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Community engagement activities from HSA, LOI, and more

Volunteer with the Lonon Foundation!

The Lonon Foundation is looking for student volunteers to volunteer with UPLIFT. The UPLIFT Program provides free monthly events for children ages 6-17 affected by a parent or caregiver’s cancer.

The Lonon Foundation will be hosting an orientation Zoom session for all students interested on Monday, February 22nd at 6pm via Zoom.

Students interested may access the meeting here!!

For any additional questions, please reach out to Emily Dombrowski at


Posted on February 15, 2022 in Announcements & Events, Campus Involvement, Community Engagement

Learn More About Fulbright.

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards will be hosting an Information Session for all things Fulbright on March 2nd at 3:00pm. 

What can you do with a Fulbright? 

Live in one of 150 countries while you:

  • Teach English
  • Attend Graduate School
  • Conduct Research

Fulbright offers YEAR long grants to support these endeavors.

Rising and Current Seniors, as well as recent graduates, are welcome to apply!

For students who are interested in attending the Information Session on March 2nd, please RSVP here!

Students can learn more about Fulbright here or at the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards.


Posted on February 14, 2022 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Afghan Refugee Resettlement Webinar Panel

Learn more about current events in Afghanistan and and the national effort to resettle Afghans

The College of Charleston International Studies Program will be virtually hosting a panel on January 31st at 4:00pm.

This interdisciplinary panel of scholars will be discussing “Afghan Refugee Resettlement: From Global Challenges to Local Best Practices.”

All students are welcome to join. This is a great opportunity to learn more about current events in Afghanistan and the national effort to resettle Afghans in the United States.

The event will run from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Students may register for the event here!

Posted on January 19, 2022 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

Apply Today to Serve as a BGS Peer Facilitator Next Fall

Get paid to serve as a mentor to the incoming class of 2026

The Honors College is seeking Honors students to serve as Peer Facilitators for the HONS 100: Beyond George Street course to be taught in Fall 2022. Students will be selected based on individual BGS performance, review of the application, statement of interest, and interview.

Peer Facilitators will serve as mentors for the Class of 2026 in a variety of different aspects. Training is provided through a 2-credit training course that students enroll in during the Spring 2022 semester.

Peer Facilitators will commit to at least 7 hours per week in Fall 2022, including class meeting time and one BGS Team meeting per week. Students will be paid $10/hour.

To apply: please submit the following three items to by 5pm on November 16th:

Read More About the Position

Peer Facilitator Requirements:

· Member of the Honors College in good standing

· Either currently enrolled or completed Honors First Year Experience (BGS and Honors Engaged)

· Availability to take Spring 2022 Express training course (Express I : MW 3:00 – 4:40 or Express II: TR 3:05 – 4:45)

· Attend Spring 2022 retreat (to be held on one of the first three Saturdays/Sundays in April)

· Attend Fall 2022 retreat which will be held the Thursday before the 1st day of class

· Willingness to plan Fall 2022 schedule to accommodate Honors BGS (this includes keeping the time for our weekly team meeting open and keeping the period before and after the assigned class meeting time open)

· No more than 15 hours of course load in Fall 2022 (negotiable in some cases)

· No more than 15 hours of outside activities – including other jobs/clubs/sports

For all questions, please reach out to

Posted on November 8, 2021 in Announcements & Events, Campus Involvement, Community Engagement

Volunteer Opportunity with Communities in Schools

Light the Way for Students Across South Carolina

Light a luminary in celebration of National Education Week. Honors Engaged partner Communities in Schools is looking for volunteers to help set up 7500 luminary bags for an upcoming event. Statewide, CISSC is aiming to honor the nearly 20,000 students served at 34 partnering schools in seven counties. There will be 41 site coordinators helping students navigate hurdles by connecting them and their families to critical resources like food, housing, healthcare, counseling, and remote technologies. Your support will allow us to strengthen, deepen, and grow our impact across the state – lighting the way to graduation for all South Carolina students.

Where:  Riverfront Park in North Charleston

When: Sunday, November 14, Either 2-6pm or 4-7:30pm.  Folks are welcome to stay for both of course!

What:  Putting up to 7500 luminary bags together (folding side of bag down, putting sand in bag, turning on battery operated tea light and placing in the bag), arranging in a preset pattern across the park then taking them all down after the event

How do I sign up?

Posted on October 30, 2021 in Community Engagement

Volunteer at the Black Student Union’s 5th Annual Children’s Carnival

Earn service hours, meet new people, and support the community

The College of Charleston’s Black Student Union is looking for volunteers for their 5th annual Children’s Carnival on November 13th from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the Cistern Yard. Volunteer shifts are available from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

For all students interested in volunteering, please fill out the google form here.

All volunteers should report to Rita 101 at their chosen time; volunteers will be assigned roles upon arrival.

For any questions, please reach out to CofC Black Student Union.

*All volunteers must follow CofC COVID-19 guidelines

Posted on October 21, 2021 in Announcements & Events, Campus Involvement, Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement

Upcoming volunteer orientation for the Lonon Foundation!

Do you love working with children? Would you like to make an impact in the lowcountry?

Volunteer orientation for the Lonon Foundation’s UPLIFT program is this Thursday!

The Lonon Foundation (TLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to help children affected by a parent or caregiver’s cancer diagnosis find comfort, heal, and grow from their shared experiences. With the help of undergraduate and graduate students, The Lonon Foundation’s UPLIFT Program provides free monthly events for children ages 6-17 affected by a parent or caregiver’s cancer. UPLIFT provides great VIRTUAL and in person volunteer opportunities and ways to further get involved with the Charleston community. If you are not interested in directly working with kids, we have administrative and fundraising volunteer opportunities as well!

When: Thursday, September 23, 6 p.m. (on Zoom)

How to get Involved: Fill out the volunteer application on our website or email


Posted on September 19, 2021 in Community Engagement

Charleston Miracle is Looking for Future Student Leaders

New leadership program will help student leaders enhance their skills

Charleston Miracle is excited to announce their newest program, the Legacy Leadership Program. The Legacy Leadership Program (LLP) strives to create an authentic experience for first year students at The College of Charleston through the demonstration and cultivation of being a leader on campus. This program is intended for new or incoming students who want to create change in their campus and local community and are passionate future leaders looking to enhance their skills in philanthropic/non-profit organizations management, fundraising, and health promotion.

Read more below to learn how to apply. The Deadline is September 6.


Students apart of this program will be required to attend weekly meetings, Thursdays at 6:00 pm starting September 23. The Legacy Leadership Program will be limited to 20 students to ensure a personal and valuable experience. During these meetings, students will learn from various directors, student leaders, and staff from The College community.

Students will work on developing leadership skills with special focuses on purpose, time management & organization, branding & social media, fundraising, event planning, and relationship building. Each student will have unique hands-on experience working with Charleston Miracle staff and advisors to complete tasks. Advisors will monitor students progress to ensure a valuable experience. After the completion of the Legacy Leadership Program students will have the opportunity to be considered for a committee position with Charleston Miracle. However, it is not required for students to join Charleston Miracle at the completion of LLP. The Legacy Leadership Program is intended to give emerging student leaders skills in a philanthropic organization, a non-profit, skills in fundraising, and health promotion.

Deadline for applying: September 6th, so apply today!

If you are interested in applying or learning more:

Posted on September 1, 2021 in Community Engagement, Uncategorized
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