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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 and complete the form.

2) You will receive an email in approximately 24 hours that will provide submission instructions for the background investigation through Sterling Talent Solutions, the authorized background investigation vendor for the University System of Georgia. (sender address is DoNotReply@talentwise.com) Be aware that this link will expire in 5 days.

3) Within one week, you will receive a 2nd email with a link to your background checkIf you do not receive the second email within a week and a half, log back into Sterling solutions, and your background check should be available through their website.   If the background check is not available, please contact Human Resources at (912) 478-5468. 

 

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: 2/1/2019