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SERVE912

Serve912 is Georgia Southern’s local service initiative. We engage with the community year-round through regularly scheduled volunteer trips, ongoing community service activities (like Sculpt-It! Canned Food Drive and Holiday Helper Tree), and meeting local needs as part of the Director’s Immediate Response Team (DIRT).

Serve912 Weekly Trips

Serve912 Trips for Fall 2022 will begin the week of August 22nd!

Serve912 Weekly Trips provide students with weekly opportunities to volunteer. Transportation is provided – all you need to do is sign-up and show up! Students sign up on a week-to-week basis so you can try different trips or take a week off if you need to!

Click on your campus below to view the trip schedule for this semester, and to sign up for a trip!

Serve912 is excited to offer the following trip schedule for Statesboro Campus students. Students will meet in the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement (Russell Union Room 1056) 15 minutes prior to their trip start time. Students should be dressed in clothes they do not mind getting dirty, closed toed shoes, and have a mask and/or face covering with them, as it may be required by the volunteer site.

Serve912 is excited to offer the following trip schedule for Armstrong Campus students. Armstrong Serve912 trip teams will meet up at the Student Union Staircase at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the trip. This is located on the main floor of the Student Union nearby the Perk. Students should be dressed in clothes they do not mind getting dirty, closed-toed shoes, and have a mask and/or face covering with them.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Be sure to check out our #GoLead newsletter for additional ways to serve.

We have dozens of local organizations that NEED YOUR HELP! You can explore our Community Partner’s Page to see organizations with ongoing opportunities to volunteer. These are great for groups or individuals, and you can participate as few or as many times as you would like. All of the information you should need is available on the page linked above.

Don’t forget to log your hours in Eagle Engage after you volunteer!*

Community Liaisons

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/or 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 receiving DIRT alerts or who would like more information should contact leader@georgiasouthern.edu.

Join the DIRT Team today by texting @DIRTDIRE to 81010!

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!

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 donating graft wrapping supplies to help Holiday Helper Tree Partners wrap the gifts before delivering them.

Starting in Fall 2020, the Holiday Helper Tree became virtual. To learn more or to visit the virtual tree and pull a tag, click the button below!

Last updated: 4/29/2022