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Service-Learning Opportunities

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.

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.

Be sure to read the position description and requirements carefully.  

On-Campus and Within Walking Distance Service Opportunities

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.
  • Students 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 12:00am to 8:00pm. Students may sign up for shifts based on their availability.

Fayetteville State University Planetarium

Project #361:  Planetarium Shows

  • Students 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 
  • Requirements:  A 3-hour projector training is needed for those who volunteer to run the projector.
FSU College Access Programs

Project #348:  GEAR UP Office Assistance

  • Students 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
  • 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

  • Students 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
  • 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

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.

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.
Southeastern NC Radio Reading Service

Project #390:  Book Reading

  • Students 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

  • Students 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

  • Students 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**

  • Students will:  Record readings of textbooks.
  • Days and Times:  Open
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application

Project #394:  Other Projects

  • Students 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

  • Students 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, students will provide graphic design services such as logo creation. 
  • Days and Times:  Open
  • Other information:
    • Students with design software experience preferred
    • Must complete a volunteer application

Umoja Group

Project #587:  Promotional Material Development

  • Students will: Work with Umoja Group to learn more about the Umoja group and its projects in order to create flyers, brochures to promote the Umoja group and their programs.  Students may also assist with revising and updating the Umoja Group's website.
  • Days and Times:  Open - Varies based on student availability
Project #588:  Wall of Honor Enhancement
  • Students will:  Work with Umoja Group and community volunteers to assist with enhancing the Wall of Honor on the corner of Landon Street and Murchison Road.  
  • Days and Times:  Mornings or Early afternoons.  Enhancements need to complete in time to share at the Umoja Festival on August 22nd.
  • Other Information:  Project is intended for students with artistic skills and abilities
Project #589:  Umoja Festival Assistance
  • Students will:  Assist with set-up, take down and other tasks as needed.  Students will health related experience/skills can assist with the health fair portion of the festival.
  • Date and Time:  Saturday, August 22, 2015 10:00am to 7:30pm these times include set up and take down. 
Wisdom Keys Learning Center - Pathways to Success
Project #29: Tutoring at Seabrook Recreation Center

  • Volunteers will: Provide tutoring, homework assistance, character education, and parental training.  Math tutors are especially needed.
  • Date and Time: Mondays through Thursday; 3:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Other information: Must attend training and orientation prior to beginning.
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

Fayetteville and Cumberland County Area Service Opportunities

Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Project #410:  General Museum Assistance
  • Students 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.  Currenlty the museum needs assistance during the weekday hours.  
  • Requirements:  Students must be willing to commit to completing at least 25 hours of service.
Amedisys Hospice
Project #578:  Hospice Volunteering
  • Students will:  Offer companionship, read, and write letters; play chess, cards or boards games; knitting, scrapbooking and other craft projects; providing support at the time of death; delivering blankets, making spiritual/prayer calls; participating in memorial services; and offering companionship to loved ones.
  • Days and Times:  Based on student's availability
American Red Cross - Highlands
 Project #119:  Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteer
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
Project #574:  Scrubby Bear
  • Project info:  Scrubby Bear is a new program offered through the American Red Cross - Highlands Chapter.  Scrubby Bear is a mascot that works in conjunction with a small group of facilitators that will read a short story based on the Three Little Bears referring to germs.  The facilitators will also teach the children a short song to the tune of Row Your Boat that assists the children in understanding the proper hand washing techniques.  Then Scrubby Bear visits with the children.
  • Dates and Times:  Flexible based on students availability.  This is a group project that will require schedule coordination with members of the group.
  • Required: 
    • Must attend American Red Cross - Highlands Chapter orientation
    • Must submit to background check.
Project #577:  Resource Guide Building and Updating
  • Project Info:  This is a project that has been going on for 2 years that needs to be picked up and updated to the new layout of the Region.  The Regional Resource Guide is for our caseworker to refer disaster clients for additional resources for day to day responses as well as for use by staff coming into the region to help for large disaster relief operations and caseworkers.
  • Days and Times:  Flexible.
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
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
Project #600:  2015 International Folk Festival
  • Students will:   assist with various aspects of the International Folk Festival to include but not limited to:  vendor set up, stage set up, stagehands, marketing & information booth, beer/wine tent, Coca Cola distribution, rest tents, hospitality and children's arts and crafts.
  • Dates and Times (must complete a minimum of a 3-4 hours shift):
    • Friday, September 25th 8:30am to 9:00pm
    • Saturday, September 26th 7:00am to 7:00pm
    • Sunday, September 27th 9:00am to 8:00pm
Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland County
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.
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 information:
    • Must be 21 years or older
    • Must have current background check and complete a volunteer application
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.
Cumberland County Dispute Resolution Center
Project #18:  Teen Court
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students 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 HealthNet
Project #253:  Office Assistant
  • Students will:  assist in office duties such as filing and spreadsheet maintenance.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm 
  • Other information:
    • Dress is business casual
    • Students will have to sign a confidentiality form
Easter Seals UCP Dorothy Spainhour Center
Project #71:  Classroom Assistant
  • Students 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.
Fascinate-U Children's Museum
Project #524: Museum Art and Science Activity Assistance
  • Students will:  Assist with hands-on scheduled science and art activities with pre-school and school-aged children.
  • Dates and Times:  TBD 
Project #602:  Annual Mini-Golf Fundraiser
  • Students will:  Assist with various duties to include but not limited to set-up and breakdown.  The event will feature mini-golf, a bouncy house, face painting and concessions.
  • Date and Time:  Saturday, September 19th 8:30am to 7:30pm
Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum
Project #530:  General Museum Assistance
  • Students will:  Assist in a variety duties within the museum.
  • Days and Times:  Museum hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday through Saturday. 
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
  • Students 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
  •  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
  • Students 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
  • 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
  • Students 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.
  • Students 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
  • Requirements: 
    • Attention to detail
    • Basic computer and typing skills
    • Customer Service
For the Love of Grandparents, Inc.
Project #200:  Website Development
  • Students will:  Develop a new website for "For the Love of Grandparents, Inc."
  • Dates and Times:  Open
Project #598:  24th Annual Celebration of Grandparents
  • Students will:  Assist with serving meals, activities and games for the children, discussions with grandparents, set up, clean up and other tasks as needed.
  • Day and Time:  Saturday, September 12, 2015  Event time is 12:00pm to 5:30.  Setup begins at 10:00am and clean up will be finished by 6:00pm.  Students may sign up in shifts. 
Fresh Touch Ministries Inc.
Project #259:  Program Development C.A.P. Community Awareness Program
  • Students 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
  • Students 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.  Students will also potentially assist with grant writing.
  • Dates and Times:  Open
  • Other information:  Must complete an organization volunteer application.
Project #261:  Feeding Program
  • Students will:  Assist with preparing meals, serving meals, and clean up.
  • Dates and Times:  Monday, Thursday, and Friday 9:30am to 1:30pm
Project #263:  Radio PSA
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students will:  Update the current brochure to highlight Fresh Touch Ministries.
  • Dates and Times:  Open
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application
Gilbert Theater
Project #449:  Usher
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students 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.
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
Heritage Place Senior Living
Project #594:  Saturday Bingo
  • Project info:  Students will assist with Bingo int he independent living building.  There will ne no need to setup or clean up after activity.  The residents take it upon themselves to do this.  Five games of Bingo is played with two winners each game.  Once all games have been played the nedt set of Bingo games are played in the assisted living building.  The same rules apply to this building as well.  Five games, with two winners each game.  There are residents that might need some help that are hearing or vision impaired.  This would be a time where the student would need to walk around the room and help those residents that need it.  There will always to an activity staff member on site at all times if the students has questions or concerns.
  • Days and Times:  Saturdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Requirements
    • Loud voice and friendly disposition
    • Casual but conservative dress - no high heels, low-cut tops, shorts, sagging pants, or any clothing with profanity on it.
Project #595:  Activities Assistance
  • Students will:  Assist with or run numerous activities such as Wheel of Fortune, crafts, bible studies, socials, and in-room specialized visits.
  • Days and Times: Monday -Sunday 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Requirements:  
    • Casual but conservative dress - no high heels, low-cut top, shorts, sagging pants, or any clothing with profanity on it.
Latino Community Connects
Project #590:  Latino Community Connects
  • Project Info:  Latino Community Connects is a festival that will be held at Festival Park on August 8, 2015 1:00pm to 8:00pm.  We are currently in need of 3 marketing students to work in the office, two graphic design students, two psychology students and 4 Spanish speaking students.  These students will need help with the logistics of the event.  If possible, students will also need to assist on the day of the event.
  • Days and Times:   Monday-Friday 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Other information:  Students must be able to pass a background check.

NC Veteran's Assistance Council
Project #500:  NCVAC Web Site Construction
  • Students 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
Operation Blessing of Fayetteville, INC
Project #435:  General Volunteer Assistance
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students 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 
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
  • Students 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 #582:  Local Food Art, Music, Social Media Project

Calling all students who are interested in leveraging art, music, & social media to promote local food education in the Murchison Road community.  Our target audience is community groups, PreK-12, and FSU students.  We are reaching out to the younger generation with the message that "You are what you eat" and what real food is about! 

We are looking for creative thinkers with art, music, drama and media interests to help co-create this project to impact the health habits of this generation of youth and produce leaders and mentors for a healthier future.  We are also looking for students who want to coordinate and manage social medical promotion of this local food outreach project.  We will meet weekly for 1.5 hours and participate in educational outreach for 2+ hours a month.

Sustainable Sandhills
Project #533:  Green Business Certifier Program
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
 United Hospice of Eastern North Carolina
Project #389:  Hospice Patient Volunteer
  • Students 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.  The students will 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: 
    • Students must be dependable, compassionate, maturity level of 20+ years old.  Interest in healthcare, social work, and counseling is a plus.
    • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students 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
  • Students 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

Service Opportunities Outside of Cumberland County

Bolton Senior/Youth Center

**Service Opportunity is located in Bladen County**

Project #191:  Bolton Senior/Youth Center Assistant

  • Students 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

 E.O.P.T. Childcare and Preschool **Located in Raeford NC**

Project #364:  Early Childhood Education/Child Development

  • Students 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

 Guardian ad Litem - Robeson County

Project #238:  Guardian ad Litem Program

  • Project 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.

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