Service Opportunities for Students (SOS) exists to educate and foster life-learning and social responsibility and to provide students with a chance to serve the Savannah community through volunteer and paid positions. The office promotes community service and service learning as a link between the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Savannah community while enhancing the existing curriculum through positions that allow students to develop skills in work-based outlets.
SOS is the Savannah College of Art and Design’s student-led community service office. It is comprised of seven service coordinators, who each coordinate and facilitate specific programs. Coordinators gain experience in networking, recruiting, project-planning, decision-making, promotion, and delegating responsibilities. SOS provides students with the opportunity to serve Savannah community through contacts with local agencies and schools. The needs of the community dictate the service provided.
SOS has been SCAD’s source for community service for almost thirteen years. In the past, students expressed a need for outreach programs and SCAD has supported the need. Today Service Opportunities for Students offers numerous volunteer programs including Alternative Spring Break, H.E.Art, Book Buddies, Kid’s Cafe, Habitat for Humanity, Pet Project, and a variety of special events throughout the school year.
2012- 2013 Coordinators
Student Director: Monica Rodriguez
Publicity: Mary Curtis
Habitat for Humanity Coordinator: Betsy DelCiampo
Pet Project Coordinator: Jo-Yee Pang
Kid’s Cafe Coordinator: Audrey Pray
H.E.Art Coordinator: Franki DeSaro
Special Events & Alternative Spring Break Coordinator: Kristin Sears
Coordinator of Student Activities: TBA
If you would like to sign up for an community service event or project with SOS, please come to our meetings or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912.525.8800.