Volunteer Opportunities

For more information on the following opportunities visit the Career Services Office at Powell Hall West, 2nd Floor.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mon. - Thurs.; 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fri.

211 of South Central Georgia - Volunteer Matching Service

Students may dial 2-1-1 (just like 4-1-1 or 9-1-1) to receive up-to-date information on volunteer opportunities. 2-1-1 is a free call but may not work from some business phones and it will not work yet from cell phones. The direct number to call for those where 2-1-1 doesn't work is, 247-8485. If students needs a toll-free number they may use 1-877-211-2230. More information on the local 2-1-1 office may be found at www.211scg.org.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is an international grassroots movement. A network of volunteer groups does much of its work. Join Amnesty International’s efforts to release prisoners of conscience, to focus on targeted country campaigns or to work on other human rights issues such as torture refugees, and the death penalty. Groups are also involved with outreach and media work in their communities, constantly seeking to increase the visibility of Amnesty International’s human rights message. Peruse the website at: www.amnestyusa.org.

Equal Opportunity Programs –Valdosta State University

Telephone: (229) 333-5463

–Mentoring/tutoring to Valdosta State University students.

The humane society of valdosta/lowndes county

Ms. Cheryl Hatcher, Volunteer Coordinator

Telephone: (229) 247-3266

Web Address: www.humanesocietyofvaldosta.org

–Volunteers bring awareness to the Valdosta community of problems that face the animal population, help eliminate pet overpopulation and animal abuse, and commit to making happier, healthier pets.

JUBILEE PARTNERS

Jubilee Partners is a Christian service community in rural northeast Georgia. Its primary on-site ministry is the Refugee Program where staff welcomes and hosts refugees. Refugees study English, get acquainted with their new country, rest, play, regain their health, and begin their new lives in an environment of love and support. Visit the website at www.jubileepartners.org for more information.

Kid’s Chance, Inc.

Cheryl Oelhafen, Executive Director

Telephone: (229) 244-0153

Web Address: www.kidschance.org

–Agency offers educational scholarships for children of Georgia’s seriously injured workers.

Lowndes County Health Services, Inc.

Heritage House Nursing Home

2501 North Ashley Street                                  

Telephone: (229) 244-7368                          

Lakenhaven Nursing Home

410 Northside Drive   

Telephone: (229) 242-7368 

Hollyhill/Crestwood Nursing Home

415 Pendleton Drive

Telephone: (229) 244-6968/242-6868

–See Activity Coordinator at each individual nursing home   

The Methodist Home For Children and Youth

Amy Brogdon, Campus Life Coordinator

Telephone: (229) 247-5100

–Provides residential treatment services to physically and emotionally abused children aged 6-18 in a cottage setting.

Peace Corps

Become more marketable and start a new career when you return home from a two-years assignment with the Peace Corps. Peace Corps service lasts a lifetime! A three-months training period prepares you for service assignments and helps integrate you into the new overseas community. Regular training sessions and workshops are provided to help you accomplish your job. For more information, please visit www.peacecorps.gov.     

South Georgia Medical Center   

Suzzanne Taylor, Director of Volunteer Services

Telephone: (229) 259-4410 or 259-4413

–Give from the heart –help others by giving of yourself at local medical facility. All majors welcomed especially pre-med.

United Hospice

Tonya Dorris, Coordinator

Telephone: (229) 242-1187

–Work with the terminally ill. Must go through training session.