The GIVE Center

 

 

 

     


835k

Hours


$20.9M

Impact


21k

Volunteers


Mission Statement

The GIVE Center serves to engage individuals in experiences which not only "prepare a student for a career but for life as a citizen." We will achieve this by inspiring individuals, one at a time, to leave their legacy through volunteerism, leadership and collaboration.

How The GIVE Center came to be

The GIVE Center was started in the fall of 1997 by Kendall M. Stiles with the help of a student, Kate Van Cantfort. These two recognized the desire of many Georgia College students to volunteer in their community and subsequently created The GIVE Center with volunteer opportunities being doled out of a single red basket. In four short years, The GIVE Center had grown into several offices and over fifteen student coordinated programs. From that point, the Center grew exponentially. Now, 20 years later, The GIVE Center has two fulltime professional staff members, over twenty student workers, thirty service organizations, and work with 2,000 students every year.

Certified to Serve

Students who are interested in volunteering in the Milledgeville Baldwin County community will need to become Certified to Serve. This process involves a volunteer orientation on the community, information regarding the possible community partners that you can work with, rights and responsibilities of a volunteer and the do's and don'ts of serving in the community. When you become Certified to Serve, you will also complete a criminal history check, as well as a volunteer placement phone call or interview. This will ensure that students wishing to serve the Milledgeville Baldwin community are properly placed in order to enter into a mutually beneficial relationship with a community partner. To become Certified to Serve, please visit The GIVE Center on the 1st floor of Maxwell Student Union. Please know your social security number and bring an official government ID (no Bobcat cards).

 


GIVE Pulse

GivePulse is a platform that is used for finding volunteer opportunities in your community and recording the impact you are having on this community. Their mission is to enable everyone to engage and be active in the community.

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iVolunteer

iVolunteer is the GIVE center's primary means of organizing volunteers.  iVolunteer notifies you of different volunteer opportunities, seminars, and events going on in the volunteer/service communities.  Get started today!

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Big Events

Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon (DM) is a 12-hour lock-in benefitting the Children's Miracle Network Hospital of Macon. It's hosted by Georgia College Miracle which is is the largest fundraiser on Georgia College's campus, raising money year-round for the Children's Hospital.

Potato Drop

Potato Drop is an awareness project that feeds roughly 130,000 people in the local community. We have 40,000 pounds of potatoes dropped on campus and volunteers will help process, bag and load potatoes for community partners.

                                                  

Kendall Stiles                                                                    Kristy Johnson                       
Senior Director                                                                  Assistant Director
Community Engagement & Service                                  Community Engagement & Service
kendall.stiles@gcsu.edu                                                   kristy.johnson@gcsu.edu
             

                                            

Contact Us

Georgia College Campus
Box 100 Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: 478-445-5700  | Fax: 478-445-7358