into Statesboro.

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 (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 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 mecawilliams@georgiasouthern.edu 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 (brad-field@georgiasouthern.edu) 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 athreatte@georgiasouthern.edu.

 

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 aspcommintyliaison@gmail.com 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 aspcommunityliaison@gmail.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 brenda.eason@gentiva.com

 

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 lejenaej@strl.info

Last updated: 2/10/2016

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