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How to locate a volunteer site 

For the Service Learning Field Experience (SLFE) you will be asked to volunteer a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of service. It is extremely important that you adhere to all scheduled deadlines and VKSU policies & procedures in order to successfully fulfill this requirement. If you fail to complete these steps, you will not successfully pass this portion of your EDUC 2120 course. 

VSLS does not facilitate the background check requirement or the insurance coverage! If you have any questions, regarding these requirements, please contact the Clinical Experiences, Placements and Partnerships (CEPP) office by clicking here!   


Important Deadlines for Summer 2017

Locate a placement site by Friday, June 9th. 

All hours must be completed AND inputted in the VKSU system by Wednesday, July 12th.  

Students must submit their official Volunteer Resume to their professor by Wednesday, July 19th.


How to register for a volunteer opportunity?

For starters, you will need to log into your VKSU account! If you do not have a VKSU account, please reference the first link under the Service Learning block - "How do I sign-up to volunteer?" Secondly, please visit the approved list below and click on the links to get more information regarding that volunteer opportunity. 

Once you click on the link, you will see the following:

  • Description of the volunteer assignment
  • Agency Name
  • When volunteers are needed (date or time)
  • Agency requirement (age, time, etc.)
  • Address to the location

To register for an event, or get more information regarding volunteering, please click on the 'Respond' button. This action will result in the following:

  • An email will be sent to that organization indicating that you are interested in volunteering.
  • You will also be allowed to ask any additional questions about that particular assignment that wasn’t noted in the volunteer description. You can complete this action by inputting your questions into the 'Notes' box.
  • It’s important to remember, you’re not officially registered for a volunteer assignment until you have been contacted directly by the agency!

It is highly recommended that you respond to a minimum of three (3) agencies. If those agencies do not have anything available that fits your schedule or needs, please start responding to some more agencies so you can locate a volunteer assignment that best fits your needs.  

 

How do I receive credit for my hours? 

Please visit the link, "Submitting Service Hours," when you are ready to start tracking your service hours for your class. This is the last step to follow in order to receive VKSU credit for your SLFE requirement! To prevent any confusion regarding your SLFE requirement, please reference the important note listed at the bottom of this page! 

 

What is the agency doesn't contact me? 

If you respond to need and don’t receive a response back from the agency within two (2) to three (3) business days, please call the VSLS office at 470-578-6700 or send an email to volunteerksu@kennesaw.edu

VSLS facilitates the volunteer process, so please don’t burden your professors or advisors if you’re experiencing any difficulties with the registration process!

 

VKSU's policy towards volunteer sites: 

  • Volunteerism and Service Learning Support (VSLS) is committed to providing a safe and productive environment for our students whether they are on campus or in the community. Therefore, volunteer opportunities posted to the Volunteer Kennesaw website must be open to all students regardless of their race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Any opportunity that does not meet this requirement will be excluded from the site.

 

Special rules to consider for school-required service hours: 

  • Students volunteering for EDUC 2120 cannot volunteer at the same site where they completed their EDUC 2110 hours.
  • Students cannot volunteer at their place of employment; even if working in another department. 
  • Students cannot obtain volunteer credit through any on-campus or off-campus internship programs or TA (Teaching Assistant) positions at Kennesaw State University.
  • VSLS will not allow students to volunteer with any agencies and/or organizations where a family member is employed.
  • Volunteer work done solely to promote a political point of view such as proselytizing or campaigning for a party candidate, political issue, or political policy does not count as volunteer service hours. 
  • VSLS will not allow individual Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts troops to post troop meetings on the VKSU website. VSLS will only approve large-scale events that are open to all scout members. 
  • VSLS does not allow students to volunteer with places of worship, for-profit organizations, businesses, or activities that are conducted from a non-approved volunteer site.
  • VSLS does not allow students to volunteer for any activities and/or assignments that promote religion or any form of spiritual beliefs.
  • VSLS does not allow students to volunteer for any activities and/or assignments that involve cold calling or soliciting for donations via in-person, by phone, or email. 
  • Time for travel to and from a service site does not earn volunteer credit.
  • VSLS will only grant VSLS credit for volunteer service that is actually served during a scheduled event. For example, if an event is from 6pm to 10pm, you will receive four (4) hours of VSLS credit. 
  • You cannot earn volunteer credit for the following: donating tangible goods to non-profits, giving blood, or making monetary donations. 
  • Activities serving the interest of an individual or student organization, athletic team, Greek organization, or participation in most extracurricular activities (e.g., a theatrical production, holding office on a board, tabling for your student organization) do not count for volunteer credit. 
  • All new agencies must be approved by the VSLS office prior to you starting your service hours and must have an active VSLS agency account in order for you to track your service hours.

Approved volunteer sites for EDUC 2120: 

 

Elderly Care

A.G. Rhodes Health and Rehab

Aloha to Aging

Bluehair Technology Group

Cobb Senior Services

Daybreak Village Senior Living

 

Hospice Services

Agape Hospice Care

Bridgeway Hopsice

Bristol Hospice

Gentiva Hospice

Heritage Hospice

Heritage of Brookstone

Hospice Compassus

Life Choice Hospice / Compassus

Sovereign Hospice

Tapestry Hospice

 

Special Education

Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resources Department - Horizon League

BEATS, Inc. 

Beyond Limits Therapeutic Riding Program

Corrigan Care, Inc.

Emory Autism Center

Erin's Hope for Friends

Heaven's Gait Therapeutic Riding

Jacob's Ladder

Lekotek of Georgia

McKenna Farms Therapy Services

Parkwood Farms Therapy Center

Right in the Community, Inc.

Stable Moments

The Adaptive Learning Center

 

Arts & Culture

Artportunity Knocks

Catholic Charities of Atlanta

Center for Pan Asian Community Services

Centro Hispano Marista

Children's Museum of Atlanta

Devereux Georgia Treatment Network

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Friends of Refugees

LaAmistad, Inc. 

Latin American Association

MUST Ministries - Marietta Program - Spanish Speakers

New American Pathways

Paint Love

Plaza Comunitaria

The King Center

Unique Potential Community Services, Inc.

Woodruff Arts Center

 

Basic Needs

Atlanta Community Food Bank - Kids in Need Program

Douglas County Cooperative Extension

Family Promise of Cobb County - Currently not accepting volunteers! 

Gilmer County Food Pantry

Hands on Atlanta

MUST Ministries - Cherokee 

 

Adult Education

Cherokee Learning Center

Goodwill of North Georgia

MUST Ministries - Marietta Programs

 

Child Care & Children/Family Programming  

Atlanta Science Festival - Happening in March

Cherokee Family Violence Center

City of Kennesaw - Cannot volunteer for any recycling events!

Destiny's Daughter of Promise

Easter Seals of North Georgia

Families First

Nanny/Manny Brigade & Cobb County DFCS

Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV)

Safepath Children's Advocacy

Sheltering Arms

YMCA - Cherokee County

YMCA - McCleskey-East Cobb

YMCA - Northeast 

YMCA - Northwest 

 

After-School Programs & Tutoring 

Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department

Agape Youth & Family Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Boys & Girls Club - Adairsville

Boys & Girls Club - Athens

Boys & Girls Club - Cartersville

Boys & Girls Club - Cedartown/Polk County

Boys & Girls Club - Gordon County

Boys & Girls Club - Hall County

Boys & Girls Club - North Georgia

Boys & Girls Club - South Rome

Boys & Girls Club - South Rome Teen Center

Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta (Multiple Locations)

Children's Restoration Network

Communities in Schools (CIS) - Atlanta

Communities in Schools (CIS) - Marietta

Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

Hands on Atlanta Discovery Program

JamQuest

Kennesaw Dream Foundation / Kennesaw Teen Center

Marietta Mentoring For Leadership

Marietta Police Athletic League (PAL)

Math Is My Friend, Inc.

Path To Shine

Reach for the Stars Program

Soccer in the Streets

The Salvation Army - Marietta (After-School Program)

YELLS (Youth Empowerement through Learning, Leading, and Serving, Inc.)

YWCA

 

Schools

Alexsander Academy

Baker Elementary Afterschool Program

Dunleith Elementary

Graduate Marietta Student Success Center at Marietta High School

Hayes Elementary School

International Academy of Smyrna

Pitner Elementary School - ASP

Sawyer Road Elementary

Sprayberry High School - Clothing Closet & Media Center

The Atlanta Girls' School

 

Camps

Camp Gideon

Dream Makers Youth Foundation (Camp Dream ONLY)

Camp Dream Foundation 

 


Important Note

Do not click on any other links located on the VKSU website! This will redirect you to all the volunteer opportunities that are available with VKSU, and they are not applicable for your EDUC 2120 requirement!

If you volunteer with any agency not listed above, you will not receive VKSU credit for your SLFE requirement.