Service Opportunities

The Service-Learning Leaders organize and lead a number of exciting service opportunities that occur on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Varied opportunities are available, so there is truly something for everyone! Pick your passion and become involved. You will make new friends, have fun, learn more about social issues and environments, and make a difference in the lives of others!

Below you can find a live calendar and descriptions of events that will be updated as event information becomes available.

To register for our service events, go to concordia.givepulse.com!

 

Service Opportunities for Spring 2015

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Mondays and Wednesdays (1pm-3pm in Residence Halls-H1)

Leader: Ashley Myers

Spend time with teenagers with special needs. This opportunity is located in the Residence Halls on campus. You must go through a background check to participate.

Photo credit: Kyle McCall

Giddings State School

Sundays (Next Service Events: February 8th, 15th, 22nd)

Leader: Kyle McCall

Spend time with the youth at the correctional facility in Giddings. We separate into groups of 4-5 and visit different dorms at the facility.

You must fill out the facility access agreement, read entire event packet, and agree to the rules and regulations of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and the Giddings State School. Contact Kyle McCall for more information. 

 Photo Credit: Austin Interfaith Action (IACT)

Hands on Housing

Once a month (Next Event: February 7th)

Leader: Kristen Kocsis

If you like working with your hands, this is the event for you! Come help repair homes of senior citizens and disabled individuals who are living deep in poverty. The goal is to keep the homeowners safe and help them remain in the homes and neighborhoods they love.

 

Summit Assisted Living

Thursdays 5:30pm-8:00pm

Leader: Madilynn Russo

Visit the elderly at the assisted living home right off 620. It's a great way to relax because you're able to play board games with them and listen to their stories.

Photo credit: LINC Austin

Serving Dinner for Street Youth

Thursdays at 3:00pm

Leader: Alison Beck

Come downtown to cook and serve dinner to the street youth in the Austin area. You'll have the opportunity to get to know them. This opportunity is directed by LINC Austin.

 

 

Texas Ramp Project

Once a Month (Next Event: February 28th)

Leader: Abi Boeck

If you enjoy working with your hands and alongside other people, this project is for you! You will have the opportunity to go to the home of someone who currently does not have wheelchair access to their home and build a ramp.  This is an incredible way to serve and make a huge difference in someone's life!

 

If you are having trouble viewing all the information for the event on the calendar, click on the "Agenda" tab and find the event to view the information in more detail.

 

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