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Vikings Days of Service: About Our Service Projects

Each summer and fall, SJR State will solicit applications from organizations and agencies in the community for service projects which would benefit from the volunteer hours being offered by the College. SJR State will only consider service projects organized by organizations and agencies operating within the College’s service district. Such entities may include:

  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Charitable organizations
  • Civic organizations
  • Cultural centers (libraries, museums, parks)
  • Educational organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Healthcare organizations (hospitals, hospices, community health centers)
  • Service organizations

Service projects selected for inclusion on a Viking Day of Service will be charitable projects occurring within the College’s service district that benefit the community at large. Projects should be scheduled to occur on the day identified by the College as the “Viking Day of Service.” Applications will be reviewed by members of the Viking Days of Service Planning Committee using the rubric provided in the Viking Days of Service: Service Project Selection Guidelines. Applicants will be notified if their proposal has been selected no less than two weeks prior to the scheduled Viking Day of Service. While multiple projects will be selected for inclusion on a particular Viking Day of Service, the number of projects selected for inclusion will vary in each instance depending upon the needs of the project(s) selected and the number of volunteers available.

Incomplete proposals, late proposals, projects resulting in personal or financial gain for an individual or entity, projects occurring outside of the College’s service district, projects deemed physically unsafe for College participants by the Committee, and/or projects that exceed the scope of the Viking Days of Service initiative for time and resources will be deemed ineligible for consideration by the Committee.   

For each proposed service project, the following information will be required: agency/group/need being served; a contact person to include phone number/email; the location where the service will be performed; description of the project and tasks to be performed; required skill/physical ability of the volunteers; and minimum and maximum number of required volunteers.

Other SJR State Service Projects

Service is part of the mission of many SJR State student clubs and organizations, and smaller student-led projects and employee-led projects are planned throughout each academic year in addition to the college-wide Vikings Fall and Spring into Service days. The Vikings Days of Service Planning Committee strives to support these smaller service events through marketing and other resources as available and appropriate.

For more information about year-round student-led and employee-led service projects at SJR State, please contact the Student Activities Coordinator, the Executive Director at your campus, the SJR State Chapter of AFC's Service Project Chair, or any member of the Vikings Days of Service Planning Committee.

Planning Committee Members

SJR State faculty, staff, and students who are interested in shaping the College’s service efforts are encouraged to volunteer to be a member of the Vikings Days of Service Planning Committee. The purpose of the planning committee is to collaboratively share ideas and assist in the planning of the service options for the college-wide Fall and Spring into Service days.

2021 Spring Committee

Dr. Melanie Brown (Chair)

Dr. Christina Will

Royce Bass

Michelle Gibson

Dr. Melissa Perry

2019-2020 Vikings Days of Service Planning Committee Members

 

 

Dr. Myrna Allen

Royce Bass

Amanda Brown

Dr. Melanie Brown (Chair)

Dr. Ellen Burns

Meghan Deputy

Brittnee Fisher

Dr. Summer Garrett

Michelle Gibson

Jack Hall

Heather Jones

Dr. Edward Jordan

Mike Keller

Susan Kessler

Dr. Mary Ann Kester

Dr. Aaron Knowles

Andrew MacFarlane

Kara McKinley

Dr. Diane Pagano

Dr. Melissa Perry

President Joe Pickens

Cheryl Ratliff

Paula Reeger

Karen Thomas

Caroline Tingle

Stephen Tomasovitch

Beryl White-Bing

Dr. Christina Will