Community Partnerships

Many great partnerships exist between the community and the university. Presently, the best way to see what organizations and volunteer opportunities are available is to use the Engage Georgia site, powered by GivePulse; this is a platform to connect to volunteer and service-learning opportunities, and students can log in with their MyID to sign up for opportunities and more.

See the Engage Georgia website, or contact Josh Podvin in the Office of Service-Learning for more information.

  • Click here for a short video highlighting the "Physical Activity and Learning" (PAL) program by kinesiology professors Dr. Bryan McCullick and Dr. Phil Tomporowski.
  • Click here for a short video featuring the former collaboration between the School of Social Work and a camp for children with burn injuries.

More information about potential collaborators who have expressed interest in additional campus involvement is below, too.

The Athens Latino Center for Education and Services (ALCES), presently located at 1692 Prince Avenue, near UGA's health sciences campus, provides services including ESL and GED courses, tutoring, immigration services, counseling, and special events such as health fairs. Service opportunities range from interpretation and front-desk customer service to event planning to tutoring. Contact ALCES at 706-549-5002 or alcescenter@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 AmeriCorps VISTA Natalie B. works with ALCES on building capacity for volunteer management, organizational structures, and linking UGA coursework with service opportunities.

Oconee Hill Cemetery, located adjacent to campus, is a new partner for service-learning activities. In 2011, Historic Preservation students in the College of Environment and Design began preservation advocacy work for this historic cemetery; and students from the New Media Institute developed an app for self-touring the cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They are interested in additional collaborations across a range of disciplines, such as:

Development of self-guided tours

Grant development/research on foundations that favor cemetery preservation.

Expand general public awareness: historical treasure, value as large green space, military campaigns and significance of those buried within, UGA notables/connections (as well as state), as an active cemetery.

Entranceway enhancement/landscape development.

GPS/digital mapping

Documenting architectural evolution/preservation.

To get involved with the Friends of Oconee Hill Cemetery or for more information, please contact Helen Mills, m.mills@charter.net

The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) offers a wide range of programming for area seniors intended to "promote a lifetime of wellness through engagement, advocacy, education and support". Service-learning opportunities include work with programs such as Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, the intergenerational community garden, Meals on Wheels, adult day health, and more. ACCA is located at the historic train depot at 135 Hoyt Street, downtown. Phone: 706-549-4850.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First-Year Odyssey students at UGA create public art in support of the ACCA community garden.