Hosted Events

Hosted Events

AIDS Walk is an annual event that raises funds to benefit AIDS organizations.

Each October, thousands of individuals, organizations and corporations united in the spirit of caring and giving by participating in the largest and most visible fundraising event for AIDS in the southeast, AIDS Walk Atlanta.

Contact us for more information on how to join our team for the 2013 AIDS Walk/5K!

Looking for a meaningful way to spend your Winter or Spring Break? Join us and other students with a heart for service for a week of community service in cities across the Southeast States during Winter Break and Spring Break.

To learn more, contact Jennifer Bodnar at 404-413-1552 or

Together, student organizations and the Office of Civic Engagement host several Red Cross blood drives each academic year.

Blood drives during the 2013-2014 academic year will take place on the following dates:

  • September 24, 2013 – Athletics
  • November 20, 2013 – Muslims for Life, Women of the Well
  • January 23, 2014 – Honors College
  • February 4-5, 2014 – seeking co-sponsors
  • April 22, 2014 – seeking co-sponsors
  • June 17, 2014 – seeking co-sponsors

If your student club would like to co-sponsor a blood drive, please contact Shari Baskin at or 404-413-1550. Co-sponsoring organization responsibilities include advertising the event and providing volunteers to help on the day of.  We have a checklist for advertisements that you are welcome to use.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Community Plunge is our first large-scale day of service that introduces first-year and returning students at Georgia State University to the numerous social issues faced by Atlanta communities through service.

Student volunteers and staff leaders participate in service projects dealing with a variety of issues from the environment to homelessness.

Help us build a better Atlanta and join us for the next Community Plunge during the 2014 Panther Welcome Week!

Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day for helping others — a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. This annual event takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.

Participate with the Office of Civic Engagement or create your own service project! It can be as large or as small as you wish – just take a look around your community and see what needs to be done. Click here to visit the official website.

The MLK Day of Service is an annual event that is held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rather than host just one day of service, we honor the legacy of Dr. King with a week of service.  Each year hundreds of thousands of people engage in MLK projects such as tutoring and mentoring children, painting schools and senior centers, delivering meals, building homes, and reflecting on Dr. King’s life and teachings.

We will release our MLK service projects soon. Stay tuned!

National Volunteer Week is an annual event created by President Richard Nixon in 1974 to celebrate volunteering. During National Volunteer Week, awards are presented to deserving volunteers who shown acts of generosity and kindness. This week of service occurs during the month of April.

We will release our National Volunteer Week service projects and events soon. Stay tuned!

Trick or Treat Fest is a fun program that provides children with a safe zone for trick or treating, as well as other fun activities including: story telling; face painting; a Halloween themed movie or haunted house.  This event is hosted by various Greek organizations on campus.

To find out more information about the Trick or Treat Fest, please contact Jennifer Bodnar at or 404-413-1552.

The Office of Civic Engagement and University Career Services have joined forces to sponsor the Nonprofit Volunteer & Internship Fair. Each semester, Atlanta area nonprofit organizations attend this two-day fair to meet with Georgia State students, faculty, and staff!

These agencies offer a wide variety of volunteer and internship opportunities, as well as a wealth of information on the work they do for Atlanta communities. Students, faculty and staff have the chance to interact and explore these organizations and to find opportunities that meet their specific needs.

We will release the date for the Spring 2014 Nonprofit Volunteer & Internship Fair soon. Stay tuned!