Community Service

 

VITA (Volunteers in Income Tax Assistance) Program

VITA Sites/Times www.vitalowcountry.org  

(No income limitation, complexity limitations)

MyFreeTaxes  www.myfreetaxes.com/uscb

(Income limitation $58,000)


USCB Community Service programming offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities and ways to give back to your community. Along with our student organizations Sand Sharks for Service, we have a volunteer database  of over 60 organizations that are looking for students to help out. If you have a passion for service , and want to get involved please visit the Civic Engagement Coordinator in room 112 in the Campus Center.

Sand Sharks for Service (SSFS): Looking to volunteer and meet new people? Sand Sharks for Service is the way to go! SSFS is the community service organization on campus, dedicated to giving students a volunteer experience they will never forget. Key activities have included Service Saturdays (twice a month), the first USCB “Day of Service”, and a week of events to raise awareness for Domestic Violence month. SSFS has sent volunteers into numerous sites throughout the Beaufort-Jasper County area, including:

 

-Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA)

-Boys and Girls Clubs (Ridgeland, Hilton Head, Beaufort, and Jasper)

-Habitat for Humanity

-Family Promise

-Angelfood Ministries

-Kidsfest Beaufort

-Senior Citizens of Savannah

 

These are just a few of the volunteer options SSFS provides for students. Please visit our website at http://sandsharksforservice.webs.com or contact the club at pcastle@uscb.edu.

 

Alternative Spring Break (ASB): ASB is an exciting leadership and service experience  for students that takes place during USCb’s March vacation. The 2009-2010 ASB took place at Pritchards Island where students lived at a Sea Turtle research center, learning about the surrounding are and cleaning up the facility.

 

Volunteer Database: The USCB community service  program features a volunteer database with over 60 organizations that ranges from volunteering with children at schools to working in the medical field spending time with animals. If you have an interest, we have an organization for you to work with.