Pre-Approved CSER Opportunities Topical Search: LU Athletics
Athletic Academic Services
Matthew Anthony, Associate AD (434-592-4950 or Email)
Kristie Beitz, Senior Associate AD (434-582-2105 or Email)
Rueben Gaines, Academic Coordinator (434-582-2073 or Email)
Courtney Huffman, Assistant Director (434-582-2044 or Email)
Michael Johnson, Academic Coordinator (434-592-5413 or Email)
Lauren Amy, Academic Coordinator (434-592-7625 or Email)
The goal of Liberty Academic Affairs for Athletics CSER is to provide diverse and impactful service opportunities that fit student-athletes’ often busy and structured schedules. Opportunities range from serving children at schools, serving the elderly, reading programs, fundraisers, seasonal initiatives and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) service projects.
Todd Wetmore (582-2293 or Email)
The Athletic Communications Office provides students who are serious about pursuing careers in sports information, journalism, and public relations with an opportunity to serve Christ while interfacing with the media, opponents, the NCAA, and the fans of the Flames. Participation behind the scenes at various athletic events requires flexibility, dependability and the ability to work under pressure. Participation in the publication of media guides, athletics department website, press releases and schedules increase writing and editing skills. Students will have the opportunity to share Christ in a highly competitive environment and represent Liberty University both on the printed page and in the sports arena.
Isaac Apon (Email)
Service opportunities will include, but not be limited to, photography, videography and graphic design. The mission is to create visually appealing content that drives the message of Liberty Athletics, all while gaining real-world experience. Day-to-day objectives may change, but creating content for social media usage will be the forefront task. Primarily focusing on the Olympic Sports, these CSER opportunities will work with the Creative Director to update photoshop templates, film & photograph various sporting events and help with creative brainstorming.
These CSER positions are by invite only and will be decided upon by the discretion of the department. If interested, please email Isaac Apon with samples of your creative work, whether photo, video or design.
Kassy McAloon, Director of Fan Experience and Promotions (434-592-7097 or Email)
Football Game Day Staff – This position will assist the Fan Experience and Promotions team with handing out giveaways, promotional items, set-up/break down of events and providing a world-class experience for all fans who attend our events.
Street Team – Promote athletic events and communicate promotions within the residence halls, student body, and community groups. Distribute on-campus marketing materials such as flyers, ground decals, and campus signs in a timely manner. Research community events and make appropriate reservations. Setup tables and serve as Liberty Flames Athletics representatives by distributing promotional items at community and on-campus events. Contact campus groups, vendors, community organizations, recreation leagues, club/local teams etc. to organize promotional events. This is a preapproved position with our department. Interviews are needed to take place prior to being accepted for this position. If you are interested, please reach out to us.
Whenever working a Liberty Athletics event, you must wear Liberty branded gear. If any other article of clothing is branded with another team, you will be asked to change or leave.
Street Team Members must go through an interview process.
Supervisor: Daniel Brown (582-2101 or Email) or Daniel Preusser (582-2414 or Email)
In our Christian service area, we require our students to provide help in a variety of areas. One area that is vital is through camps. We hold a few youth camps and high school camps throughout the year where students can work with the kids, teach them baseball and talk to them about Christ if the opportunity presents itself. We also have CSER students who provide help with our facility, whether that be on the field or in the office. This can entail, practice help, game day operations, etc.
Katherine Widrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This CSER will involve serving at Liberty Club Sports events including, but not limited to, ice hockey, men’s lacrosse, wrestling, and other events within the Club Sports organization. If you are interested in serving with Liberty Club Sports, please email the supervisor listed above to receive more information.
CSER 480-005 Club Sports Concessions
Jillian Woosley email@example.com
CSER volunteers will help assist with serving guest in our Club Sports Concessions. We have three major locations: LaHaye Ice Center, Baseball, and Indoor Track. Three major opportunities are helping prepare food for customers, taking food to our suites, or being a runner for our cashiers.
Helping to prepare food: We serve several different food options in our stands. A volunteer would help in preparing things like nachos, pretzels, fried foods, and pizza.
Taking food to our suite holders: We have ten suites that order food during hockey games. a volunteer would help transport the suite orders from concessions to each suite.
Runner for cashier: A volunteer would help the cashier get the items that the customer ordered.
Football Recruiting – Assist with on-campus recruiting events.
In-Office duties would include clerical duties and video evaluation/organization.
Supervisor: Jeff Thomas (841-1347 or Email) or Andrew Nelson (Email)
The Liberty Golf team participates in Christian Service through the Lunch Buddies program in Lynchburg city schools. Our athletes eat lunch with kids from local elementary schools. This gives our athletes the opportunity to build friendships, and provide encouragement in these kid’s lives. We also have CSER volunteers that help out with our practice facility and in the office. This can involve help with practice, inputting stats, etc.
Katherine Widrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This CSER is meant for Liberty Club Sports athletes who will be serving in some capacity within the community. The volunteer requirements will involve setting up, tearing down, and serving at given events.
Rebekah Ray (582-2337 or Email)
The Men’s Basketball Christian Service allows our players the opportunity to minister to our community using their athletic ability as a platform. They participate in local club, school and community events offering positive and encouraging interaction with the people they come in contact with.
Men’s Cross Country and Track
Darrel Jones (email@example.com)
CSER students will be responsible for helping with Liberty-hosted track and field meets so that they run smoothly and orderly. CSER students will also contribute to various service opportunities surrounding the sport, including team community outreach events.
Andrew Madero (582-2381 or Email)
In our CSER, we provide the opportunity for students/ student athletes to serve through the game of soccer. We have several camps and clinics each year where they can serve high school aged kids and younger. In this context, they are able to teach soccer and life skills and encourage them wherever they are in life. We also provide our students the opportunity to serve by taking care of facility maintenance and equipment use. Lastly, several of our students help out in managing different game day related activities surrounding our competitions.
We are also looking for students to help with gameday operations. This could include being a ball boy or helping to coordinate the game set up. We have 7-8 home games a year to take part in.
Supervisor: Derek Schwandt (582-2409 or Email)
Our students are involved in different camps that we do each year for Christian Service. This includes working with the campers as well as administrative duties as needed. They are encouraged to share their testimony with the campers and build relationships. We also get involved with local tennis charities to help fund-raise for underprivileged kids to have an opportunity to play tennis.
The Liberty University Mascot Team is looking for students who want to fulfill their Christian Service hours by assisting behind the scenes with various Sparky events, tasks, and projects during the semester. This can include working as a handler, assisting with game-day photo and video coverage, or working on Sparky’s nationals video and props. No experience is necessary, and any required training and apparel will be provided. Sparky Squad members will not be performing in suit but are welcome to participate in the Sparky tryout held each year. Students who are interested or who would like to learn more may contact complete the online questionnaire at www.libertyflames.com/sparky. Candidates will interview with someone from the Liberty University Mascot Team for the position.
Women’s Volleyball Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Responsibilities include the following:
Creating recruiting packets and mail outs for prospective student-athletes.
Database entry of recruiting questionnaire information.
Writing hand-written notes to recruits.
Labeling and mailing recruiting packets.
Designing mail out and email flyer templates.
Sending camp information to local high school teams.
Any other day to day operations required by the staff.
Students are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours a semester, however, a commitment of 2+ hours a week (30+ hours) is preferred. We would like workers who can maintain a regular schedule and commit to certain days/times each week in order to provide consistency.
Women’s Cross Country & Track
CSER students will be responsible for helping track and field meets run smoothly and orderly. Volunteers will also work with the team during practice and throughout the season, and will be serving within the athletic department and in the community.
Jennifer Burris firstname.lastname@example.org
We run many different things such as youth clinics that our girls help with. Often we encourage girls to partake in things with Athletics as well for CSER such as student development opportunities or volunteering at old age homes, humane societies and so forth.
Supervisor: Audrey Adkison (Email)
Women’s Soccer is looking for Exercise Science students who can look at data and explore different ways to prevent injury.
Marketing majors or Visual Arts students are also wanted to use their creativity to showcase the soccer program. Women’s Soccer is found on Instagram and Twitter and have lofty goals for our organization’s reach to the public.
Supervisor: Jeff Maren (592-6259 or Email)
Our students are involved in different camps that we do each year for Christian Service. This includes working with the campers as well as administrative duties as needed. They are encouraged to share their testimony with the campers and build relationships. We also get involved with local tennis charities to help fund-raise for underprivileged kids to have an opportunity to play tennis. We also allow CSER hours for students who want to serve the tennis team during home contests. They run errands, help with promotions, and do clean-up.