University of Vermont

Service Organizations

If you love community service and volunteer work, UVM is for you! There are many ways to get involved, from one-time volunteer opportunities to service trips, internships and leadership opportunities, and so many more!


If you are in need of some volunteers (one or more), we can try to help you connect with existing student groups or individual students.  Our weekly "UVM SERVES" newsletter goes out to over 1000 students, faculty, and staff on campus.  We prefer to receive listings at least two weeks before you would like it to begin running in our newsletter.  Request volunteers or be added to the listserve!

Alpha Phi Omega (APO)

Alpha Phi OmegaA co-ed service fraternity that is connected to the national APO organization.  Students focus on one-time service requests as well as established and on-going service projects with local non-profits.  Join Alpha Phi Omega!

Alternative Break Programs

A student-run spring break program based on the Break-Away model, which takes 150 UVM students to communities around the country on spring break.  On these trips, students volunteer, learn about different cultures, and immerse themselves in the communities.  Apply for a break program!

Campus Kitchens Project (CKP)

Campus Kitchens ProjectThis student organization is designed after the national DC Kitchen in Washington, D.C.  This program salvages on-campus food, has students safely repackage the food into healthy and well-balanced meals, and then delivers them to local folks in need.  Join the CKP crew!

Service TREK

An intense small group experience involving outdoor adventure, leadership development, and community service.  It brings new students to Vermont before the Opening Weekend orientation and promotes the building of strong bonds among group members.  Visit the TREK website!

UVM Service Network

A collaboration of all of the service-related offices on campus, including the service-learning academic office, CUPS; Office of Student and Community Relations (OSCR); Career Center; and University Relations.  The Service Network works to connect service opportunities for students across campus through classroom experience, internships, and neighborhood development.  Learn more at UVM’s Outreach page!

Volunteers in Action (VIA)

Alpha Phi Omega

A student volunteer club network of 15 – 20 programs that address a number of social issues in and around the local community.  Issues range from hunger, to HIV/AIDS awareness, to working with students in local schools.  Join a VIA program!

More Student Organizations

For more student organizations devoted to service and wellness, check out this list on the Lynx.