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Join the CSSV Team

The Center for Sustainable Service & Volunteerism recruits student staff members during the spring semester each year.  We are looking for dedicated, committed student leaders who want to be engaged in service and part of the CSSV team. Applications will be available for Student Directors and Assistant Student Directors/Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Committee Chairs. Descriptions for each position are listed in the applications.

Applications are no longer being accepted for Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Assistant Team Leader

The CSSV Assistant Team Leaders positions include: Al’s Pals, Beat Auburn Beat Hunger, Impacting Poverty, Team, Civic Responsibility & Engagement, Campus Kitchen Project , Generations, and Alternative Break. There will be three Assistant Team Leaders positions for each specific focus area.

Each CSSV Assistant Team Leaders (A.T.L.) oversees a specific area within their focus area. Assistant Student Directors are directly responsible for coordinating events, promoting awareness and soliciting volunteers for their area.  The A.T.L’s along with the Student Director will serve as a committee. Assistant Team Leaders in Impacting Poverty, Civic Responsibility & Engagement, Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger, Generations, Campus Kitchen Project, and Al's Pals and will adopt one community partner each semester to work directly with and will take volunteers to that location each week. Alternative Break will be responsible for adopting one community partner to work directly with once a month.

ATLs are required to work 5 hours per week for the duration of the school year (August- May, excluding breaks).  A.T.L.’s will spend 2 hours per week at a service location and will spend 3 hour per week in the CSSV office.


Community Action Team Descriptions

 Campus Kitchen Projects

Mission: The mission of The Campus Kitchens Project is to use service as a tool to: Strengthen Bodies by using existing resources to meet hunger and nutritional needs in our community; Empower Minds by providing leadership and service learning opportunities to students, and educational benefits to adults, seniors, children and families in need; and

Build Communities by fostering a new generation of community-minded adults through resourceful and mutually beneficial partnerships among students, social service agencies, businesses and schools.

Al’s Pals  Education Impact Team

Mission: To organize and promote the Al’s Pals afterschool mentoring program for at-risk youth in the Tuscaloosa community. Students will serve as mentors to elementary students at Mackenzie Court Community Center and Oakdale Elementary School. Note:  Al’s Pals staff applications will be available in March.

Generations Service Team

Mission: To organize and promote events that center around working with humans in all aspects of the journey through life.  This team will focus on educating the community and engaging in service that promotes life well-being with all generations.

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger

Mission: To organize and promote the annual Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive that pits Alabama against  Auburn University to see who can collect the most food in the weeks leading up to the Iron Bowl.

Sample projects could include: 5K Race, fundraising events, West Alabama Food Bank service (Please see attached BABH Committee Chair descriptions) 

Poverty Impact Team

Mission: To organize projects concerning issues surrounding poverty and meeting basic human needs throughout the year and educate the UA community on the issues surrounding these issues of poverty. Issues such as hunger, homelessness, health, etc

Sample projects could include: Sleep-out on the Quad, Hunger Banquet,


Civic Responsibility & Engagement

Mission: To organize and promote events centered around working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.

Sample projects could include: , blood drives, recycling initiatives,

Alternative Break

Mission: To plan and organize events for the UA student body during Fall, Winter, and Spring break.  To also promote service once a month through Habitat for Humanity.

Sample projects could include: Alternative Spring Break, Alternative Winter Break (HOUSE UNITED), and Alternative Fall Break


Assistant Team Leader Job Descriptons

1. Public Relations, Advertising, & Recruitment Assistant Team Leader

Will be the liason to the public relations/advertising team. Will create and implement recruitment plans for each event hosted within the Community Action Team. Includes: SLPRo, Social Media Management, Press Releases, Etc

2. Cornerstone/Monthly Education Event Planner Assistant Team Leader

Will be in charge of the planning and implementation for the two large scale cornerstone events as well as monthly educational/awareness events concerning topics of focus for your Community Action Team. Includes: Securing expert speakers, Grounds Use Permits, Food Preparations, Liaison to University Programs & Crossroads, etc

3. Weekly Service Assistant Team Leader

Will develop a team of servers and plan and facilitate one weekly continuous and meaningful service project. Includes: Transportation, Waivers, Training of Volunteers, Relationships with Community Partners, and Reflection.


Please direct any questions to Courtney Chapman Thomas