Campus News

July 27, 2011

Take Note

Serve this summer with Volunteer Emory

Volunteer Emory is working to highlight opportunities for individuals, offices and departments to engage in meaningful community service over the summer.

"It's a way to become connected to the greater Atlanta community, reaffirm Emory's commitment to enacting local and global positive social change, and become personally grounded before the start of fall semester," says Mark Torrez, assistant director for community engagement with the Office for Student Leadership & Service.

Upcoming service opportunities with Volunteer Emory's partner organizations include:

Organization: Our House and For the Kid in All of Us

Project: Backpack in the Park, a back-to-school benefit. The 6th annual event in Piedmont Park is a community picnic and back-to-school benefit that seeks to top last year's record when more than 1,600 backpacks filled with school supplies and gift cards were collected. Volunteers will assist in the collection of donations and sort for packing and distribution.

Dates of service: Saturday, July 30. Three shifts: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.; and 5:30- 8 p.m.

Volunteer contact: Amy Green, 404.378.0938 ext. 28

: AID Atlanta

Project 1: Phone Banking. Make telephone calls to previous years' walkers, runners, volunteers, and fundraisers for the AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run. The organization seeks volunteers who are energetic, have good communications skills, and are flexible. Volunteers will be provided with a script to make the calls, and food.

Dates of service: 5-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 15

Project 2: Canvassing. Volunteer pairs will be given posters, postcards and business cards, as well as a map and directions to distribute 2011 AIDS Walk Atlanta marketing and promotional materials in local businesses. Reliable transportation required.

Dates of service: 10 a.m. – noon every Saturday in July, ending July 30

Volunteer contact:  Mylinda Garrett, 404.870.7733

Organization: SkaterAid

Project: Event volunteers for the 7th annual SkaterAid 2011 Skate & Music Festival on Sunday, Sept. 25 in Decatur, to raise funds for the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children and honor the life of Decatur teenager Ian Wochatz. Volunteers also needed to assist in the art auction.

Dates of service: Sunday, Sept. 25. Early shift is from 2-4 p.m., late shift from 4:30-7 p.m.; set-up and break-down.

Volunteer contact: Cathy Keeler, 404.727.5747

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