The Office of Community Service strives to connect students with opportunities for meaningful service to the campus, local, and global communities. These community service opportunities are considered actions taken to meet the needs of others and better the community as a whole. Volunteerism creates the ability to connect a student to their local and campus communities as well as develop as a leader.
If you would like to become more connected to service opportunities, join our community service portal in OrgSync to receive updates as well as become connected with our community partners.
First Saturday of Service
As part of Weeks of Welcome returning and incoming students are encouraged to participate in approximately 3 hours of community service in the local community.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - Check in starts at 12PM, Hoag Patio (Rain Location: ABC rooms)
Additionally we are looking for site leaders for the First Saturday of Service. These are returning students who lead a group of students to a service site and serve as the point of contact.
Project C.A.N. Do!
Look for donation bins in the residence halls and academic spaces at the end of every semester to donate clothing and non-perishable food items that will in turn be given to local charities.
Also visit the following links to find local opportunities:
Although the Office of Student Involvement does not organize community service efforts on the Gainesville campus, you can check OrgSync to identify organizations working with issues that interest you. Check out our student clubs and get involved with their service efforts!