Assist as assigned in the functions of collecting donations, running the thrift store, relief, homebuilding, or other ministries for the benefit of the community.
*This position is within walking distance of campus.
Bonner Center, Community Outreach:
Assist in running Bonner Center and its community programs, manage phone and email contact with community members who call about relevant services, data entry on Bonner system, assist with student and service site evaluations, assist with recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers. Students must be professional, punctual/responsible, detail oriented/self motivated, able to handle confidential issues, strong computer and communication skills. Sense of humor preferred.
*This position is located in the Bonner Center on campus and does not require transportation.
Bonner Center, Five Oak Initiative:
Mentors will host the college preparedness program through the Five Oak Initiative. The mentors will provide mentoring and assistance to high school students going through the process of planning their education plans for after high school. They will offer resources and support for students to best navigate the various processes, including: choosing between continuing educational options, applications for various schools, navigating financial aid, and scholarships.
*This position is based out of the Bonner Center on campus and does not require transportation.
Volunteers will provide academic assistance through tutoring and homework help and engage in extra-curricular activities with BOOST students. Each volunteer will be responsible for assisting child with homework as needed, facilitate games & activities, maintaining the facilities during program activities hours of operation, attend all meetings & trainings.
*This position is off-campus and does require transportation. Additionally, students must be available between 3-6pm during the week to complete hours.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Jefferson County:
All students will serve as mentors and tutors to the Boys & Girls Club. There are tutoring opportunities every day during "Power Hour." Students may also help Club Members with special needs, extra homework, and special projects. Occasionally, we will partner with area organizations / programs (ex. Journey Program) and provide tutoring at the Club. All tutors/mentors will be paired with a Club Member and expected to fill out mentoring forms. During orientation at the start of the Fall
2013 semester, students will be given the opportunity to identify areas of interest (ex: education-lesson planning, arts & crafts; sports/games). Students will work with management and staff to plan, organize, and lead activities / events according to their interests.
*This position is off-campus at the Dumplin Valley & White Pine Boys & Girls Clubs and does require transportation. Students must be available approximately 3 days a week between 3:30-7pm to complete hours.
First Year Conference Services, Position #1:
The student associate will be responsible for marketing and advertising for different FYCS events. Duties will include promoting service opportunities for students through the First Year office, such as Summer Staff (counselors for summer campus involving local children) and orientation leaders. The associate will also take part in advertising and campaigning for large fundraising events, including the Hunger Games.
*This position is located on-campus and does not require transportation.
First Year Conference Services, Position #2:
The FYCS student assistant will plan and organize events for FYCS. Duties will include: reserving space, reserving and scheduling summer campus, contract & invoice all campus and conferences, and advertise for Summer Staff positions. Duties will also include promoting Butler Blanc & the work FYCS does by hosting small events outside. The student assistant will also aid in cleaning and maintaining the building itself.
Global Seeds, Volunteer Coordinator Associate:
In this role the Service Corps Fellow would work alongside the volunteer coordinator and assist in the task of volunteer recruitment, training, and management. The fellow would learn skills such as proper volunteer management, how NGOs function, and database-ing.
*This position is located in the Old City in Knoxville and does require transportation. Hours can vary to accomodate students' schedules, with the exception of Thursdays.
Global Seeds, Advocacy Program Associate:
In this role the Service Corps Fellow would work alongside the director of advocacy helping to create, spearhead, and manage both micro and macro advocacy initiatives. The fellow would learn various advocacy strategies and the process of program planning, management, and evaluation while making meaningful relationships with the refugees they are partnering with.
Global Seeds, Social Enterprise Associate:
In this role the Service Corps Fellow would work alongside the directors of Global SEEDS' two social enterprises helping to expand the projects scope and impact. The fellow would learn a myriad of social business and community development strategies while building meaningful relationships with the refugees they are working with.
Habitat for Humanity:
Communicate with the director to run a functional Habitat affiliate, Participate in home construction/and or in the Restore when needed, Attend weekly meetings and ongoing training programs, Establish and maintain a regular working schedule.
*This position is located at Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County and does require transportation.
Jefferson Middle School:
Volunteers will provide academic assistance through tutoring and homework help with students at the school during school hours and after-school study sessions. Each volunteer will be responsible for tutoring each child or group of children during their work period, communicating consistently with school staff and faculty, gathering the appropriate homework and/or lesson plans each day, and attending all meetings and ongoing training sessions.
*This position is located at Jefferson Middle School and does require transportation. To complete hours, students must have availability between 8am and 4pm.