Serve912 volunteer trips leave from the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement (located in Russell Union 1056) and serve a variety of community agencies. These trips are meant to give you a taste of what it’s like to serve various agencies. Our goal for these trips is for you to try a few until you find one that fits you, then start serving there on your own! Volunteer opportunities include children’s after school recreation, tutoring, gardening programs, home construction, nursing homes, and farmer’s markets. Transportation is provided and each trip is led by an experienced student volunteer. Join other Georgia Southern students, connect with the broader community, and learn about important local issues! Sign up for a trip by clicking the link on our newsletter.
The Serve912 Rideshare allows students to meet up and ride together to specific volunteer locations. When community organizations need help, Serve912 Rideshare groups can meet at the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement in order to carpool to the site together. Rideshare opportunities will be posted on the sign outside of our office and under SERVE912 trips here on our newsletter.
Community Liaisons are placed at local organizations to bridge the gap between the Statesboro Community and Georgia Southern University by recruiting volunteers, managing programs, initiating projects, and assisting with other needs. We have a community liaison at 13 local organizations! If you want to get involved as a volunteer at any of their agencies, you can contact them here.
Director’s Immediate Response Team (DIRT)
The Director’s Immediate Response Team – DIRT- is a team of Georgia Southern students ready to address one-time, labor-intensive, and urgent projects in the community (such as painting, re-organizing, and sudden needs for repair). The DIRT volunteer list is open to all Georgia Southern students. Students interested in volunteering with D.I.R.T. or who would like more information should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the DIRT Team!
Step Into Statesboro
Step Into Statesboro is an annual fall event designed to introduce new and returning students to the downtown Statesboro area, its history, and community service opportunities. The day begins with an introduction to your tour group and a brief overview of Statesboro history. You will then head to one of Statesboro’s historic parks to meet long time residents and hear real stories from our history! The day continues with a scavenger hunt of important sites in downtown Statesboro, and concludes with lunch and reflection at the Soup Kitchen. We want you to leave feeling excited about being a part of the Statesboro community! Sign up here!
4:00 on the 4th Friday
EVERY Fourth Friday of the month at 4pm, students can come to the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement (located in Russell Union 1056) to work on a fun project that will serve our community! Past activities have included creating door decorations for area nursing homes, writing letters to thank our veterans, and putting together care packages for people in need. Come for a fun time and free snacks!
Holiday Helper Tree
The Holiday Helper Tree is a Georgia Southern tradition! Each November, the event kicks-off with the lighting of the tree, and students, faculty, and staff pull tags off of it. Each tag represents someone in our community who needs a gift, and may not receive anything without our help. You can get involved by giving a gift –
just pull a tag from the tree! You can pull as many tags as you would like, or your organization can choose to adopt one of the families on the tree. You can also help by volunteering to staff the Tree: Volunteers are needed to check out the tags being pulled from the Holiday Helper Tree. The office is looking for volunteers to work this table from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., when the tree is open. Volunteers can sign up at the front desk in the office. Another way to participate is to donate directly to one of our partners agencies to help with any tags that are not claimed. Stop by the office to be connected with one of our partner agencies.
Last updated: 9/29/2017
Office of Leadership and Community Engagement • PO Box 8114 • (912) 478-1435 • email@example.com