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Let’s discover how we can work together

The Office of Volunteer Services and Community Engagement is here to facilitate partnerships between Augusta University and the community and make sure all parties get connected to the right resources.

You’ll find examples of the kinds of partnerships we facilitate here. If you need more help finding the right one for you, contact us.

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Community Engagement
Health Sciences, AA-171
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912

706-721-3596
volunteers@augusta.edu 

Hire Augusta University Talent

Whether you’re looking to add a full-time employee, part-time student, or even interns, we can help. When you partner with our career services department, you get access to the entire network of AU students and alumni.

Who you work with depends on what kind of employee you are seeking—and at what stage of their career they need to be in.

Recruit AU Volunteers

Community service is an integral part of an Augusta University education, so if your organization is looking for volunteers, we can help. The Office of Volunteer Services & Community Engagement will support you in finding potential volunteers. Options include participating in one of our community service days the campus hosts each year, marketing your opportunities through an on-campus volunteer recruitment fair or advertising in our student service newsletter.

Get help with your community-engaged research project

If you’re considering a community-engaged research project, we want to work with you.

We can help connect you with the right partners to:

  • Plan your project
  • Find like-minded AU researchers, centers, and institutes to work with
  • Find community partners and volunteers
  • Secure funding
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Community partnerships that make Georgia a better place to live.

We are proud to facilitate partnerships between AU faculty, staff, and students and the community. These partnerships take many forms, from individual projects to full-scale initiatives with many moving parts and pieces.

Whatever form they take, they help us to satisfy our mission and improve the quality of life locally and across Georgia.

Building stronger, smarter cities

Public health solutions. Economic development. A quality education. A thriving arts scene. A healthy environment. Ability to rebound from a disaster. These are all things that go into making a community strong—and issues we tackle through community partnerships.

Fostering student achievement

Augusta University is dedicated to working with community partners to foster K–12 student success and make sure everyone in our community has access to the educational opportunities they deserve. We are involved on every level. Our campus hosts yearly academic events, offers classes to students in the community, and works with our neighborhood schools to increase opportunity for everyone.

Improving health

We believe that a healthy community is a growing community. That’s why our healthcare mission expands not just across our campus, but across our state and beyond.

Building Stronger, Smarter Communities

Public health solutions. Economic development. A quality education. A thriving arts scene. A healthy environment. Ability to rebound from a disaster. These are all things that go into making a community strong—and issues we tackle through community partnerships.

Making the arts accessible

We understand that the arts are the soul of the work that we do at Augusta University and through the arts we are able to connect and nourish the creative hunger of our community.

Maxwell Theatre Lyceum Series

The Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, is the cultural heart of the Augusta University campus, and students take center stage. The Department of Music ensembles and Theatre Augusta University, from the Department of Communication, provide ample performance opportunities for students. The Lyceum Series presents national and international music, dance, and theatre companies.

Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art

The Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art's mission is to promote smart and relevant works of art by emerging, mid-career and established contemporary artists. The Gallery strives to serve as a laboratory for student learning and seeks to enrich the lives of community members.

Preparing communities for disaster

Augusta University is committed to partnering with our local emergency agencies to ensure that our community and neighbors have the support and care needed during disaster situations.

Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPaR)

The Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response provides support, and training on-campus and across our community to reduce the disruption of service and loss of life and property during disasters and emergency situations.

AU Medical Reserve Corps

The Augusta MRC unit plays a critical role in emergency response and public health initiatives on campus and at the local level and supports the university's mission of providing world class educational and clinical opportunities for our students, staff, and faculty through meaningful service to our community.

Fostering Student Achievement

Augusta University is dedicated to working with community partners to foster K–12 student success and make sure everyone in our community has access to the educational opportunities they deserve. We are involved on every level. Our campus hosts yearly academic events, offers classes and camps to students in the community, and works with our neighborhood schools to increase opportunity for everyone.

Academic competitions at Augusta University

We’re proud to host a variety of local middle and high school competitions, including:

STEAMIFY

STEAMIFY is a design-based problem solving competition, hosted by the College of Education that gives students in grades 4-8 the opportunity to apply the content they are learning in the contexts of either engineering or art. By doing so, they can construct deep understandings of how this knowledge can be authentically used in their daily lives. Student participants can improve their 21st century habits of mind and hand that are needed in a world yet to be imagined!

Junior Model United Nations (JMUN)

The Junior Model United Nations (JMUN) program at Augusta University introduces middle school students to global challenges and allows them to learn about the culture and politics of another State. Much like the college program, JMUN participants assume the perspective of a diplomat from a UN Member State and represent their position in a day-long simulation at Augusta University. Students are able to choose their State and conduct research prior to the conference in order to debate, negotiate, and work towards a realistic solution.

Academic tutoring

Academic tutoring is an important component in any plan emphasizing student achievement. Augusta University is proud to offer a number of ways students can get the help they need to succeed.

The Literacy Center

Following the belief that learning is a life-long experience, the Augusta University Literacy Center provides highly individualized, one-on-one tutoring sessions for those in the community who have a desire to become better readers. At the AU Literacy Center learners of all ages often start their tutoring sessions with reading abilities below grade level. Through intensive tutoring sessions they improve their grades, raise their test scores, learn productive study skills, build their academic self-confidence, and develop a heartfelt enthusiasm for learning.

Classes and camps

Augusta University is home to a number of summer camps and year-round classes that help prepare area students for a wide variety of careers. Additionally, we partner with community organizations to host camps that promote well-being and healing for those that need it most.

Kids University

Children learn best by doing! They are happy when engaged in learning! Kids University offers half-day or full-day academic enrichment programs designed by AU faculty for kids who have completed Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Health Sciences Summer Academy

Augusta University Health Sciences Summer Academy (HSSA) is designed as a precollegiate introduction to the academic and professional world of health sciences. The academy provides intense, hands-on activities during the day including building health skills set, simulations and case studies. Students will explore scientific discovery and research. The HSSA curriculum is devoted to specific themes of patient assessment, chronic illness, disease and trauma care.

GenCyber Camps

GenCyber residential camps are open to high school students of diverse backgrounds, that feature engaging activities including an afternoon visit to NSA Georgia and the Fort Gordon Cyber Center of Excellence. Our mission is to grow the number of students studying cybersecurity and our camps focus on engaging the learners with sound cybersecurity principles.

Band Camp

The Augusta University Band Camp is open to rising 6th-12th grade band students who have at least one year of experience. It provides middle and high school students with intensive musical experiences and plenty of fun. This year's camp will include the large ensemble in addition to two jazz bands. Our program will separate middle and high school students as they work on music that is appropriate for their skill level.

Music Conservatory

Welcome to the Music Conservatory at Augusta University. We are a music school for the community. The Music Conservatory offers private lessons for most instruments and voice types, various large and small ensembles for children and adults and summer music camps. Our teachers include faculty members of the Augusta University Music Department as well other highly qualified local professional musicians.

AU Health Volunteen Program

The AU Health VolunTeen Program gives local high school students the opportunity to contribute to the community while exploring a career in the medical field. The program provides teenagers with practical experience and practice while developing good work habits. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors ages 15-18 may apply.

SafeKids Safe Sitter Classes

Safe Sitter® is the only national nonprofit training program exclusively devoted to preparing young teens to be safe in unsupervised settings, whether babysitting, sibling sitting or home alone. The Safe Sitter® curriculum is designed exclusively for young teens in grades 6 – 8, and covers the following areas: safety skills, child care skills, CPR, first aid & rescue skills, and life & business skills. Safe Sitter® courses are instructor-led and interactive, with hands-on demonstrations and skills practice using soft-bodied dolls and medical manikins.

Children’s Hospital of GA Kid’s Camps at Camp Lakeside

CHOG and the Family Y have partnered to create and maintain a camp for kids with cancer, kids with diabetes, kids with joint disorders, kids with heart conditions and kids who have been recently diagnosed with cancer and to ensure that they have access to the same experiences as other Camp Lakeside campers. We have strived to create the safest, most comprehensive camp for children with challenges.

Improving health

We believe that a healthy community is a growing community. That’s why our healthcare mission expands not just across our campus, but across our state and beyond. We work to improve the health of the state of Georgia by being the primary trainer of health care workers in the state. We also partner with a number of organizations to bring health initiatives to life, ensuring our neighbors throughout the region can get the access to health care that they need.

Student Outreach Clinics & Events

Augusta University health sciences students and faculty have worked with community partners to establish a number of community clinics in order to bring health care services to underserved populations in our local community and beyond. These interdisciplinary clinics engage students from colleges across campus including medical, dental, nursing as well as allied health to offer patients a more well-rounded care experience.

Equality Clinic

We serve as an LGBTQ-friendly space for those in the CSRA community who are under- or un-insured and fall below 200% of the federal poverty level. We are creating a clinic where patients can receive the care they deserve in a welcoming, open environment. Wherever you fall on the complex spectrums of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual attraction, you can come to Equality Clinic and discuss your specific health needs without fear of judgment or discrimination.

Clinica Latina

Clínica Latina is a free clinic for individuals who do not have health insurance and/or live below 200% of the national poverty level. The clinic is presently run on the campus of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. In addition to offering health care services, Clínica Latina also offers educational experiences to the people who volunteer in the clinic. We have an interdisciplinary learning opportunity offered to the nursing students, PA students, and medical students of Augusta University.

8th Street Free Clinic

This student run clinic meets on Monday evenings to serve the homeless and uninsured population of the Augusta area. As the only truly free clinic in the area, the clinic sees approximately 400-500 patients per year for both acute and chronic family medicine care.

Asian Clinic

Student run clinic that provides low income people of Asian background with basic health care and provides medical students with hands on experience in primary care. The clinic has translators for Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean available most of time.

Women’s Clinic

The Family Medicine Interest Group also operates a bi-weekly evening clinic to serve indigent women in the area. A variety of women's services are offered, including well-woman exams, contraceptive counseling, acute care, STD and sexual health counseling and treatment. Residents rotate through the Women's Clinic during their gynecology and women's health months. As with the Clinic for the Homeless, residents gain valuable experience in addressing the needs of vulnerable patient populations, and also have the opportunity be involved in medical student education activities.

Give Kids a Smile Day

The Dental College of Georgia students, faculty, and staff deliver free dental care to underserved elementary school children from across our area in partnership with Communities in Schools. The children waited in a “party room” this year where they could color, watch dental movies, and dance to music being played.

Costa-Layman Health Fair

The College of Nursing sponsors two annual health service events providing health screenings and referrals for farm workers of Costa-Layman Farms. These health services provide valuable health information for the farmworkers as well as hands-on opportunities for education and research for faculty and students. The Health Fair has become an interdisciplinary event that spans over seven different disciplines. Local agencies and services are also involved in providing these services.

Connecting health and wellness in education

Sports Medicine Outreach Program

Sports Medicine Center has an established outreach program that provides Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC), to meet the needs of the recreational, scholastic and collegiate athletes throughout the CSRA. Augusta University's Medical Center Outreach Program provides services which include daily coverage of practice and all home events, as well as special events in the community. Augusta University's Medical Center athletic trainers develop and maintain the overall physical fitness of athletes and assist athletes in achieving a high level of fitness necessary to compete successfully.

The Augusta University Community Training Center

The Augusta University Community Training Center is an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center providing emergency life support classes to Augusta and the CSRA community. We support the mission of the American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiovascular Care Program to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke by improving the Chain of Survival in every community. We provide courses in Adult CPR, AED, Child CPR, Infant CPR, for Healthcare Providers and the laypersons. Our courses are taught according to AHA 2010 Guidelines.

Advancing community health research

Research is another important part of the overall community health puzzle. Research centers at Augusta University partner with the community to facilitate community-engaged projects and further research intended to improve health in our area.

Institute of Public and Preventive Health

The Institute of Public and Preventive Health (IPPH) works to improve health, reduce health disparities, and prevent injuries and illnesses in Georgia through research, service, leadership, and training.

Georgia Prevention Institute

Our mission is to improve health and healthcare across the lifespan through research, education, and service. In the GPI, AU is noted for its support of the community, as well as innovative research in both the community setting and in improving patient care through laboratory studies. Our research focuses on hypertension, diabetes, obesity, lung disease, kidney disease, osteoporosis, diet, inflammation, alcohol intake, music, stress reduction, and early life stress in high risk populations. Our continued growth and development will allow us to continue serving the community in disease prevention and treatment.

Tobacco Cessation Program

We offer an integrative approach to help tobacco users quit. This includes cigarette, cigar and hookah smokers, electronic-cigarette users, and spit tobacco users. Our cessation clinic and classes use proven, research-based, or evidence-based methods to help you and the people you care about live a healthier life without tobacco!

Cancer Community Awareness Research and Education

The Georgia Cancer Center's c-CARE initiative is designed to improve cancer outcomes in minority and medically-underserved populations. c-CARE uses a sustainable and collaborative community-based approach for implementation in churches, clinics, and recreational centers. Community Healthcare Workers will deliver a series of educational modules. Each module will focus on cancers that are either preventable or have the potential to be detected early enough to change outcomes (e.g lung, breast, colon).

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Whether you’re looking to add a full-time employee, part-time student, or even interns, Augusta University can help. When you partner with our career services departments, you get access to the entire network of AU students and alumni.

Find your next full-time employee

If you’re hoping to snap up a new AU grad for your organization, you’ll want to start with our Career Services Office. They can help you determine the best recruiting strategy for your needs. You can post jobs in our employment database, actively recruit students from specific schools or departments, and participate in career fairs and other special events.

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Staff up your internship program

Hiring an intern is a great way to get the help you need and make a significant contribution to someone’s education. Internships can be either paid or unpaid, but the university encourages you to compensate your interns whenever possible. You can recruit interns through job postings, internship fairs, and special events. If you’re not sure where to start, our career services team can help you through the process.

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Recruit for student volunteers

Community service is an integral part of an Augusta University education, so if your organization is looking for volunteers, we can help. The Office of Volunteer Services & Engagement will support you in finding potential volunteers. Options include participating in one of our community service days the campus hosts each year, marketing your opportunities through an on-campus volunteer recruitment fair or advertising in our student service newsletter.

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