Visit our website volunteer.cofc.edu for more information
Step 1: Attend an information session or stop by an information table to learn more:
Wednesday, Oct. 8th at 7:00pm in Maybank 115
Tuesday, October 14th at 5:00pm in Maybank 115
Tuesday, Oct 21st at 11:00am in Lightsey 203
Wednesday, Oct. 22nd at 1:30pm in Lightsey 203
Monday, Oct. 20th: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM at Cougar Mall
Tuesday, Oct 21st: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM at Cougar Mall
Step 2: Review these important mandatory dates
Step 3: Apply online!
Step 4: Submit your non-refundable application fee of $25 to the Center for Civic Engagement (Lightsey 203)
You want more time to complete your Alternative Fall Break application? You’ve got it!!
Applications for Alternative Fall Break 2014 are now due by 3pm on Monday, September 29th.
Apply online for one of our three Alternative Fall Break experiences by 3pm on Friday, September 26th.
Want more information?
- Swing by our table on Cougar Mall Tuesday, September 16th between 9am and 1pm
- Attend our information session on Wednesday, September 17th at 5pm in Lightsey B09
- Send us an email [email protected]
- Stop by our office Lightsey 203
Alternative Fall Break Flyer
Check our website Monday, September 15th for Alternative Fall Break applications!
Dash for Trash 2014 Registration NOW OPEN!
Dash for Trash is a litter collecting scavenger hunt in which teams of 10 or less compete to have the greatest positive impact on Charleston’s environment. The event will begin at Liberty Square and will take place from 9:00am until 1:30pm on Saturday, October 11th, 2014.
To register your team, visit: https://orgsync.com/35421/forms/117110
Looking to serve in the Charleston community?
Volunteer at Green Heart
Start off the school year by giving your time and skills at Green Heart. Learn more about the Charleston community, Green Heart and volunteering through our office. This is a great way to meet other students with a passion for service and urban gardening.
When: Thursday, August 21st 5:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Lightsey Center 203, 160 Calhoun Street
[We will meet and walk to Green Heart as a group]
Register by emailing: [email protected]
Join us at the Volunteer Fair! The Volunteer Fair, a part of Cisternfest, will give students the opportunity to connect with various organizations seeking volunteers.
When: Saturday, August 23rd, 12-2pm
Where: Cistern Yard
Click here to learn more about Welcome Week events.
Looking to give back as the school year comes to an end?
Here are some opportunities for you!
April 2014 events newsletter
A Charleston Affair is going zero waste! The office of sustainability needs help in doing a trail run of composting this year at the Charleston Affair. Volunteers are needed to help attendees choose the correct bin for their materials. We’re looking for volunteers from 6:00pm-10:30pm on both Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday May 4th (with a greater need on Sunday).
GrowFood Carolina is looking for some help with our exciting Peak of the Season fundraising party on Wednesday, April 30th! This is a casual, happy hour event that gives us the opportunity to share with the community all the fun produce that Spring has to offer. Throughout the evening volunteers will help out with bar tending, clearing plates, décor & set-up. There will be LOCAL nibbles, libations & music for everyone to enjoy!
Be a Mentor: 2014 Mentor Appreciation Celebration on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Academic Magnet High School. The event will take place at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. We are in desperate need of volunteers for the day of the event to help with set up, greeting guests, and serving food. All who volunteer with be treated to an evening of music, laughter, and a fabulous meal prepared by Willie Jewels.
How many parts of yourself are you willing to share in order to birth a better world?
Kimberly Dark will speak at 6:30 p.m. April 17 in the Alumni Center in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance; a reception will precede at 6 p.m. Through her own brand of engaging performance art, Kimberly uses humor and storytelling to encourage audiences to think about the role of privilege and oppression in their own lives.
Bonner Leaders are students with a demonstrated a commitment to service and a desire to enhance their leadership skills. They are advocates for social justice and change. Bonner Leaders are diverse, a fact which they celebrate. If this sounds like you or someone you know, then we want to meet you.
Interested in being a site leader for an alternative break trip?
If you have previous experience as an Alternative Break participant and you are inspired to take on a new role in the Alternative Break movement, we encourage you to consider applying for our Alternative Break Leadership Board or site leader team for the 2014-15 academic year.
Site Leader Application 2014-15
Alternative Fall Break 2014 Timeline
Weekend Breaks 2015 Timeline
Alternative Spring Break 2015 Timeline
Join the Alternative Break Leadership Board.
Leadership board members will be primarily responsible for supporting and guiding the Alternative Break program through training, outreach, and coordination of club logistics. 2014-15 will be a year of transition with Leadership Board members laying the ground work for future boards to assume more responsibility in the implementation of the Alternative Break program.
Leadership Board Application 2014-2015
Interested in learning more about the responsibilities of a Site Leader or Leadership Board?
Attend our information sessions:
Friday, March 14th at 12PM │ Lightsey 203
Wednesday, March 19th at 5pm │ Lightsey 203