For Our Community Partners

Community Partners

Getting Started

Thank you for being a community partner and providing our staff and students opportunities to serve the community. Our office will work with you to provide volunteers and support for your various events, services, and activities.

You can contact us via phone or e-mail to provide information about your particular event, service, or other program in need of volunteers. The BCVS office will make these opportunities available to our students, faculty, staff or groups on campus. For your convenience, you can submit a service request  online. All requests must be received a minimum of two weeks prior to the email being sent out (each Thursday). You may also provide our office with any informative materials such as brochures, packets, or registration forms detailing your organization’s mission, opportunities, and/or events by sending them to:

Berry College Volunteer Services
P.O. Box 495050
Mount Berry, GA 30149

BCVS@berry.edu


Student Involvement Fair

Our partners are encouraged to participate in the annual Student Involvement Fairs (hosting in the fall and spring semester), an excellent venue to showcase your volunteer opportunities and discover interested students, faculty, and staff. Pre-registration is required for all attendees. Contact our office if interested in participating and be on the lookout for information about upcoming Fairs!


Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day is an annual service day sponsored by USA Today at the end of October. Berry has participated in the service day for many years, and it is the longest standing tradition hosted by Volunteer Services. Every year, hundreds of students gather together to serve the community, working with various organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Angel Express, The Open Door Children’s Home, Boys and Girls Club, and more! Additionally, students host an annual Fall Carnival and invite children from the community. Various groups and organizations create carnival booths for children to participate in. If you would like to host a group of volunteers on this national service day, please contact our office. 


MLK Service Day

In collaboration with Georgia Power, BCVS hosts the annual MLK Service Day, “A Day On, Not a Day Off.” This day is part of a challenge issued by the President to bring people of all walks of life together to serve neighbors and community members. Berry College participates by working at various locations to answer Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s question, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'” 

Please Note: When requesting volunteers, be advised of the Berry College Academic Calendar. When classes are not in session, we have very few people on campus available to volunteer.

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