Resources to support your service
We are here to support you with a variety of resources including 1:1 consultations to help you find service opportunities, group training workshops, and more. How can we support you?
I would like to volunteer in the community, need service hours for a class, or my organization requires volunteer hours, what opportunities exist?
There are a variety of service hour opportunities for you including one day special events, monthly opportunities, or sustained volunteering with a non-profit. All of these opportunities are listed through the GivePulse student portal. Students use their Unify credentials to login, view, and register for opportunities
- Special Events: Many organizations will reach out to us to ask about recruiting volunteers for a special one day event.
- Monthly Opportunities: We encourage you to join us for Service Saturdays during the semester to explore and connect with new organizations
- Sustained Volunteering: Non-profits in the community rely on the support of regular volunteers - including after school programs, helping at the animal shelter, and more.
1:1 and Group Service Consultations
Can I talk to someone to help me explore specific opportunities in the community? Are there projects and service opportunities for a group of students to do together?
We provide consultations to discuss volunteer options for you as an individual. We will help to explore your interests, academic goals, career aspirations and align with community needs to find the opportunities best suited for you. Additionally, we can help to explore and identify opportunities for larger groups to do together.
I am interested in joining a student service organization, what groups are currently exist?
Joining a student service organization is a great way to meet peers with similar interests, build your network outside the university, and practice your leadership. Students in service organizations attend organization-specific meetings, interact with local community leaders, volunteer at a non-profit or NGO, or facilitate fundraising and philanthropy events.
You can learn more about all student organizations and explore upcoming events through the GC Connect Portal.
Our most active student service organizations include:
- GC Miracle
- Gamma Beta Phi
- Gamma Sigma Sigma
- Miss Amazing
- Non Profit Leadership Student Association
- Shelter Buddies
- Young Life
Start a Service Organization
I am interested in starting a student service organization, where do I begin?
If no group or organization exists that reflects your interest, we will help you create one! You don't have to figure this out along. There are many people and resources to help you get started.
A non-profit organization has asked me to get a background check before I can volunteer, can you help me with that?
The Public Safety Office provides background checks for the general public and university community. Students receive a discounted background check rate of $5 for processing. For more information call 478-445-4054.
Visit the Public Safety Office to initiate your background check at 301 W. Montgomery Street during regular business hours. Please bring the following:
- A valid government issued photo ID,
- Bobcat Card
- Form of payment
I need some resource for a project, do you have items I can borrow or use?
We have a variety of supplies and a full resource room at your disposal! Visit our office on the first floor of the Maxwell Student Union.
Some resources include:
- Free printing to advertise service events
- Materials for sheet signs
- Service event supplies
- Items to rent for free for service projects - wagons, shovels, gloves, etc
- Two meeting rooms to reserve for student groups
Support for you
Apply for scholarships to support you during your academic career. There are a variety of scholarships that can cover books, tuition, undergraduate research projects, travel for conferences, study abroad opportunities, and more.
Returning students can apply through the general scholarship application through unify. The application opens annually in January.
The National Scholarships Office at Georgia College assists exceptional Georgia College students and alumni in applying for nationally and internationally competitive scholarships and fellowships that support study, research, and work experiences in the US or abroad. Visit the National Scholarships Office for more information and to schedule a conversation.
Support for Your Organization
Student Government Association (SGA) can provide SABC funding for your student organization. The application opens every April for funding for the following academic year. The SABC funding application is available on GC Connect.
Track Service Hours
We utilize GivePulse to list and manage volunteer opportunities in the community. Students can track their service hours and donations to build their impact portfolio to download anytime!
Every GCSU student has a GivePulse account linked to their Unify credentials.