Leadership & Civic Engagement
How can I volunteer and get involved in community service?
Getting involved in community service or volunteering while at UVM, it's as easy as cooking ramen noodles. There is a dedicated team of students and staff that support over 20 volunteer clubs and a number of large service events during the year. Here are just some of the ways that you can make a difference.
We strongly believe in student leadership here at UVM and prove this daily in the local community through countless volunteer projects and programs nearly every day. Here at UVM you could take a service-learning class for credit through the CUPS office, sign up for *an internship* with Career Services, or get involved in your neighborhood off campus. For more information on any of these opportunities visit the outreach part of the UVM website.
There are also many student volunteer clubs in the Student Government Association (SGA). These clubs range from alternative break programs during the winter and spring, to a co-ed service fraternity (Alpha Phi Omega), to mentor programs with local kids, to project-based efforts like building houses or working with animals. Find out more about these programs by visiting Volunteers in Action.
UVM hosts three main days (or weeks) of service during the year. These are called Serve-a-thon (in September), Hunger and Homelessness Week (in November), and Community Works (in April). This is a great way to learn about and help local community organizations who are helping to make a difference here in Vermont. For more information about these events or other programs and to sign up for volunteer opportunities check out the Leadership & Civic Engagement website.