Student Liaisons serve as a crucial link between Samford University and the greater Birmingham community by connecting students with ongoing service opportunities at select community partner agencies. See below for a list of current volunteer opportunities!
Student Liaison: Devynne Roahrig
The Exceptional Foundation provides year-round services to individuals with special needs who have reached the age of 21 and no longer receive services from school systems. E-mail Devynne to learn more about weekly service opportunities.
Habitat for Humanity
Student Liaison: David Osula
The Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity works to make quality, affordable housing solutions available to low-income families. E-mail David to learn more about monthly volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers at Restoration Academy work individually with students from remedial to accelerated and offer in-school and after-school tutoring. E-mail Lindsey and Jillie to learn more about weekly volunteer opportunities.
The Birmingham Zoo
Student Liaison: Courtney Morgan
The Birmingham Zoo offers both ongoing and special event volunteer opportunities. The Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari volunteers may be asked to help with a tractor-pulled hay ride, holiday crafts, games, story time, train rides and other entertaining activities. E-mail Courtney to learn more about special event and weekly volunteer opportunities.
Dance for Downs
Dance for Downs is a community-wide dance and charity event organized by the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement and its founder, Lindy Williamson. The mission of Dance for Downs is to foster inclusion of adults with special needs and provide education on all issues related to Down syndrome through support of Down Syndrome Alabama. The 2014 event will be held on Thursday, April 3rd from 7pm-9pm in Bashinsky Gymnasium.
If you are interested in being matched as a Bulldog Buddy with a participant from the Turning Points program, please e-mail Meg Boothe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Leadership Team:
Director, Lindy Williamson
Assistant Director, Rachel Faith Garcia
Public Relations Coordinator, Madison Smith
Design Coordinator, Kasey Paine
Bulldog Buddies Coordinator, Meg Boothe
Community Service Fair
Each fall, representatives from Birmingham-area nonprofits are invited to come to Samford’s campus and share opportunities for students to get involved. The event is designed to provide a forum for students to connect to volunteer and service opportunities and foster positive relationships between Samford and the greater Birmingham community. The fall 2014 Community Service Fair will take place on Thursday, September 18th from 10 AM-2 PM on Ben Brown Plaza.
Cadres are small, dialogue-based groups led by Faculty, Staff or Administration, generally consisting of 8-12 students. The purpose of Cadres is to help students gain a deeper understanding of the Christian faith and its role in shaping their lives and our world.
Service Cadres are opportunities for Samford students to serve the Birmingham community. Students visit service sites once per week throughout the semester and can receive convocation credits for participating. Registration for Service Cadres is accessible through banner.