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Weekly Volunteer Trips

Looking for Ways to Serve?  

Take a trip and make a difference!

Weekly volunteer trips leave from the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement (Russell Union Room 1056) and serve a variety of community agencies. Weekly trip opportunities include children’s after school recreation, tutoring, and gardening programs, home construction, nursing homes, and farmer’s markets. Transportation is provided and each trip is lead by an experienced student volunteer. Join other Georgia Southern students, connect with the broader community, and learn about important local issues.


What you need to know to sign up for a volunteer trip…

Each week, you will have an opportunity to sign up for trips in the OLCE from Monday at 8:00 a.m. until the time that trip leaves. For Saturday trips, you have from Monday at 8:00 a.m. to Friday at 5:00 p.m. to come by the office and sign up. Note: You can only sign up for trips one week at a time! Weekly volunteer trips are open only to participants that sign up through our office and use office transportation due to limited service available at the agencies. Please do not drive yourself. If you would like to set up individual times to volunteer with a particular agency, or you have questions regarding the trips, please contact our office at leader@georgiasouthern.edu

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.


Spring 2017 Weekly Trips

Cone Homes (After School Program)

Mondays from 3:00-5:15 

Weekly Trip Volunteers should come ready to interact with the children, provide homework help, and carry out planned activities. The program hosts ten to fifteen children, grades K-8, on any given day. These kids are energetic, personable, intelligent, and looking for mentors. We want our volunteers to leave the program with rewarding experiences that will carry them throughout their time at Georgia Southern and beyond.

*Approved background check and application required for all After School Programs


After School Program – Mill Creek Elementary School

Tuesdays 3:45 – 5:30 p.m.

After School Program – Julia P. Elementary School

Thursdays 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Volunteers assist with activities involving but not limited to, gym time, playground time, computer lab, and club activities. Don’t forget knee length shorts, appropriate t-shirts, closed toed shoes, and a smile. The kids will love to see you!

After School Garden Program

Thursdays 3:30-5:15 p.m.

Come and work with elementary school students as they learn about nutrition, science, nature, and sustainability in school garden plots. The majority of acitivites are outside and involve planting, harvesting, games, and interactive lessons.

*Approved background check and application required for all After School Programs


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

Heritage Inn Health & Rehabilitation Home

Mondays – 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Westwood and Heritage Inn are residential programs offering both long-term and short-term care. They provide an opportunity for volunteers to cultivate meaningful relationships within the Statesboro community. Volunteers assist with a variety of group activities and interact on a one-on-one basis with residents. Activities include games, arts & crafts, music, reading, and conversing/listening.


Statesboro Food Bank
Wednesdays – 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Fridays –  9:45-12:15 p.m.
Assist the Food Bank with sorting incoming donations and distributing food.


Habitat For Humanity 

Fridays – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ReStore

Saturdays – 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Construction (while homes are in progress)

The Habitat ReStore is a thrift store that supports Habitat for Humanity. All sales go towards building new houses for families in Bulloch County.  Most work includes organizing donations, donation pick ups, facility repair and fundraising.  While construction is underway, Saturday trips go to construction sites. If there are no active construction sites, we go to the ReStore. Come be a part of the Habitat family!

 

We are looking for one student to lead volunteers to serve at Habitat for Humanity Construction for the remainder of the Spring 2017 semester!

Please email Paige Dixon (paige-dixon@georgiasouthern.edu) if you are interested in leading the trip.


Weekly Trips Schedule

Check the calendar regularly for updates (see below)

 

 

 

Last updated: 3/29/2017

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