A Culture of Service
Berry College Volunteer Services is a student-led
office dedicated to service for the community.
The office coordinates several volunteer opportunities across campus
to engage students, faculty, and staff with Berry College, the City of Rome as well as the greater Floyd County.
Opportunities can be periodic or on-going commitments and
encourage students to:
- Gain knowledge and experience through co-curricular service
activities, focusing on a particular need, people group, or societal issue
- Promote citizenship and leadership for their future endeavors
- Observe and respond to the needs of the Rome and Floyd County
- Build relationships outside of Berry College
- Develop a sense of personal responsibility and understanding of
the world around them
BCVS works with individuals, groups (clubs,
organizations, departments, and residence halls), and community partners to
fulfill the Berry's motto, “Not to be ministered unto, but to minister” in every
One Time Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity
Volunteers are needed to prepare for the HomeMart Grand Opening as well as working during the opening weekend, today through Saturday. Shift times will be Friday from 9am to noon and from noon until 4pm. On Saturday volunteers will be working shifts from 9am till noon and from noon until 3pm. This opportunity will include store clean up and Grand Opening preparations, greeting and helping customers, and running the register. Please contact Katie Reid by phone or email at 706.378.0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Those interested in volunteering for Compassionate Paws, an Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy group, should attend a recruitment workshop on Saturday, June 2nd at 10am. The workshop will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 101 E. 4th Avenue in Rome. For more information please contact Linda Blankenship at 706.232.4917 or Sue Laugerman at 770.684.0731
Hands Around the Hill 5K
The Central Night Shelter looking for volunteers on Saturday June 9th to assist with the 5K beginning at 8am at Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington Street in Atlanta. Those interested should contact Katie Bashor through email at email@example.com
Mercy's Grands Who Care program is hosting a day of activities and fun for grandparents and their grandchildren at the Etowah Senior Center on Saturday, June 15. Volunteers are needed to help run various activities from 9:30am until the early afternoon. Please contact Shelby Rhea Stickland at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Parents at SOW, Inc. are looking for volunteers to baby-sit children anytime Monday - Friday from 8:00-5:00pm so that they can go job hunting! They will work with your schedule! Volunteers are also welcome on Saturdays so that parents can spend time together. Another opportunity at SOW, Inc. involved baby-sitting two girls: one that is 4 years old and one that is 6 months old, while the mother attends classes from 7:30 am until 12:30 pm, Monday - Thursday. If you are available or interested in either of these opportunities, please contact out office for more information. email@example.com 706.238.5845 Krannert 251
Hospitality House Thrift Store
Volunteers are needed to help the Hospitality Thrift Sore on
Saturdays with pick ups and deliveries between 10:00am and 4:00pm. This will involve lifting furniture and other
items. Contact Kristen Sheely at
A male volunteer is needed to mentor a 10 year old boy that loves to play soccer and is a student at East Central Elementary. The opportunity would take place on Wednesday or Saturday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Contact Kellie Clonts at 706.331.0056 to make a difference in a child's life!
Senior Citizen Opportunity
Female volunteers are needed to assist an elderly woman who has Alzheimer in the evenings or on weekday mornings. She speaks little English so this opportunity is great for Spanish students to improve their language skills! Contact her daughter, Marcela, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706.346.4202.
At Peace Hospice Care
At Peace Hospice Care is looking for
regular volunteers to go and visit with hospice patients in their homes.
Internships are also available in Medical, Marketing/Communications,
Social Work, and the Religion fields. Contact Tim Roberts at
Open Door Home
The Open Door Home is looking for tutors
to help with teenage students in foreign languages, math, and science.
The tutoring would need to take place at the Open Door Home. For more
information please contact Linda Burks at 706-232-6662.
Golden Living Center
Volunteers are needed to spend time with
the elderly at the Golden Living Center. Volunteer time is open to 7
days a week between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm.
Christopher Woodall at email@example.com or 706.234.8281
Goodwill Career Center
Volunteers are needed to help out at the Goodwill Career Center as a placement call specialist, computer support assistant, or a class instructor. For more information or to volunteer, contact Jaqueline Thrash at 706-292-3304 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys and Girls Club West Rome and YMCA of Rome
Tutors are needed to help students from pre-K to 6th
grade with math and reading. Sessions
would take place any date at the Boys and Girls Club West Rome location or the
YMCA of Rome from 3:30 to 4:30pm. If you
are interested please contact Erika Paez at 706.266.2190 or