Panther Community Plunge

Panther Community Plunge

The Panther Community Plunge is Civic Engagement’s first large-scale day of service of the academic year that introduces first-year and returning students at Georgia State University to the numerous social issues faced by Atlanta communities. During Panther Welcome Week, student volunteers and staff leaders participate in service projects dealing with a variety of issues from the environment to homelessness.

Student Civic Engagement looks forward to having students join the next Panther Community Plunge on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Volunteer Locations

Virtual Front Line Workers Letter Writing Campaign

This is a volunteer opportunity for All. The Letter Project is simple: we write letters to first responders and front-line workers in our who need extra encouragement. No problem is too big or too small for us to send a little bit of handwritten love your way. As a volunteer writer, you have enormous flexibility. It’s the perfect from home volunteer option. We believe in lifting one another up and would love to have you join us!

Volunteer Slots: 100 (Virtual)

Virtual Front Line Workers Letter Writing Campaign Signup 

 

Food Well Alliance Community Garden

Brief Project Description: Community gardening brings neighbors together and empowers people to supplement their food supply by growing it themselves. The Food Bank provides gardening expertise, volunteer help, tools, seeds and more to area community gardens. No prior garden experience is needed – a Food Bank gardening professional will be there to direct the group. Projects may include gardening, clean-up, plant rescue, plant shows or produce collection. Most projects last about three hours. This project is not appropriate for those who cannot do moderate lifting (20-40 lbs.) or stand for prolonged periods.

Volunteer Slots: 25 (In-Person)

Food Well Alliance Community Garden Signup 

 

Big Bethel Saturday School Academy

Brief Project Description: As one of the oldest Black Churches in Atlanta, Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church continues to serve as a beacon of light in an ever changing community. The Big Bethel Saturday Academy needs your help in providing the support, service and resources that the students need to realize their fullest potential. Volunteers will serve as a one-on-one tutor, group facilitator, computer instructor, math, reading, writing lab facilitator or assist with administrative duties.
Activity:

Volunteer Slots: 25 (In-Person)

Big Bethel Saturday School Academy Signup 

 

GSU Community Garden

Brief Project Description: Community gardening brings neighbors together and empowers people to supplement their food supply by growing it themselves. The garden provides gardening expertise, volunteer help, tools, seeds and more to area community gardens. No prior garden experience is needed – a gardening professional will be there to direct the group. Projects may include gardening, clean-up, plant rescue, plant shows or produce collection. Most projects last about three hours. This project is not appropriate for those who cannot do moderate lifting (20-40 lbs.) or stand for prolonged periods.

Volunteers will weed, mulch, plant and harvest in the GSU Community Garden. Free seeds and water bottles are available for all volunteers. Please wear old clothes, close-toed shoes (no sandals or flip-flops) and a hat.

Volunteer Slots: 25 (In-Person)

GSU Community Garden Signup 

 

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance

Brief Project Description: WAWA hosts educator professional development training in environmental education as well as the facilitation of distinct outdoor field experiences with a watershed theme for students K through college. We also coordinate opportunities for environmental service learning activities within our nearly 400 areas of urban forest, augmenting educational tours and field trips as well as provide habitat maintenance recreational and public health benefits. Volunteers will help with invasive plant removal, trail beautification and community clean-up.

Volunteer Slots: 50 (In-Person)

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance Signup 

 

Grace Community Fellowship Food Pantry

Brief Project Description: Grace Community Food Pantry’s mission is to involve, educate, and unite people in the work of ending hunger in the Atlanta area.
Pantry volunteers will aid in sorting food items and stocking the shelves of the Food Pantry. Volunteers will organize and unpack the food items that have been delivered, ensure freshness, and monitor quality before supplying the appropriate shelves with designated items. Volunteers will also break down boxes and take cardboard to the recycling bin/trash. Other duties as necessary
In order to handle and stock food in the Food Pantry program, you must be at least 16 years old to volunteer without a chaperon.

Volunteer Slots: 25 (In-Person)

Grace Community Fellowship Food Pantry Signup 

 

One Sandwich at a Time

Brief Project Description: Come participate in a service project that will have an immediate impact. The Student Civic Engagement team will be hosting a sandwich making drive to support two local shelters near our Atlanta campus.

We are looking for volunteers to help us make sandwiches (peanut butter and jelly, ham, turkey, etc) to share with the families we serve in our community. The pandemic brought about by COVID-19 have made these families even more vulnerable than before and they need some additional food support. A sandwich is a small way that we can bridge the distance between us and them and help them with their food insecurity. We would love to have individuals and groups supporting this effort

Volunteer Slots: 100 (In-Person)

One Sandwich at a Time Signup 

 

Service Tips

All volunteers should wear comfortable clothes they do not mind getting dirty and closed-toed shoes. Volunteers are encouraged to bring water bottles and snacks for later in the day as well as sunscreen and bug spray for those participating in outdoor projects.

Email Student Civic Engagement or call us at 404-413-1550 with any questions.