#JaguarLife Student-Athletes volunteer at the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago.

  • Community Service Challenge

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    This year we will be working with local organizations here in the South Chicagoland, and students will get to choose which volunteer organizations/ activities aligns best with their humanitarian interests. The event will take place from March 15-17, 2022.

    There's more!! The student with the most points gathered from the activities will be crowned the 2022 GSU Community Service Champion, and will win a prize of $300! There are also runner up prices with $200 and $100 up for grabs!

    Here's how it works:

    GSU has already identified and partnered with several organizations in the local area and students are free to select, mix and match activities to rack up the most points. Each activity has been assigned a predetermined number of points, and students will perform service activities and collect signatures of completion from the host volunteer organizations.

    Our recruited partner organizations include:
    • THE CANCER SUPPORT CENTER- HOMEWOOD 
    • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY- JOLIET
    • CENTER OF HOPE FOOD PANTRY- KANKAKEE
    • CRETE LIONS CLUB- CRETE
    • RESPOND NOW- CHICAGO HEIGHTS
    • THORN CREEK NATURE PRESERVE - PARK FOREST 
    • ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH PANTRY- JOLIET
    • PANTRY OF RICH TOWNSHIP- RICHTON PARK
    If your preferred organization is not on the list, let us know before March 1st and we'll try to set it up.

    Email cseip@govst.edu for more information on the scheduling, activities and points allocation.
    You can also RSVP on Jaguar Connection or send us an email at cseip@govst.edu to receive this information by email.

    Let's have fun together as we build and strengthen our local community!

  • Be My Eyes (Remote)

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    "Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call."

    To sign up, please visit www.bemyeyes.com.

     

  • Smithsonian Digital Volunteer (Remote)

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    Help the Smithsonian make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible by  adding more to the total 590,663 pages of field notes, diaries, ledgers, logbooks, currency proof sheets, photo albums, manuscripts, biodiversity specimens labels that have been collaboratively transcribed and reviewed since June 2013.


    To sign up, visit www.https://transcription.si.edu/.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Do Something (Remote)

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    Join campaigns for actionable volunteer opportunities tailored for young people.  Each opportunity aims to impact social justice.


    To sign up, visit www.dosomething.org.