2014 DATED EVENTS


Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate. 

VKSU has both dated events and on-going opportunities in many areas of interest. The dated events are outlined below. Please review and then come to the VKSU office (enter at Student Center room 267) to let us know where you would like to volunteer and to get your Service Verification Form. Off-campus on-going opportunities may be viewed here. On-campus on-going opportunities may be viewed here


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Policies that are Effective Summer 2012:

  • Volunteers must register with VKSU prior to volunteering for any volunteer assignment.
  • Volunteers can only volunteer at agencies and/or events that have been approved by VKSU prior to their start date. Agencies and/or events cannot be approved after you have you begun volunteering and/or completed your volunteer assignment. VKSU reserves the right to remove and/or add an agency and/or event at any time.
  • All VKSU hours must be documented on a VKSU Service Verification Form that you obtain from the VKSU office prior to your volunteer activity.
  • Letters, emails, faxes, and/or phone calls from the individual agencies will not be accepted.
  • VKSU will not award volunteer credit to any volunteer who fails to follow these policies and procedures!

On-Campus Events

KSU Culinary & Hospitality Services - KSU Campus
  • Farmers Market
  • Volunteers will help setup the market; assist vendors and customers with various needs; and close down the event at the end of the day.
  • Market is held every Wednesday starting March 19 until April 30
  • Setup starts at 11:30 am and close down is from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • You must stay for the entire shift! Shifts are between 4 to 5 hours of service!
  • International tuition waiver students can't volunteer for a total of more than six (6) hours of service for this assignment!
KSU Student Media - KSU Campus
  • Owl Connection Program
  • Assist Marketing Team with promoting Student Media, assembling and distributing (student-to-student) gifts bags, as well as distributing KSUSm publications including but not limited to: The Sentinel newspaper, Talon & Share magazine, KSU Student Handbooks & Planner, etc.
  • Opportunity is especially beneficial to students pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Professional Sales, Communication, and Theater.
  • Tuesdays from January 14 - April 29 (Shifts: 9-11, 11-1, 1-3, 3-5)
  • Students volunteering for class, waiver, and court are not eligible for this volunter assignment. Personal volunteer hours only!!!
KSU University Events - KSU Campus
  • Spring Commencement
  • Need volunteers to serve as usher during the graduation ceremonies!
  • Tuesday, May 13
    • Ceremony #1 - Noon - 4:30 pm
    • Ceremony #2 - 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 14
    • Ceremony #1 - 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Cermony #2 - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Must attend a brief orientation on Monday, May 12 at 9:00 am or 4:00 pm!
  • Attire: Black bottoms, white shirt, comfortable shoes (black are preferred)
  • Complimentary meal for those who volunteer for two (2) consecutive ceremonies courtesy of KSU Dining!
Volunteer Kennesaw (VKSU) - KSU Campus

Bi-Monthly Option

  • Group Projects - Off-campus with transportation provided!
  • Please be mindful of the register by dates!!!
  • Please check out our upcoming Group Projects here!

Off-Campus Events

Alive Ministries, Inc. - Marietta
  • 100 Days of School Wrap Up
  • Looking for volunteers to work in the food pantry warehouse. Duties include: sorting through bins of food donations, marking food for expiration dates, and counting donated items.
  • Monday - Friday
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Some nights and weekends are available; very limited!
Atlanta Pride Committee - Stockbridge
  • 2014 Pride Ride
  • Help monitor the ride route and hand out water to riders!
  • Saturday, May 10
  • Ride is from 8:30 am - Noon (Volunteers needed before and after the ride!)
Atlanta Track Club - Metro Atlanta area
  • Kilometer Kids in Grant Park area of Atlanta
  • Serve as a course monitor, work the registration table, be a cheerleader, distibute water & t-shirts, help with set-up and breakdown of the event.
  • Tuesday, April 29
  • Race starts at 5:30 pm but need volunteers before and after the race begins!
Be The Match (National Marrow Donor Program) - Atlanta (Atlantic Station)
  • Be The Match Walk + Run 2014
  • Volunteers may assist with the planning stages of the run, or on the actual day of the event. Seeking volunteers that can assist with refreshments, check-in, water stops, course marshals and more!
  • Saturday, April 26
  • 6:00 am - 10:00 am
Catholic Charities - Smyrna
  • ESL Class Instructor/ESL Assistant
  • Lead small group of English Language Learners using materials provided or assist the Lead Instructor with a class.
  • Fridays from 9:00 am to Noon
  • Program length: March 28 to June 6
  • New volunteers must complete a background check and orientation!
Cherokee County Elections & Registration - Various locations in Cherokee County
  • Election Day & Advance Voting
  • Volunteers will assist with various clerical duties and help register voters.
  • Election Day is Tuesday, May 20 (6am until last person has voted; after 7pm)
  • Special Saturday Voting is May 10 (8:30am until 4pm)
  • Advance Voting is Monday, May 12 until Friday, May 16 (8:30am until 7pm)
  • Sites in Canton, Ball Ground, and Woodstock! You decide your polling location!
City of Kennesaw - Multiple events in Kennesaw

Option #1

  • Outdoor Movie Series
  • Assist with set-up, surpervise attendees, distribute snacks, clean-up duties, and perform other tasks as determined by the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Saturday, May 3
  • Event is typically held in the evening!

Option #2

  • Swift-Cantrell Classic 5K
  • Help check in attendees, distribute t-shirts, serve as course monitors, cheer on runners/walkers, handout water, and perform other race related tasks as determined by the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Saturday, May 10
  • Race starts at 7:30 am (Volunteers will be needed before and after this time frame)
Cobb County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs - Acworth

Ongoing Option

  • Allatoona Creek Trail System
  • Duties include: cut roots, cut sidehills, cut small trees, preform simple finish work on trails. Also build small bridges, build rock walls, cut branches, smooth and compact trails.
  • Every 2nd Thursday & Saturday of each month
  • Project starts 1/1/14 until finished
Cobb & Douglas Public Health - Marietta/Smyrna/Douglasville/Acworth
  • Bi-Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey from March 24 until May 2
  • Two Options:
    • Kiosk Volunteers - volunteers will be responsible for assisting clients with completing a short survey and/or providing the clients with a link to the website to take the survey. Requirements include: basic computer skills; excellent customer service skills; some knowledge of SurveyMonkey would be great; and Spanish speaking is a plus!
      • Locations/Dates/Times:
      • Marietta Health Center (Tues.-Thurs. from 10am-3pm)
      • Douglas Health Center (Tues.-Thurs. from 10am-3pm)
      • Smyrna Health Center (Tues.-Thurs. from 10am-3pm)
      • Acworth Health Center (Tues.-Thurs. from 10am-2pm & 1pm-3pm)
      • East Cobb Center (Tues.-Thurs. from 10am-3pm)
    • Data Entry Volunteers - Responsible for inputting data from paper surveys from outreach/community programs such as Enviromental Health, Safe Kids, and Babies Can't Wait. Requirements include intermediate/advanced computer skills, (i.e., experience using Excel and Access), knowledge of SurveyMonkey would be great, and data entry experience is a plus!
      • Location/Dates/Times:
      • Marietta Office (April 28 - May 9 during 9am-5pm)
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - Atlanta
  • Take Steps Atlanta Walk
  • Volunteers will be split up across a number of different stations including: set up, t-shirts/visors table, serve as course monitors, work the registration table, supervise kids in the Kids Corral, distribute food, and help clean upon the conclusion of the event.
  • Saturday, May 17
  • Race is early in the AM and assignment will conclude in mid-AM or afternoon.
Foundation Fighting Blindness - Atlanta (Piedmont Park area)
  • 8th Annual Atlanta VisionWalk
  • Sunday, April 27 (Positions available from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)
  • Assignments:
    • Early Morning Set-Up - setup tents, display t-shirts, and put up route signs (Arrive at 8:00 am)
    • Walker Registration - check in walkers and collect donations (Arrive at 10:00 am)
    • T-Shirt Table - distibute t-shirts to walkers that have a t-shirt ticket (Arrive at 10:00 am)
    • Refreshments - pass out snacks and drinks to walkers and monitor the area for cleaniness (Arrive at 10:00 am)
    • Route Monitor - spread out along the walk route and cheer on the runners/walkers (Arrive at 10:30 am)
    • Children's Area - monitor the Moon Bounce, assist with temporary tattoos, and pass out popcorn (Arrive at 10:00 am)
    • Post Clean-Up - clean up the walk area and take down route signs (Arrive at 1:30 pm)
Georgia Games - Dallas & Kennesaw
  • Looking for volunteers to assist with the following sports events:
  • Wrestling (Dallas)
    • Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27 (times vary)
  • Taekwondo (Kennesaw)
    • Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4 (times vary)
  • Duties include: setup, registration, supervision of athletes, keeping time, distributing awards, and breakdown upon the conclusion of the event.
Golden Soldiers - Marietta
  • Big Day Out
  • Duties include operating carnival games, working in the inflatable area, assisting with setup and breakdown, and overall having lots of fun!
  • Saturday, May 3
  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Volunteering requires a $15 donation for your t-shirt, unlimited water, and parking! (Food trucks will be on site seeling lunch!)
  • All volunteers must arrive by 9:00 am for check-in and orientation!
Hayes Elementary School - Kennesaw
  • Spring Fling
  • Fun event for children and parents! There will be games, crafts, food and lots of fun! Volunteers will help set-up the event, surpervise games/activities, serve food, and clean upon the conclusion of the event.
  • Saturday, April 26
  • 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Human Rights Campaign - Atlanta Area
  • 27th Annual Atlanta Gala Dinner and Auction
  • "Day Prior" Volunteer: help construct the world-class silent auction room!
    • Friday, May 2 from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • "Day Of" Volunteer: duties will vary from assisting with set-up to breaking down the event and everything in-between!
    • Saturday, May 3 from 11:00 am - 11:30 pm (shifts open)
Keep Smyrna Beautiful - Smyrna
  • Jonquil Festival
  • Volunteers are needed to help work the information table at this event.
  • Minimum of two (2) hour shift is required! Can volunteer for more than one shift!
  • Saturday, April 26
    • 9:30am - 11:30am/11:30am - 1:30 pm/1:30pm - 3:30 pm/3:30pm - 6pm
  • Sunday, April 27
    • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm/1:30 pm - 3:30pm/3:30 - 5:30pm
  • Free t-shirt is provided to all volunteers!
Kutz4Kids, Inc. - Marietta
  • SideKick Mentoring Program at East Cobb Middle School
  • Provide insight and guide conversations related to self-improvement, education importance, and professional development. Volunteers will also direct scheduled activities with the students.
  • Date of service:
    • Wednesday, May 7
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am for all dates of service
  • Orientation is required - agency will schedule time directly with volunteers!
Lupus Foundation of America - Atlanta area
  • 2014 Walk to End Lupus at Piedmont Park in Atlanta
  • Duties range from: set-up for the event, assiting in education and vendor tents, registration clerk, and cleaning upon the conclusion of the event.
  • Saturday, April 26
  • Multiple shifts from 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (GA Chapter) - Atlanta
  • MS Walk Atlanta (At Piedmont Park)
  • Duties include the following: help with setup, teardown, registration, food & beverage tables, serve as route monitor, pass out t-shirts, be a cheerleader for runner/walkers at finish line, and perform other various tasks as determined by the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Saturday, April 26
  • 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Special Olympics of Georgia - Emory University in Atlanta
  • Fans In the Stands - Summer Games
  • Cheer on athletes as they compete in track & field events!
  • Saturday, May 31
  • Two shifts: 6:30 am to Noon and/or Noon to 5:00 pm
  • Interested volunteers must complete an application and take online orientation!
The Salvation Army - Doraville

Ongoing Option #1

  • Character Building Program
  • Help shape the lives of children from K to 6th grade with life skills such as safety, etiquette, cooking, etc. Training is provided and experience with children is preferred.
  • Every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 7:15 pm
  • Background check is required and agency will complete!

Ongoing Option #2

  • Heavy Snack Chef
  • Assist with preparing heavy snacks for children who live in households which can't afford dinner. Help prepare food - nothing fancy or gourmet!
  • Every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Background check is required and agency will complete!
YMCA (East Cobb Location) - Marietta

Option #1

  • Parents Night Out
  • Supervise children in the Nursery area while the parents get a break.
  • Chidlren range in ages from 6 month to 10 years old!
  • Dates: (All Saturdays)
    • May 10
  • Times: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Option #2

  • Clean Up Day
  • Help us do some spring cleaning around the Y grounds by cleaning, moving, raking, and so much more!
  • Saturday, April 26
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Option #3

  • Soccer Season
  • Help kids to develop soccer skills like ball control, passing, footwork, shooting, and overall technique by assisting with the monitoring of practices throughout the week and with logistics of moving goals, staking goals, and directing parents to practice areas.
  • Season: Throughout the Spring semester
  • Times: Varies and depends on assignments!

Ongoing Project until May 2

  • Kids Fit for Life Program at Blackwell Elementary School in Marietta
  • Duties include helping the Director by servign as an extra set of eyes to make sure no one wanders off and to ensure that all kids are participating in the games.
  • Perfect for Education of Physical Education Majors!!!
  • Programs runs on M, T, W, TH from 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm.
  • Volunteers must report to the school by no later than 2:50 pm for this assignment!
  • Program ends on May 2!
YMCA (Johnson Ferry) - Marietta

Option #1

  • Middle School Night
  • Provide great activities for our Middle Schoolers that involve moving, shaking, and running around instead of sceens and joysticks. Assist staff with supervising/faciliting dodge-ball, basketball, batting practice and lots of pre-teen having some good, clean fun.
  • Dates: (All Saturdays)
    • April 26
    • May 17
  • Times: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Option #2

  • Volleyball Season
  • Volunteers needed to help with the recreational league teamed through Cobb Atlanta Juniors Volleyball. Help with skills development and building team work.
  • Requirment: one practice and one game each week of the season.
  • Dates: Throughout the Spring semester

Option #3

  • Indoor Soccer
  • Help kids to develop soccer skills like ball control, passing, footwork, shooting, and overall technique by assisting with the monitoring of practices throughout the week and with logistics of moving goals, staking goals, and directing parents to practice areas.
  • Dates & Times: Options to serve available at different times

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