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Service Learning Opportunities

Current list of Community Service/Service Learning (SL) opportunities.

NOTE:  All students.....make sure you use the updated community service form for submitting your hours and also ensure you outline exactly what you did during your community service, especially what you did that included learning. The form is located under "Forms" on the TCCHS home page. Service Learning opportunities are indicated with an astrisk before the listing.

***NEW!!! Hands On Thomas County Project Impact.  The folks at HOTC are looking for Project Impact Summer Camp student counselors during the week of June 10-14, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Counselors will be assisting the staff with several service projects throughout the community. Contact Ms. Ali Harvey at 226-5200 for details.

**Thomasville Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  Volunteering with Thomasville Habitat for Humanity ReStore may be something you want to get involved with. The Habitat Restores offer a multitude of volunteer opportunities such as creating decorative displays, stocking store shelves, unloading trucks, pricing inventory or simply organizing the ReStore and the warehouse. Volunteers are needed on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, contact Ms. Serena McGlocton or Nolah Shotwell at 229-236-7467 or 229-236-4224..

First Option Care.  First Option Care exists to equip women and men with the information and resources they need to make informed and confident pregnancy decision. While most volunteers have to be 18 or older, they do need volunteers to meet other needs, such as sorting and organizing donated toys, baby items, and baby clothing for later distribution. If you are interested, call Ms. Hillary Gwaltney at 229-226-0510, You can also check out their web site at:  http://www.1stoption.care/. 

**Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society.  Passionate about animals? Want to learn how to train the many dogs and cat at the shelter to make them more adoptable? This is a great opportunity to earn Service Learning hours, as formal training is provided so that students can actually work with the animals in this capacity. The Humane Society is also looking for student volunteers to help with the many chores that are associated with housing and maintaining the shelter. Call 229-228-0613 for more details. 

NEW!!!  Backpack Buddies. Starting June 5th, and for each Thursday during the month of June and July, students can volunteer for Backpack Buddies starting at 10:30 a.m. at the board complex. More details on summer hours are forthcoming. Ms. Ashley Finch (afinch@tcjackets.net) has more details.

Second Harvest of South Georgia Distribution Center. Needs group or individual volunteers on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month to assemble food items for the elderly in our community and the surrounding area.  This activity is held from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  This is a perfect opportunity for families, groups, and students to come together and make a difference for a neighbor in need!  See Colonel McLeod or call 229-421-1928 for details. 

**Jack Hadley Black History Museum.  This local museum, located on the old Douglas High School grounds, 214 Alexander Street, offers a wonderful opportunity to earn SL hours as you assist in one or more of the following projects: 1) Cataloging some 3,000+ books in the Perra Bell Library; 2) Installing an exhibition for visitors to view and learn from. Students would help in organizing archival space for a variety of contents that would serve as a useful tool in order for students to learn more about African American history and culture.  Contact Mr. JaMarcus Underwood, Museum Educator, Jack Hadley Black History Museum, 229-226-5029, for more information. Dates & times vary. 

Note:  See Colonel McLeod in Guidance for more details or call 229-403-9525. Other volunteer opportunities may be found at the HOTC web site:  www.handsonthomascounty.org.  


Service Learning Coordinator