University Volunteer Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Augusta University values its community relationships and encourages faculty, staff and students to engage in community volunteerism. The Community Service Committee of the Augusta University Senate seeks to identify events and provide a current calendar of volunteer opportunities. However, these events are not eligible for student service hours. If you would like to add an opportunity to the calendar, please click on the submission form link.


SOCIAL SERVICE

Saturday Sacks
Every Friday
Location: Martinez Elementary
Needs: Food donations
Contact: Fran Sunderland, fsunderl@gru.edu 706-737-1873

3rd Saturday Outreach
Third Saturday of each month
Location: Mosaic UMC
Registration Link: mosaicumc.org/promotion/third-saturday/

Ronald McDonald House
Ongoing
Location: Varies
Registration Link: rmhcaugusta.org
Contact: Kristin Gordon, 706-724-5901

Golden Harvest Food Bank
Ongoing
Location: Varies
Registration Link: https://goldenharvest.org/volunteer/opportunities/


HEALTH

Columbia County Free Clinic
Ongoing, Saturdays
Needs: The Columbia County Free Clinic is looking for an EKG technician, a dental technician or dental hygienist as well as nurses to donate their services on the first Saturday of each month.
Contact: Chastan Owens, 706-721-2224


TUTORING

Volunteer Tutoring
Ongoing
Location: Martinez Elementary
Contact: Fran Sunderland, fsunderl@gru.edu 706-737-1873


OTHER

Augusta Choral Society
Ongoing
Location: Augusta Choral Society
Needs: New members always welcome; auditions ongoing
Link: augustacs.org
Contact: Carolyn Dolen, info@augustacs.org,  706-826-4713

Phinizy Center for Water Sciences: Halloween family camping night
Saturday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m.
Location: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Needs: Volunteers will help set up event, build campfire, hand out pumpkis, be in the back of night hikes for safety and monitor children’s activities. This is an overnight family camping event. All volunteers are allowed to bring a tent and camp for free.
Link: http://phinizycenter.org/event/halloween-family-camping-night/
Contact: Gina Lusignan, 706-396-1426

Augusta Canal Find Your Park Festival
Saturday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m.
Location: Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
Needs: All types of duties
Link: augustacanal.com/events
Contact: Julianna Shurtleff

Phinizy Center for Water Sciences: Swamp Trek
Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m.
Location: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Needs: Volunteers will help with nature walks, crafts and activities. Kids will be grades 3-8. Volunteers need to have an interest in education and science.
Link: http://phinizycenter.org/event/swamp-treks/2016-11-19/
Contact: Gina Lusignan, 706-396-1426

 

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