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Serve912 is our local service initiative. We engage with the community year-round through regularly scheduled volunteer trips, ongoing community service activities, and meeting local needs as part of the Director’s Immediate Response Team (DIRT). Get involved by clicking the link above or the options below!
Don’t forget to log your hours after you volunteer! Click here for a step-by-step guide to logging your hours.
Service Trips in Statesboro – For Spring 2021, we have resumed weekly trips. Details here.
Serve912 offers meetup-style* volunteer trips that serve a variety of community agencies. Click here to see the trip schedule! 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! Each trip is led by an experienced student volunteer who will meet you at the trip agency. *Please note that at this time, volunteers must provide their own transportation for trips, and masks are required.
Service Trips in Savannah
Serve912 volunteer trips in Savannah leave from University Court (downstairs MCC of Starbucks) 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! Transportation is provided by the Office of Leadership & Community Engagement. Join other Georgia Southern students, connect with the broader community, and learn about important local issues! Click here for details!
Weekly Volunteer Opportunities
We have dozens of local organizations that NEED YOUR HELP! You can click here to see ongoing volunteer opportunities. 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 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 simply 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 volunteering to staff the Tree. Click here to learn more!
Last updated: 1/22/2021