any given week there are multiple opportunities for Berry College students to
volunteer, from assisting on a Habitat for Humanity build to tutoring children.
Berry, the schools founder, instilled the concept “head, heart, and hands” in
1902 and more than 100 years later this motto is still a vital belief among
College Volunteer Services recently took part in the nationwide Make a
Difference Day. More than 300 Berry students took part in projects throughout
Rome and Floyd County, but the student organization also has ongoing
opportunities for students such as tutoring or visiting patients in hospice.
Students are currently collecting toys for Toys for Tots.
presents opportunities for students to get to know Rome and builds foundations
for gaining a better understanding of the world,” said Berry College Volunteer
Services Director Sydney Hulebak.
Berry College Chaplain’s Office also hosts opportunities for students to serve.
This year the chaplain’s office took part in Operation Christmas Child in which
students fill a shoe box with basic hygiene items, toys, and school supplies.
These shoes boxes are then delivered around the world to third world countries.
Not only are the children given the gifts in the shoe box, but they are also
given a copy of the Bible in their own language.
by Student Public Relations Assistant Liz Bradford. Photos by student
photographers Michaela Grass, Hayden Sloan, Mary Claire Stewart