Weekly Roundup - April 23

Deadlines are approaching as the semester draws to a close: Don't miss out on logging your volunteer hours in ServScript or applying for one of our open scholarships.

Upcoming Center Programs


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All service hours completed in the spring semester must be logged in ServScript by May 4 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Through the ServScript Program, FSU students can record their service to the community on their official FSU transcript. The FSU transcript is a permanent record of students' academic achievements as well as a direct reflection of their college career to potential employers, graduate schools, and/or professional schools. Only hours completed during the spring semester can be accepted.


Service Leadership Seminar APPLICATIONS OPEN

Service Leadership Seminar
The Service Leadership Seminar is a unique experience for incoming freshman at Florida State University. The weeklong event is held before the start of fall semester at no cost for students and provides an opportunity to learn about community service, identity and leadership.  During the week, students participate in community service projects, workshops, speakers and interaction with current campus leaders. The activities are designed to enable the participants to discover how they can help create positive, sustainable change on Florida State’s campus and beyond.

Apply by June 27 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.



Campus Opportunities

Volunteer with Chuck it for Charity

Need service hours?! Chuck it is FSU’s student move-out collection program where we collect all the “stuff” left behind in the residence halls and donate it to community organizations in support of their work and the people they help. Chuck it is quite the logistical undertaking, and we need all the help we can get from students, faculty, staff, and community members! Thanks to the generous support from both Finance & Administration and the Division of Student Affairs, participation during the day is considered time worked. Students can log time participating as service in ServScript.

FSU students, staff, and faculty, sign up here.

Community members and high school students (Saturday only), sign up here.

Community Opportunities


Tallahassee School of Math and Science seeks volunteers for its field day on May 25 from 12 - 2:30 p.m.  TSMAS is a K-8 public charter school on North Monroe Street. Volunteers are needed who can come in an help teachers and students with academic, social, and life skills.  Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Travis Lewis at tlewis@tsmas.org or 850-681-7827.


Volunteer with Grace Mission Summer Academy

Grace Mission in Tallahassee seeks volunteers for their Summer Reading Academy at the Episcopal University Center at FSU from June 11 to June 15. The Academy will run from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This program is for rising 1st - 5th graders, and it provides a fun way for the kids to brush up on their reading skills in preparation for going back to school in August. This year's theme is Secrets of the Forest, and the focus will be the botanical and wildlife species in the Apalachicola Forest and the Native American people who lived here. Volunteers are expected to help with presentations, labs, games or arts and crafts. Volunteers also have the opportunity to aid in the organization of a Friday field trip. For more information contact, Wyatt Anger at wyattanger27@gmail.com.


FRENCHTOWN farmers market

Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

524 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32301, USA

The Frenchtown Farmers Market is a project of the Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Association, a non-profit organization working to grow the Frenchtown community. Support the community by purchasing fresh, local produce from the market!


volunteer with camp boggy creek

Make sure to mark your calendars or set an alarm on your phone because the Summer 2018 Volunteer Application will be available beginning April 4th at midnight! Sign up early because you know how quickly the sessions fill up! For your convenience, here is a direct link to your volunteer login page and the full summer schedule:

  • June 1-7 North Florida Cancer session
  • June 9-15 Heart session
  • June 18-24 South Florida Cancer session
  • June 27 – July 3 Epilepsy session
  • July 7-13 Bleeding Disorders/JRA
  • July 16-22 GI/Immunology/JRA
  • July 25 – 31 Asthma/Craniofacial/Kidney/Spina Bifida/Transplant
  • August 3-9 Sickle Cell



The Florida Department of Corrections seeks volunteers to conduct group activities in new specialized outpatient mental health units at Wakulla Correctional Institution. It’s a unique program that will provide augmented treatment for patients who have struggled to adjust in the general prison environment due to issues related to their mental illness.  Part of this augmented treatment will be providing an array of out-of-cell activities to improve socialization and engagement. We have been working to secure staff and volunteers for many of the activities listed below and some listed activities are just ideas for potential groups. The groups do not need to be limited to these alone. If someone has an interest or expertise in another area, please do not hesitate to inquire.

Planned group activities include:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Music Therapy, including classes in guitar, ukulele, music appreciation, band, and choral club
  • Art Therapy
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Reader’s Theatre
  • Poetry Club
  • Pet Therapy
  • Chess Club
  • Horticulture
  • Hydroponics
  • Movie Review Group
  • Book Club
  • Physical Education/Wellness groups
  • Small Group games
  • Computer Lab
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Volunteers will be working closely with security and our mental health team to provide a better treatment environment for some of our most vulnerable patients. We want to make improvements to meet their specific needs and we need some help to do it.  

For more information, contact Charles Huber, Region 1 volunteer coordinator, at Charles.Huber@fdc.myflorida.com.



c, Jobs, and Internships


Seth Rossetti Memorial Scholarship Open

The purpose of this scholarship is to support one undergraduate student who is presently or who was for a significant part of his/her life the child of a single parent. This scholarship is available to all current FSU undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and all incoming FSU freshmen with a minimum 3.0 high school cumulative grade point average.

Apply by May 4 at 11:59 p.m.



Ben Rosenbloom Memorial Service Scholarship OPEN

The Ben Rosenbloom Memorial Service Scholarship is designed to recognize students with an outstanding record of service and a commitment to a lifetime of service. Any rising sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student with a minimum 2.0 GPA is eligible to apply.

Apply by 4 at 11:59 p.m.



Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement

The Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at the University of Pittsburgh is preparing for its tenth annual Student Leadership Summit where it will welcome 50 dynamic student leaders from throughout the world on. The mission of the Academy is to inspire, develop, and reward accomplished student leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Summit participants have the unique opportunity to work alongside and learn from professional mentors who are leaders within their respective fields of business, law, medicine, government, education, and not-for-profit. To nominate a student for the Student Leadership Summit, please email the student’s name and email address to Sarah Popovich at sarahpopovich@pitt.edu.

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.



FSU Sustainability Advisory Board

In order to fulfill the FSU Strategic Plan's sustainability component, the Sustainability Advisory Board identifies potential projects and creates implementation recommendations. This Board had been separated into four committees, climate action, waste minimization, resource stewardship, and education for sustainability. They are looking for dedicated students to join this effort as a student committee member. If you are interested in playing a role in the future of sustainability at FSU, consider applying.



Common Tides Internship

Common Tides seeks interns for a sailing expedition to the US Virgin Islands where students will be able to teach, learn and instruct others on marine science, and travel. The internship lasts from July 10 to August 5. Interns will have the opportunity to learning basic sailing skills, help with hurricane relief efforts, instruct and lead student snorkel groups, and provide a free marine science program to local students. There is a fee for the participants that covers food, stay on the sail boat, and training. Common Tides, a 501(c)(3) is a non profit dedicated to providing free marine science and sailing programs to underserved local children of the islands.



Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center seeks FSU students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Improving low-performing public schools
* Fighting for immigrants' rights

Positions start August 13, 2018 in Knoxville, TN, Charleston, SC, Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, Lawrence, KS, and St. Petersburg, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits. Although it may be helpful, no prior organizing experience is necessary. Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply. To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or (202) 841-0353.




Every 34 seconds a baby is born into poverty. Every 47 seconds a child is abused or neglected. Every 56 seconds a baby is born without health insurance. Every second YOU have the opportunity to make a difference, and NOW is the time.

The Children's Defense Fund currently seeks committed, diverse, and driven individuals willing to put their passion in to practice as members of the Child Defender Fellowship. This program will provide training and engage participants in collective nonviolent action to positively impact children’s issues at the national, state and local levels. By the end of the fellowship, fellows will be empowered to use their voices to combat these issues and encourage others in their local and greater communities to do the same.

For more information visit childrensdefense.org or contact Madison Sampson at msampson@childrensdefense.org or (202) 662-3589 for more information.