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Volunteer and Track Hours

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Here you can find a list of community partners that would love to have Georgia Southern students volunteer with them.

How to apply for a Background Check

Georgia Southern students may request a background check through Human Resources. Many local organizations require background checks for volunteers. Please follow the instructions below to request yours! (Please note, these background checks are only available for students.)

1) To request a background check application, click here.
2) Enter the e-mail address that you check most frequently.
3) Enter your full name. If you do not have a middle name, please type “no middle name.”
4) You will receive an email in approximately 24 hours that will provide submission instructions for the background investigation from Accurate, the authorized background investigation vendor for the University System of Georgia. Be aware that this link is only available for 10 days.
5) You will receive a confirmation email once your background check is complete within 5-7 business days. You may access your background check by logging back into your account with Accurate. If the background check is not available, please contact Human Resources at (912) 478-6947

How to Log Your Volunteer Hours

Not everything you submit will be approved. Please review the Guidelines for information on what can and cannot be counted as volunteer hours.

Step 1: Log into your Georgia Southern account at my.georgiasouthern.edu.
Step 2: In the middle column under “Campus Life” select “MyInvolvement”.
Step 3: Navigate to “Organization” in the header menu and then search for and join the organization where you wish to log your hours. *If you are logging service hours and are not completing them for a specific organization, search for and join the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement. This ensures that your hours will be reviewed and approved.* Once joined proceed to Step 4.
Step 4: At the very top of your page click the top right icon and in the drop down list select “Service Hours”.
Step 5: Click the +Add Service Hours icon and select the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement as your organization.
 Step 6: Follow the steps on the “Add Service Hours” page to properly request credit for your service hours. You MUST provide at least a one-sentence description of your service activities, as well as a verification contact, or your hours will be denied and you will be asked to resubmit them. Review the guidelines listed at the top of this page for further clarification.

Last updated: 11/11/2019