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Be sure to read the position description and requirements carefully.  Volunteer hours will be kept on a timesheet provided by the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning.  

Civically engaged students serve as strong candidates for post graduation professional opportunities and graduate school admission.  Not only will volunteering assist you professionally but also personally, as you can develop interpersonal skills that assist you in becoming productive citizens of society.

You can also visit Volunteer Services in the Career Services office for additional volunteer opportunities.  These service hours may be added to your Co-Curricular Transcript through Bronco Advantage.

What is a Co-Curricular Transcript?

A co-curricular transcript is an official record of leadership accomplishments, involvement in student organizations, community service activities, and professional/education development programs.  It is designed as a means of recognizing "out of class" learning, development, and contributions.  Official copies of the Co-Curricular Transcript can be used to supplement resumes and academic transcripts when applying to graduate/professional schools and prospective employers.

Please contact the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning at 672-2460 or come by our office located in the Bronco Square, Suite 100 if you are interested in any of the following service opportunities.

Project #521:  Murchison Road Farmer's Market
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with set up and clean up; assist the market manager with a variety of duties; assist the vendors and customers; pack deliveries; and other tasks related to the market e.g. promotion, social media, signage, & educational components.
  • Dates and Times:  Wednesdays beginning May 28, 2014 to September 24, 2014 9:00am to 3:00pm (market hours 10:00am to 2:00pm.)
  • Other information:
    • Volunteers must dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes.  FSU attire preferred.
Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Project #410:  General Museum Assistance
  • Volunteers will:  Assist in three vital areas which consist of door greeter, front desk, and gallery security.
  • Dates and Times:  Varies based on Museum hours  - Tuesday through Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
American Heart Association
Project #506:  2014 Heart Walk
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with various aspects of the event such as set up of site; signage; balloons; parking; greeting walk participants; handing out programs; assist with traffic flow; assist with tent sponsors; registration; accounting; starting line; hydration stations; 1st aid stations; photography; route marshals; food tent; and clean up.
  • Dates and Times:  Saturday, October 11, 2014 6:30am to 2:00pm
American Red Cross - Highlands
 Project #119:  Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteer
  • Volunteers will:  Be on call to help do case work with families who have suffered disaster.  Most local disasters are house fires.  Students would assist with paperwork and Red Cross Assistance with emergency needs of food, clothing, and housing.
  • Date and Time:  Most evenings from 5:00pm to 8:00 am the next morning
  • Other information:  Background check is required.  Training is required and provided by Red Cross free of charge.
Project #120:  Community Outreach Events
  • Volunteers will:  Attend community events promoting who we are, where we are, and what we do in our Armed Forces Department, Disaster Department, and Health and Safety Department and Recreation Department.
  • Date and Time:  Varies
  • Other information:  Individuals comfortable with meeting new people are wanted.
Project #214:  Administrative Support
  • Volunteers will:  Perform duties as front desk receptionist/administrative assistant
  • Dates and Times:  Monday-Friday 1:00pm to 5:00pm 12-15 hours per week
  • Other information:  Telephone etiquette, basic computer skills, people skills are preferred
Project #293:  Dorm Storm - ARC Disaster Preparedness Information
  • Volunteers will:  Assist the American Red Cross-Highlands Chapter in a "Dorm Storm" of Disaster Preparedness Information.
  • Dates and Times:  TBD based on student availability and Residence Life
Army Community Service - Exceptional Family Member Program
Project #426:  Tutoring K-8 with Special Needs
  • Volunteers will:  Assist in providing tutoring services to families who have children (grades K-8) with special education needs and a current IEP in the school environment. 
  • Days and Times:  One session each week for 1.5 hours, with 10-12 sessions offered each semester.  A semester long commitment is required. 
  • Other information: 
    • Education majors are preferred
    • Orientation will be required
Better Health of Cumberland County
Project #532:  Red Apple Run for Diabetes
  • Volunteers will:  Assist in a variety ways to include but not limited to set up and clean up. 
  • Date and Time:  Saturday, November 22nd from 7:00am to 10:30.  Assistance may be needed to assemble registration packets on Friday, November 21st.
 
Bolton Senior/Youth Center
**Service Opportunity is located in Bladen County**
Project #191:  Bolton Senior/Youth Center Assistant
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with programs in an office setting.  Students may also assist with the multiple programs that the Center offers such as the Safe Haven After school Program, Senior programs, WIC, and GED programs.
  • Dates and Times:
    • Safe Haven After school program:  September - June Monday - Friday 3:00pm to 6:00pm
    • Senior Programs:  Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
    • WIC:  Tuesdays 1:00pm to 5:00pm
    • GED:  Tuesday and Thursday 5:00pm and 9:00pm
Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland County
Project #134:  BGC of CC After school Program
  • Volunteers will:  Assist program leaders with national programs, mentoring and tutoring.
  • Dates and Times:  Monday-Friday 2:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Other information: 
    • Student volunteers must complete a volunteer application and background check.
    • Student volunteers must be 21 or older.
Project #269:  Power Hour (Rochester Unit)
  • Volunteers will:  Provide one-on-one homework assistance in areas such as reading comprehension and math to school-aged children. 
  • Dates and Times:  Monday - Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • Other information: 
    • Student volunteers must complete a volunteer application and background check.
    •  Student volunteers must be 21 or older.
Project #386:  Power Hour (Cumberland Road Unit)
  • Volunteers will:   Assist Boys and Girls Club youth with their homework during Power Hour.
  • Days and Times:  Monday-Thursday 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Other infomation:
    • Must have a current background check and complete a volunteer application.
    • Must be 21 years old or older.
Project:  557:  Smart Girls Program Assistance
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with implementing the Boys and Girls Club Smart Girls Program.  The program is only for girls ages 8 and up.  The Smart Girls program has a manual/guide for volunteers to work through which focuses on a variety of character development topics including prevention of bullying, self-esteem, leadership, etc.
  • Days and Times:  Every other Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Other information:
    • Must be 21 years or older.
    • Must have a current background check and complete a volunteer application.
The Collaborative Institute for Interprofessional Educational Practice
Project #484:  HRSA Grant Project
  • Project info:  To provide holistic biopsychosocial services to military families through counseling, supportive groups, relaxation exercises, complementary and alternative medicine, health education, and coordination of referrals.  It offers clinical training for graduate and undergraduate students majoring in nursing, social work, and psychology.
  • Volunteers will:  Assist in a variety ways to include clerical assistance such as organizing medical records; completing assessments on new and returning clients and patient triaging; prepping and sanitizing therapy rooms; and assisting in the familiy room utilized for childcare.
  • Days and Times:  Tuesdays and Wednesday 9:00am to 8:00pm.  Students may sign up for shifts based on their availability.
Cumberland County Action Program - Head Start
Project #137:  Head Start
  • Volunteers will:  Assist in the Head Start classrooms.  Head Start is a comprehensive child development program which serves children from ages 0 to 5 years and their families.  It is a child-focused program and has the overall goal of increasing the social competence of young children in low income families.
  • Dates and Times:  August - June Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Other information:  Students must have a criminal background qualifying letter from the NCDCD and a TB test.  Head Start has 57 classrooms.
Cumberland County CommuniCare Inc.
Project #164:  Teens Making a Change
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with the peer leadership program geared to assisting youth in developing their leadership among their peer group and as youth advocates in the schools and community.  Sessions cover topics such as abstinence, peer pressure, advocacy, community service and planning.  Groups are run by the youth.  Adults assist the process and discussion topics and help plan activities.
  • Dates and Times:  Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Saturday community service hours as planned.
  • Other information:  A volunteer application and criminal background check must be completed
Project #165:  Reclaiming Futures
  • Volunteers will:  Serve as mentors or natural leaders in the youth's life and be a positive role model to help build positive pro-social skills to develop their peer resistance skills and avoid using substances.
  • Dates and Times:  Open
  • Other information: 
    • Reclaiming Futures is the model used locally to provide comprehensive adolescent substance abuse treatment.  The primary population are youth involved in the juvenile court system.
    • A background check and volunteer application must be completed prior to starting service.
Cumberland County Dispute Resolution Center
Project #18:  Teen Court
  • Volunteers will:  Work with first time offenders from 11 years to 19 years
  • Date and time:  2nd and 4th Mondays of each month; 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Project #19:  Juvenile House Arrest
  • Volunteers will:  Monitor juveniles placed on House Arrest from court.
  • Date and Time:  Ongoing
  • Other information:
    • Will monitor juveniles throughout the day fro 30 to 60 days.
    • Must have a phone.
Project #462:  Court Intake
  • Volunteers will:  Be present at the front of the courtroom to receive cases for mediation.  The volunteer will also complete intake paperwork required for the case to be mediated.
  • Days and Times:  Mondays 8:30am to 12:00pm
Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
Project #561:  Engaging Our Community for a Better Future
  • Project Info:  The library is conducting a customer survey to gather community feedback about services and programs as a long range plan is developed.  Information from the surveys will be evaluated by library staff under the guidance of a consultant and will be compiled into a document that will guide library activities beginning in 2015 through 2020.  The survey is offered online and in paper form for people who do not have access to computers. 
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with transferring the information from the paper surveys to the digital survey via Survey Monkey.
  • Dates and Times:  Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.  October 20, 2014 through Ocotber 31, 2014
Department of Sports Medicine at FSU
Project #406:  FSU Sports Medicine Assistance
  • Volunteers will:  Gain a better understanding of orthopedic injuries and how to evaluate and assess and treat those injuries through providing assistance to the Sports Medicine Department.  The students will also use first aid skills in high stress situations.
  • Dates and Times:  Varies
Easter Seals UCP Dorothy Spainhour Center
Project #71:  Classroom Assistant
  • Volunteers will:  Spend time in the classroom interacting with the children and assisting teachers.
  • Dates and Times:  Varies
  • Other information:  Volunteers must sign a confidentiality waiver/agreement and complete 3 required forms for licensing status.
 E.O.P.T. Childcare and Preschool **Located in Raeford NC**
Project #364:  Early Childhood Education/Child Development
  • Volunteers will:  Assist staff in providing children age 6 weeks to 12 years a safe and secure environment, individualized attention and affection, teaching and practices that aid in the development of satisfying relationships, self-discipline, and a variety of multicultural experiences.
  • Dates and Times:  Organization  hours of operation are Monday - Friday 5:30am to 7:00pm
  • Volunteer requirements: 
    • Background check
    • Fingerprint card
    • Medical physical
    • TB Test
    • Completed volunteer application
Fascinate-U Children's Museum
Project #524:  Museum Art and Science Activity Assistance
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with hands-on scheduled science and art activities with pre-school and school-aged children.
  • Dates and Times (events occur at Fascinate-U unless otherwise noted): 
    • Tuesday, October 28th through Friday, October 31st 9:00am to 12:00pm - Pre-school Halloween Carnival
    • Tuesday, November 4th 9:30am to 12:30pm 2nd graders
    • Wednesday, November 5th 9:00am to 12:00pm and 12:45pm to 3:00pm at Harvest Prep Academy
    • Thursday, November 6th 9:00am to 11:00am 1st graders
    • Friday, November 7th 10:00am to 11:00am Pre-K
    • Saturday, November 8th 9:45am to 12:30pm - Girls Scouts
    • Wednesday, November 12th 9:15am to 11:00am and 12:15pm to 2:00pm at Flaming Sword Christian Academy
    • Friday, November 14th 3:45pm to 5:00pm at Brentwood Elementary
    • Saturday, November 15th 10:15am to 1:15pm Super Science Saturday
    • Thursday, November 20th 9:30am to 2:30pm at Vanstory Elementary
    • Friday, November 21st 11:30am to 2:30pm at Vanstory Elementary
    • Wednesday, November 25th 9:15am to 11:00am and 12:15pm to 2:00pm at Flaming Sword Christian Academy
    • Saturday, December 1st 9:45am to 12:30pm Girl Scouts
    • Saturday, December 13 7:00am to 11:30am Breakfast with Santa
    • Saturday, December 20th 10:45am to 1:15pm Super Science Saturday
Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum
Project #530:  General Museum Assistance
  • Volunteers will:  Assist in a variety duties within the museum.
  • Days and Times:  Museum hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday through Saturday. 
Fayetteville State University Planetarium
Project #361:  Planetarium Shows
  • Volunteers will:  Provide assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays to FSU faculty andstaff who visit the Planetarium during lunch time.  Volunteers are also needed to provide assistance with scheduled Planetarium shows to include:  directing visitors to available parking and to the Planetarium from the parking lot; collecting admissions fees and submitting them to the department office; and running the projector allowing the director to be among the visitors answering questions, pointing to constellations, planets, etc.
  • Dates and Times:  Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm 
  • Volunteer Requirements:  A 3-hour projector training is needed for those who volunteer to run the projector.
Fayetteville Urban Ministry
**Please note:  the following volunteer opportunities with FayettevilleUrban Ministry require a background check and completed volunteer application
Project #374:  Community Liaison Assistant
  • Volunteers will:  Assist FUM Community Liaison (CL) in developing, strengthening, and expanding FUM programs; perform general administrative duties to include filing, typing, receiving and making business phone calls, and organizing the physical work area; assist with recruitment, screening, training and interviewing of all current and prospective volunteers and associates of FUM; assist CL in conducting team building and communication trainings with FUM staff;
    assist the FUM Community Liaison (CL) in managing and facilitating all large FUM fundraisers (Mardi Gras, Duck Derby, Golf Tournament, Honor Card); assist with volunteer recruitment to include public speaking, workshops, and face to face contact; process andscreen prospective volunteers (job coaches, mentors, tutors, etc.); coordinate with local professionals, businesses, organizations and professional groups to provide funds, volunteers, materials, training, tours and other resources used to serve FUM's clients; assist in the planning and conducting In-service trainings for staff; assist the CL in managing FUM's web presence and electronic mass communications; maintain computer and written documentation of activities and services developing, typing, copying, and filing documents, including correspondence, newsletters, reports, program materials, funding applications, publicity, and others (serving as FUM's historian and marketing professional); make telephone calls as needed for FUM services and activities; mailing and email FUM materials to volunteers, youth participants, community partners, parent/guardians, donors, andfunding sources, etc; assist with marketing, publicizing andnetworking FAF/FUM programs; assist with program meetings and public speaking engagements; build strong relationships andopen communication with referring parties; provide support for daily operations for FAF/FUM services;network andassist other FUM programs when available; attend trainings, workshops, or conferences that strengthen attributes of profession or program; and assist in grant writing.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Volunteer Requirements:
    • Proficiency with phone etiquette
    • Basic Microsoft Office skills
    • Basic typing skills
    • File and organization skills
    • Creative thinking and strategic planning
Project #375:  Operations and Program Assistant
  • Volunteers will:  Assist the Director of Operations and Programs (DOP) in developing, strengthening, and expanding FUM programs; assist the DOP in the management and optimization of the annual FUM budget; perform general administrative duties to include filing, typing, receiving and making business phone calls, and organizingthe physical work area; assist with recruitment, screening, training, and interviewing of all current and prospective volunteers and associates of FUM; conduct team building andcommunication trainings with FUM staff; assist the DOP in developing professional written communications such as Public Service Announcements, marketing materials, policies, and protocols; assist in the maintenance of computer and written FUM records of activities and services; assist the DOP in overseeing the maintenance of the standards and policies set by outside agencies and entities; and other miscellaneousduties to coordinate with Fayetteville Urban Ministry Executive Director and FUM board.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Volunteer Requirements:
    • Proficiency with phone etiquette
    • Basic Microsoft Office skills
    • Basic typing skills
    • Filing and organizing skills; creative thinking and strategic planning
Project #376:  Find-A-Friend Program (FAF) Assistant
  • Volunteers will:  Assist FAF Programs Coordinator withadministration of the Find-A-Friend Program; compile monthly, quarterly, and annual reports about program activities, progress, and effectiveness for internal andexternal use; conduct interpersonal skills case management duties; assist in the development of workshop materials for group sessions with youth, parents and volunteers; assist in the facilitation of group sessions andtutoring with youth ages 7 to 18; assist in volunteer recruitment efforts; assist in volunteer training; prepare, type, copy and file documents, including correspondence, newsletters, reports, program materials, funding applications, publicity, and others as needed by FAF staff; answer telephone calls for FAF staff and handle messages to staff members; make telephone calls as needed for FAF services and activities; communicate electronically, verbally and manually with referring parties, youth, parents, volunteers, donors, other FUM staff, and others involved with FAF; maintain computer and written records of activities and services; assist in maintaining client records and confidentiality; assist with volunteer screening; and other duties as assigned by the Find-A-Friend Programs Coordinator.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Volunteer Requirements:
    • Proficiency with phone etiquette
    • Basic Microsoft Office skills
    • Basic typing skills
    • Filing and organization skills
    • Creative thinking and strategic planning
Project #377:  Adult Literacy Program Assistant
  • Program Information:  The Adult Literacy Program is one of the four programs of the FayettevilleUrban Ministry (FUM).  The ALP assists adults with low literacy levels in the areas of reading, writing, math, English, and basic computer skills.  The program serves 150-185 adult students each year.
  • Volunteers will:  Record all incoming documents and manage data entry using the LACES LitPro System; support the Literacy Team in the creation of excellent professional development materials for tutors and students; record all incoming documents and manage data entry using the LACES LitPro System; prioritize and manage a high volume of phone calls and emails; assist with the intake and assessment process for all incoming students; assist in developing; organizing and ensuring delivery of the ALP monthly email to tutors and the FUM staff to be sent out to their target list; support students, volunteers, and staff as needed; and attend occasional fundraising and publicity events on the weekends.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Volunteer Requirements: 
    • Attention to detail
    • Basic computer and typing skills
    • Customer Service
Project #493:  Serve Your City Day
  • Volunteers will:  Organize the food pantry; organize the clothing closet; and beautify the campus.
  • Date and Time:  Saturday, February 22, 2014 8:30am to 12:30pm
For the Love of Grandparents, Inc.
Project #200:  Website Development
  • Volunteers will:  Develop a new website for "For the Love of Grandparents, Inc."
  • Dates and Times:  Open
Fresh Touch Ministries Inc.
Project #259:  Program Development C.A.P. Community Awareness Program
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with development and plans for the Community Awareness Program which focuses on re-entry.
  • Dates and Times:  Open
  • Other information:  Must complete an organization volunteer application.
Project #260:  Resource and Funding Research
  • Volunteers will:  Research funding opportunities to support transitional housing, veterans and non-veterans, homeless assistance, "brick and mortar" grants, feeding program, re-entry resources, educational training and liberal arts education programs.  Volunteers will also potentially assist with grant writing.
  • Dates and Times:  Open
  • Other information:  Must complete an organization volunteer application.
Project #261:  Feeding Program
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with preparing meals, serving meals, and clean up.
  • Dates and Times:  Monday - Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Other information:  Must complete an organization volunteer application.
Project #263:  Radio PSA
  • Volunteers will:  Create a radio PSA for Fresh Touch Ministries highlighting their programs and mission.
  • Dates and Times:  Open
  • Other information: 
    • Students with audio production skills desired
    • Must complete a volunteer application
Project #264:  Promotional Video
  • Volunteers will:  Create a short video about Fresh Touch Ministries for the purpose of informing the public of their mission.  Video will be posted on the Fresh Touch Ministries website.
  • Dates and Times:  Open
  • Other information:
    • Students with video production skills desired
    • Must complete a volunteer application
Project #265:  Update Brochure
  • Volunteers will:  Update the current brochure to highlight Fresh Touch Ministries.
  • Dates and Times:  Open
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application
FSU College Access Programs
Project #348:  GEAR UP Office Assistance
  • Volunteers will support GEAR UP staff; enter data into computer; assist with mailing out correspondence; type correspondence; research college preparation initiatives; maintain college resource library; and create flyers, newsletters, and Powerpoint presentations for middle and high school students.
  • Dates and Times:  Flexible
  • Volunteer requirements:  Ability to work in an office environment (type 40 wpm); be an enthusiastic receptionist; possess good communication skills; be detail oriented; be reliable and mature.  Must also be able to provide customer service and follow directions.
Project #349:  Talent Search Office Assistant
  • Volunteers will:  Provide assistance to the Educational Talent Search staff by filing, typing, creating flyers and Powerpointpresentations, assist with mailing out correspondence, making follow-up telephone calls to parents and students.
  • Dates and Times:  Monday - Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Volunteer Requirements:  Ability to work in an office environment (type 40 wpm); be an enthusiastic receptionist, possess good communication skills; be detail oriented; be reliable and mature.  Must also provide customer service and follow directions.
Project #556:  Upward Bound
  • Volunteers will:  Assist in the Saturday Academy tutoring Math, English, Spanish, and Science subject areas.  Tutors will be supporting students between 9th and 12th grades, whom attend E.E. Smith, Westover, Hoke and Lumberton and High Schools.
  • Days and Times:  Saturdays between the hours of 8:30am and 1:30pm
Project #558:  21st Century Community Learning Center
  • Volunteers will:  Provide academic assistance to students in subject areas such as Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, etc.  Tutors will work with students that are between the 8th and 12th grades at the Cliffdale Recreation Center, Westover Recreational Center, and Smith Recreational Center.  Tutors will support students who attend Douglas Byrd Middle, Anne Chesnutt Middle, Luther Nick Jeralds Middle and Westover Middle Schools, as well as E.E. Smith High, Westover High, and Seventy-First High Schools.
  • Days and Times:  Weekdays between 2:30pm and 6:00pm.
  • Requirements: 
    • Must have a "B" or higher in intended subject specialties.
    • Must have a 3.0 GPA
    • Must have reliable transportation
    • Must be able to work with middle and high school students
Project #559:  College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) College Application Week
  • Volunteers will:  Support and enhance the CFNC college application week by helping students and parents navigate applying for different colleges.  Volunteers will serve as runners, assist with set-up and break down of the event, pass out flyers, give directions and assist in other areas as needed for a successful event.
  • Days and Times:  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 and Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Requirements:  Volunteers must be able to assist high school students and their parents in applying for different colleges.
FSU Early Childhood Learning Center
Project #519:  Enhancing skills of children 0-5 through creative activities
  • Project Info:  Each day is a new and different day at the Early Childhood Learning Center.  Each Lead Teacher prepares weekly lesson plans, therefore plans will be implemented daily.  But as with any plan, flexibility is vital; therefore any project will include social, emotional and cognitive skills.  Creative activities, creative play and all skills that enhance a child's learning are vital projects to a child's success.  Students will also be expected to share and implement with teachers' approval, their creative ideas.  Learning and safety are ECLC's top priorities for children.
  • Days and Times:  ECLC is open 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday - Friday.  Service hours may be scheduled based on students' availability.
Gilbert Theater
Project #449:  Usher
  • Volunteers will:  Greet patrons upon entering the performance hall, help patrons find their seats, and represent the Gilbert in a customer service position. 
  • Days and Times:  During Season performances
  • Other information:  Must adhere to dress code (more info available in the CESL)
  • Project will be available beginning 9/17/2013
Project #450:  Stage Hand
  • Volunteers will:  Move set pieces and scenery on stage during live performances.
  • Days and Times:  During season performances
  • Other information:  Must adhere to dress code (more info available in the CESL)
  • Project will be available beginning 9/17/2013
Project #451:  House Manager
  • Volunteers will:  Be the first person the patrons interact with upon entering the theater.
  • Days and Times:  During season performances
  • Other information:  Must adhere to dress code (more info available in the CESL)
  • Project will be available beginning 9/17/2013
Project #452:  The Gilbert Guild
  • Project info:  The mission of the Gilbert Guild is to diligently support the Gilbert Theater through coordinated efforts of a corps of volunteers who are actively engaged in the theater's operations, functions and endeavors.  The guild is involved in almost all the components of the Gilbert Theater.
  • Volunteers will:  Provide support in the areas of technical support for Gilbert Productions and events; pre-production construction, tech and setup; off season construction and tech, and light facility maintenance; administrative support; and fundraising.
  • Dates and Times:  Second and Fourth Tuesday of each motn 2 - 3 hours
Project #453:  Box Office Assistant
  • Volunteers will:  Handle reservatons, ticket sales, and patron relations.
  • Dates and Times:  Season performances
  • Other information:  Must adhere to dress code (more info available in the CESL)
Project #543:  Marketing and PR Assistance
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with design and distribution of materials for marketing and PR purposes with regards to performances by the Gilbert Theater.
  • Days and Times:  Flexible
Girl Scouts North Carolina - Coastal Pines
Project #483:  Troop Leader
  • Volunteers will:  Lead the FSU College Bound Troop.  Responsibilities include meeting every other Saturday with the troop; assist with planning events and service projects; and mentor middle grade girls ages 11 to 14.
  • Requirements:
    • Must submit to a background check and pay $15.00 volunteer fee
    • Must attend training
    • Must submit a cover letter and resume
    • Must be willing to commit to the entire semester
Project #540:  Membership Director Assistant
  • Volunteers will:  Work with the Membership Director in a supportive role.  The student will perform various administrative tasks, make phone calls, file, make copies, and help with area events.
  • Days and Times:  Flexible between the hours of 10:00am to 3:00pm Monday - Thursday.
  • Requirements: 
    • Background check
    • Must submit a cover letter and resume
Project #541:  Arts & Crafts Assistant
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with games, crafts and other activities during troop leader meetings with about 10 to 20 kids.
  • Days and Times:  Once a month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Requirements:
    • Background check
    • Must submit a cover letter and resume
Great Oak Youth Development Center
Project #531:  Math Tutoring
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with tutoring youth in math.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Friday afterschool hours and Saturdays (Schedule can be flexible and determined during placement interview.
  • Other information:  Must be skilled in math and willing to with young boys.
 Guardian ad Litem - Robeson County
Project #238:  Guardian ad Litem Program
  • Volunteer info:  Our children are involved in Juvenile Court through no fault of their own.  If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of children, then the Robeson County Guardian ad Litemprogram is the place for you.  You will have the opportunity to show that there are caring adults who are willing to provide them with a voice in court.
  • Dates and Times:  Varies
  • Other information:

    • Students must be 18 years of age or older, cannot have conviction of felony or crime against children, and cannot have a substantiation of abuse or neglect.  Must have a sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of children.
    • A background check is conducted by the office.  After the background check is cleared, the student will complete 30 hours of training and then is sworn in by a judge.  After the student is sworn in, they will be assigned a case.

NC Veteran's Assistance Council
Project #500:  NCVAC Web Site Construction
  • Volunteers will:  Access nonprofit web site administration and adjust the present information as well as create new and difficult pages.
  • Days and Times:  Flexible
  • Other information:  Need a good knowledge of computers and web site building
Office of Continuing Education & Summer School
Project #526:  Program Assistance
  • Project Info:  The Office of Continuing Education and Summer School have ongoing projects organizing programs, developing promotional material (flyers, brochures, t-shirt logos, improving our web presence), updating professional databases, posting and distributing materials around campus, converting records to electronic files, and other miscellaneous jobs depending on the time of year.  Assistance would truly be appreciated.
  • Based on student's availability between the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday
  • Other info: The agency requests students that are independent workers, organized, and pays attention to detail when doing data entry.  The agency could utilize students with some with graphic design skills also.
Operation Blessing of Fayetteville, INC
Project #435:  General Volunteer Assistance
  • Volunteer will:  Assist with a variety of duties to include clothing closet, food pantry, and front desk reception.  Other opportunities that are available for special events and projects include annual fundraising events (golf tournament in the spring and banquet in the fall), Thanksgiving and Christmas meal distribution, food drives, baby showers, grant writing, Earn While You Learn Parenting Classes.  The organization is also open to other ideas. 
  • Dates and Times: Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm (closed for lunch 12:00pm to 1:00pm) and Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Other information:
    • Pre-Volunteer Application required.
    • Volunteer orientations are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 9:30 am
    • Dress code (discussed during orientation)
Pampers, Hugs, & Luvs Properties
Project #283: P, H, & L Enrichment
  • Volunteers will:  Help supervise children and to provide guidance with instructional work.  To provide tutoring to school-age students with math, reading, social students, spelling and science.
  • Dates and Times:  Monday-Friday Hours available - 7:00am to 6:00pm
  • Other information:  Volunteers must obtain a criminal background check, complete a volunteer application, and if volunteering over 12 hours, a TB skin test is required.
Salvation Army
Project #400:  Salvation Army Family Store
  • Volunteers will:  Learn behind the scenes of how Salvation Army Family store raises money to benefit the many programs it sponsors.  Students will learn to sort clothes, shoes, purses, belts for sell and guidelines for ragging out same items.  Green culture will be shown on bundling rag out clothes, shoes, purses, belts, etc.  Grading of books, tapes - VHS, cassettes, CD's will be taught, along with what is to be discarded.  Also volunteers will be taught how to hang clothes using a color-coded flow, ensuring clothes are hung neatly and has eye appeal.  Volunteers will assist customers with questions and placing items for sell.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Other information:  Upon placement, student will need to complete a volunteer application.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Project #479:  General Volunteer Assistance
  • Volunteers will:  Assist in the warehouse to include safely and efficiently handling food donations; inspection/examination for contaminants; sorting products by type; stocking inventory in designated areas; and repackaging loose items.
  • Dates and Times:  Monday - Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm or 1:00pm to 3:30pm. 
  • Other information:
    • Volunteer application required
    • Must attend volunteer orientation 
 Southeastern NC Radio Reading Service
Project #390:  Book Reading
  • Volunteers will:  Record readings of various books
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Saturday 9:00am to 9:50am, Tuesday and Thursday 3:00pm to 4:00pm and Friday 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application
Project #391:  News Reading
  • Volunteers will:  Read selected news articles both live and recorded
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Saturday 9:30am to 12:00 noon; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 12:30pm to 2:00pm; Wednesday 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application
 Project #392:  Office Assistance
  • Volunteers will:  Provide assistance with presentations and Excel spreadsheets, graphics and charts based on statistics; scanning documents to create digital files; and other office tasks.
  • Days and Times:  Open
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application
 Project #393:  Textbook Reading **Project available during summer months only**
  • Volunteers will:  Record readings of textbooks.
  • Days and Times:  Open
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application
Project #394:  Other Projects
  • Volunteers will:  Assist in developing additional shows for the reading service such as sports, news and health.  Volunteers may also assist in beginning new programs such as grocery ads and store ads. 
  • Days and Times:  Open.  Grocery and Store Ads - Wednesdays 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application
Project #395:  Website Development Design
  • Volunteers will:  Assist in the creation of a website for the Southeastern Radio Reading Services
  • Days and Times:  Open
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application
Project #397:  Marketing Assistance
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with promoting an upcoming talent contest fundraiser to be held on March 16th.  In addition, volunteers will provide graphic design services such as logo creation. 
  • Days and Times:  Open
  • Other information:
    • Volunteers with design software experience preferred
    • Must complete a volunteer application
St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center
Project #562:  Tutoring Children in Grades 2- 5 from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Project Info:  The St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center is a collaborative effort with the Church and the School to provide educational support to students and their families.  Now in its 19th year, the program has evolved into a two-day per week program including transportation to the program and home, snack, recess, tutoring and a completed dinner, as well as other educational opportunities, family support, and a week long summer camp.  The Neighborhood Youth Center is totally funded by grants and donations.  We serve students from TC Berrien and Walker-Spivey Elementary Schools.  Our preferences are to serve children who are disadvantaged and behind in reading and math.  All faiths are welcome.
  • Volunteers will:  Tutor children in grades 2 through 5 in reading and math. 
  • Days and Times:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Other information:
    • Background check required.
    • Completion of a Safe Environment Training course provided by agency.
Stop Hunger Now
Project #331:  Stop Hunger Now Packaging -- Group service opportunity
  • Volunteers will:  Provide fundraising and volunteer recruitment for meal packaging event.  Volunteers will also assist with setup and clean up for event.
  • Dates and Times:  Open
Sustainable Neighbors
Project #564:  MRCFM Customer Appreciation Day
  • Event info:  It will be a fun day with a great opportunity for community outreach about health.  There will be special entertainment as part of the festivities.
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with data collection; surveying the customers; serving the customers samples of collards and cornbread; and assist with end of event clean up.
  • Day and Time:  Wednesday, November 12th 9:30am to 2:30pm.  (Duties will be assigned at 9:30, students who are interested in signing up should plan to arrive at 9:30.
Sustainable Sandhills
Project #533:  Green Business Certifier Program
  • Volunteers will:  Learn to certify businesses, non-profits, and government entities as green businesses.
  • Dates and Times:  Flexible
  • Other info:  Student must have an interest in sustainability, business,  be detail-oriented, and not adverse to working with people.

 

Project #534:  Community Supported Agriculture
  • Volunteers will:  Research food, interact with Sandhills Farm 2 Table gathering site members, hand out produce boxes, design newsletter on local food & food events, talk to members about local food topics.
  • Days and Times:  Thursdays 12:30pm to 5:30pm. 
  • Other info:  Interest in food, local food, agriculture, health
 Trinity Child Care
Project #290:  Trinity Community Center
  • Volunteers will:  Tutor students who are performing below grade level.
  • Dates and Times:  The project is available from October to May yearly.  Tutoring is during afterschool hours.
  • Other information:  All volunteers must complete a volunteer application.  If volunteering long-term, a criminal background check is required.
United Hospice of Eastern North Carolina
Project #389:  Hospice Patient Volunteer
  • Volunteers will:  Be assigned one patient to serve.  Students will work hand-in-hand with the Hospice Team which includes case managers, nurses, social workers and chaplain.  Patient volunteers perform activities designed to help the patient know that he or she is not alone.  Activities include but are not limited to providing companionship, engaging in patient's hobbies, reading to the patient, playing music, singing songs and helping with household tasks.
  • Days and Times:  Open
  • Other information: 
    • Volunteers must be dependable, compassionate, maturity level of 20+ years old.  Interest in healthcare, social work, and counseling is a plus.
    • Volunteers must submit to a sanction check, background check, two-step tuberculosis screening, drug screen, medical questionnaire with annual updates, drivers license and auto insurance updates and completion of Hospice volunteers independent student course.
Veterans Empowering Veterans
Project #139:  Grant Writing Team
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with grant writing applications for at least two upcoming grants.  VEV is interested in applying for a Community Block Grant and a FEMA grant to gain operational funding and funding for a new building
  • Dates and Times:  Flexible
Project #140:  Advertising Team
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with marketing of Veterans Empowering Veterans including print materials and radio PSAs.  VEV has logos, brochure, and newsletter
  • Dates and Times:  Flexible
Project #141:  Teaching Team
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with developing and delivery of training classes for clients.  VEV would like to offer training sessions on financial literacy, budgeting, credit management, resume writing, and other topics relevant to their clients.
  • Dates and Times:  Open - Hope to hold classes 1-3 times a week
Project  #142:  Business Planning and Administrative Support
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with developing a business organizational chart and developing the administrative processes for the Veterans Empowering Veterans Center.  Administrative Support for the VEV through on-site service up to three times a week.
  • Dates and Times:  Open
Wisdom Keys Learning Center - Pathways to Success Program
Project #29:  Tutoring at Seabrook Recreation Center
  • Volunteers will:  Provide tutoring, homework assistance, character education, and parental training.
  • Date and Time:   Mondays through Thursday; 3:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Other information:  Must attend training and orientation prior to beginning.
Project #31:  Saturday Academy at Seabrook Recreation Center
  • Volunteers will:  Provide tutoring, homework assistance, prevention (gangs, pregnancy, drugs) and character education (self-esteem in males)
  • Date and Time:  Third Saturdays of the month; 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Other information:  The program for males is titled "Achieving the Dream" and the program for females is titled "Fulfilling the Dream"
Project #35:  Spanish Tutoring
  • Volunteers will:  Provide Spanish tutoring, homework assistance and character education.
  • Date and Time:  Monday through Thursday 3:00pm - 5:30pm 
  • Other information:  Must attend training and orientation before beginning
Project #268:  Tutoring of Specials Needs Students
  • Volunteers will:  Work one-on-one with special needs students providing tutoring and homework assistance on various subjects.
  • Date and Time:  Monday - Thursday 3:00pm to 5:30pm

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