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Let us BUILD for you!

What is BUILD?

BUILD is an opportunity for community partners to utilize the skills, expertise, and manual labor of incoming Georgia Southern freshman students who want to serve their new community.  This experience provides an opportunity for community partners to develop a new volunteer base, while getting some volunteer intensive projects completed.

What are some examples of previous BUILD projects?

BUILD students have assisted in landscaping, cleaned and painted rooms, cleaned out storage facilities, interacted with senior citizens, helped teachers prepare their classroom for the year, sorted through donations to non-profit facilities, cleared vacant lots, etc. The possibilities are endless. Talk with us about any ideas you have to see if they would be suitable for BUILD.

Why be a BUILD site?

If you have a project you would like to see completed but don’t have the time or volunteers, then you should be a BUILD site. This yearly program provides service to community partners in need of completion of a labor intensive project.

How many hours of work do students complete during BUILD and does the agency have to keep record of the hours?

All students will complete a minimum of 22 service hours during the course of the week. Students will switch BUILD sites in the afternoon so multiple community partners can be served. The office will transport students to and from the site and also log their hours.

How many students will work with us for BUILD?

There could be as little as 6 or as a many as 10 BUILDers at your site. The amount of work you need completed will dictate the number of students and how many days students volunteer at your site. BUILD takes place the last two weeks of July. However, not every site will need students both weeks, nor every day during the week. The office works with you to determine how many students and when students will arrive at your worksite. Students work a morning and afternoon shift Monday through Wednesday, and a morning shift only on Thursday. Morning shifts are 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. with afternoon shifts from 1-3:30 p.m.

What is my responsibility as a BUILD site?

We will provide the labor, but you must provide the materials. In addition, if you want students to assist in building developments (e.g. putting up a wall, building a ramp, etc.) then there must be a foreman or expert on site to provide instructions for the project.

How do I sign-up to be a BUILD site?

Send an email to Urkovia Andrews at or call the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement at 912-478-1435.

Last updated: 9/29/2016