SPONSORED EVENTS & PROGRAMS
VKSU sponsors many events during the year. Please watch our main page and dated events page for more information.
VKSU Open House (August or September)
Open House accomplishes the following:
- Shows students where VKSU is physically located on-campus
- Familiarizes students with the layout of VKSU
- Provides the KSU community with info about VKSU, as well as brochures, hand-outs about upcoming events, food, and VKSU promotional items
- You can meet VKSU staff members
Volunteer Fair (August or September)
The VKSU Volunteer Fair allows students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to learn more about non-profit agencies in the Metro Atlanta area. Representatives provide information regarding current volunteer and internship opportunities, attendees can sign up to volunteer on the spot, ask important questions, and learn more about services that agencies provides their clients.
Homecoming Project (September or October)
This is an opportunity to work with fellow members of the KSU community on a campus project during the annual Week of Homecoming. Projects will vary every year.
SETS Luncheon (October)
Invitation-only event that is open to International Students to volunteer. Students will give a 10-15 minute presentation about their home country. Students can select what topics they can speak about, but every presentation has to be approved by a VKSU staff member. VKSU will select the country prior to the Luncheon, and students from that country only will be invited to speak. Presenters will receive volunteer credit for their presentation.
Cobb Christmas Stuff-A-Bus Food Drive (November)
Help VKSU and KSU to Stuff-A-Bus full of food! All items that are collected from the drive help a local non-profit, Cobb Christmas, feed needy families and individuals living in Cobb County. VKSU will send out more information via email or post flyers around campus with a list of acceptable food items. For more information about Cobb Christmas, please visit www.cobbchristmas.net.
Marietta Senior Citizen Luncheon (February)
This is an opportunity to connect with senior citizens living in Cobb County. Volunteers serve lunch, participate in skits, and socialize with seniors. The smiles and hugs that the seniors give you at the end of the day will have you coming back year after year!
Non-Profit Roundtable Luncheon (March)
This annual event allows the KSU community to learn more about non-profits in the Metro Atlanta area. Participants learn what services are provided by the invited agencies and about volunteer opportunities that are currently open within those agencies. Participants also learn about internship options and what it is like working within a non-profit agency. The event is open to the entire campus, but students majoring in Human Services, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Education are encouraged to attend.
March of Dimes Annual March for Babies (April)
Since 1999, VKSU has been sending members of the KSU community to run and/or walk in the March of Dimes Annual March for Babies. The money raised by the March for Babies funds important research and programs that help babies begin healthy lives. Participants can run or walk or volunteer to help with the logistics of the March.
American Red Cross Blood Drive (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Blood Drives are scheduled twice a semester during Fall and Spring semesters. This is a simple way to help save a life! One pint of blood can help save three lives! Besides giving blood, students can volunteer to assist at the registration table or canteen table. For more info about giving blood, please visit www.redcrossblood.org.
VKSU Group Projects (Yearlong)
Every month VKSU takes a group of six-ten students to volunteer in the community. The projects will vary every month. For more info, please visit the Group Project page.
For more information, please contact the VKSU office: VolunteerKSU@kennesaw.edu.