Civic Engagement and community service takes many forms at UVM - mentoring, community work, participating in civic affairs in the community, or taking action around social justice issues.

Getting Involved with Service:

There are a number of different ways you can jump into service at UVM - here are a few tried and true programs currently up-and-running.


Subscribe to our monthly newsletter about service opportunities and resources in the Burlington area. We're committed to connecting you and the UVM community to volunteer opportunities both on and off campus throughout the entire academic year.  Have a service opportunity that you would like to advertise in the newsletter? We can help you out with that too with our Volunteer Listing Form.

Sign Up for UVM Serves E-Mails →

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All UVM's Student Government Recognized clubs and organizations in one spot! There are a multitude of student volunteer organizations to choose from, from one-time service opportunities to service trips, internships and leadership opportunities - there’s a volunteer opportunity that's the right fit for you. 

Explore Service Organizations on UVM Clubs →

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A co-ed service fraternity chapter based out of the national organization, APO focuses on service and fellowship through one-time and ongoing service projects.  In addition to weekly service opportunities, they host a number of 'bonding events' aimed to develop cohesion between its members.

Learn more about Alpha Phi Omega →

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Run completely by students, UVM's Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a spring break program that takes 150 UVM students to communities across the country on volunteer trips during which they are immersed in new communities. Opportunities for involvement exist for both leaders and participants - applications for both go live during the fall semester each academic year.

Learn more about Alternative Spring Break →

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An intense, small group, 5-night experience involving outdoor adventure, leadership development, and community service - bringing incoming first year students to Vermont just before the start of the fall semester to promote the building of strong bonds among group members and connections to Vermont, Burlington, and beyond. 

Go on a TREK Trip →

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UVM’s Volunteers in Action (VIA) is a student-run, student-designed, and student-funded organization responding to two sets of needs: those of the UVM students, and those of the greater Burlington community.  This organization comprises of over 15 individual volunteer programs merged together to create one large student service organization.  The groups within this organization address community issues on a variety of topics ranging from food insecurity to youth education and beyond.

Get involved with a Volunteers in Action Club →

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If You <3 Service...

Be on the look out for:


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Need of Volunteers?

Between our UVM Serves newsletter and connections to service organizations, we can try to help you connect with UVM students and student groups.  

Request Volunteers →


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Service - With Credit

UVM offers more service-learning courses and enrolls more students in them than our peer institutions! We're a helpful bunch.  The Office of Community-Engaged Learning (CELO) coordinates it all - find out how you can take a class and contribute to the commnity at the same time.

Enroll in Service Learning Classes →