Serve912 is our 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).
Don’t forget to log your hours in Eagle Engage after you volunteer!*
*New for fall 2021 – students who participate in a Serve912 weekly trip (see below) will automatically be granted service hours in Eagle Engage!
Serve912 Weekly Trips
Serve912 Trips for Fall will run August 23rd – November 12th. Be sure to check out our newsletter for additional ways to serve.
Click the image above to sign-up for one of our Serve912 weekly trips!
COVID-19 UPDATE: Fall 2021 – Serve912 weekly trips will resume utilizing University transportation. Students are encouraged, but not required, to utilize face coverings while in transit to and from your site. Additionally, some volunteer sites may require the use of a face mask or covering while volunteering. If you do not wish to comply with agency policies regarding the use of face coverings while volunteering, please do not sign-up. If you feel unwell prior to volunteering, or if you have a known exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please cancel your sign-up and follow the proper guidelines for testing, reporting, and/or self-quarantining as necessary.
Statesboro Serve912 Trips
Serve912 is excited to offer the following trip schedule for Statesboro Campus students. Weekly trips will run from August 23rd – November 19th. Students will meet in the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement (Russell Union Room 1056) 15 minutes prior to their trip. 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.
Armstrong Serve912 Trips
Serve912 is excited to offer the schedule of the following trips for Armstrong Campus students. Weekly trips will run the week of August 30th – November 19th.
Our Fall 2021 Serve912 Trip partners are Senior Citizen’s Inc and Coastal Pet Rescue.
Armstrong Serve912 trip teams will meet up at University Court at least 15 minutes early. This is located on the main floor of the Memorial College Center (MCC) nearby Starbucks. 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: 10/19/2021