Stephen F. Austin State University

Service Programs

Jacks Give Back


Are you looking for an internshp rooted in service?

Here are two great opportunities for you! Join the Leadership & Service Team as we work toward maximizing servce opportunities for SFA students, strengthen relationship with our Nacogdoches community, and further the culture of caring at SFA!.

Volunteer Coordinator: This intern would focus on student outreach and recruitment. There would be a large social media and branding component. This intern will gain the ability to plan and lead meetings; manage and supervise projects; and engage with peers and community leaders. Opportunities for career development are strongest in the areas of : written/oral communication, influence, and organization. Goal planning, assessment, and reflective journaling are structured elements of this experience. Here is a full position description.

Community Liaison: This intern's focus is mainly our community partners and agencies. The time spent by this intern will be primarily face to face tending to the needs of agencies and finding solutions to how we can best help them. This intern will gain the ability to engage with community leaders; design action plans; and gain a further grasp on the mission of local agencies/organizations. Opportunities for career development are strongest in the areas of: teamwork, decision making and written/oral communication. Goal planning, assessment, and reflective journaling are structured elements of this experience. Here is a full position description.

Applicants can send their cover letter, resume, and three references to Molly Moody at

Looking for volunteer opportunities

Students looking for opportunites for service in the SFA and Nacogdoches communities can begin their search on the Jacks Give Back Facebook page. "Like" us today received notficiations about upcoming service opportunities!

Requests for volunteers

To have your request for volunteers posted on our Jacks Give Back Facebook page and addtional help from the Leadership & Service Team begin by filling out a Volunteer Request Form here.

Service Partners

The Office of Student Affairs Programs has built relationships with many local community agencies that utilize student volunteers. There is a great need in the Nacogdoches community for volunteers and SFA students are an integral part of fulfilling this need!

All of these agencies have volunteer opportunities available for SFA students and potential opportunities for service learning project partnerships. Click below to review our listing of service partners.

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Alternative Breaks

The Alternative Breaks program offers students the opportunity to travel via weekend trips and during Spring Break to provide service in a different community. Each year, students apply and interview for a spot on one of the teams. Alternative Breaks provides these students with valuable experiences in teamwork and meaningful community engagement. Students learn about the climate and culture of the destination city during pre-trip meetings, and are responsible for planning trip activities and working together to solve problems.

Each team member is also responsible for fundraising a portion of the trip costs. Numerous fundraising opportunities are available.

Each year, the destinatiosn are kept under wraps until the team of students are chosen. Previous destinations have included Lake Charles, LA (2015), Oklahoma City, OK (2014), Hot Springs, AR (2013), Long Beach, MS (2012), Memphis, TN (2011), and New Orleans, LA (2010).

Applications for all three trips will be available online Aug. 31- Sept. 14

- October 23-25: Affordable Housing

- February 19-21: Children and Families

- March 11-19: Various social issues

Students With Disabilities

The Office of Student Affairs Programs is committed to providing support for students with disabilities. If you are a student who needs an accommodation to attend or participate in one of our events or student organizations you are encouraged to stop by Room 325 in the Human Services Building to make your request. You may also call us at (936) 468-3004, TDD: (936) 468-1004.

If you have an accommodation request please see us as soon as possible, so we can make any arrangements necessary. Accommodations can only be arranged once a request has been submitted in writing to Disability Services. To the greatest extent possible, the Office of Student Affairs Programs shall observe confidentiality with respect to any request for accommodation.

Students who feel they have not been accommodated appropriately can appeal that decision utilizing the university appeals process.