Gators Volunteer - University of Florida

As Gators, we are driven by relentless optimism to use our talent, energy and passion to make a positive impact in the world for the betterment of tomorrow. 
It starts in our own backyards, supporting our communities through volunteering.  
Gators Volunteer serves as a digital hub for all UF students, faculty and staff to find a cause that needs your time and effort. You can discover new service opportunities and contribute to causes that matter to you. It also serves as a digital bridge to organizations in need of support and awareness. 

We encourage our faculty, staff and students to make volunteering a regular part of their life by reaching out and lending a helping hand through various community service projectand on-going volunteerism. 

Making an Impact in the Community

After six years of mentorship, I continue to learn from my mentee every time we meet. Volunteering with Take Stock in Children and investing in someone else has only made me a better person. 

- Reginald Lane, UF Staff 

Share Your Volunteer Stories by submitting a photo or on social using #GatorsVolunteer

Celebrate Your Impact

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Days of Service & Learning

MLK Day Of Service

MLK Day Of Service

Taking place each third Monday in January, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service — a “day on, not a day off.” The day celebrates the life and legacy of the Civil Rights leader and exists to move the nation closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community” by encouraging all Americans to take the time to volunteer and invest in their community.

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The Big Event

The Big Event

The Big Event is a nationwide service movement that came to UF in 2018. The Big Event is a citywide service day planned and run by University of Florida students. The day is kicked off with an opening ceremony and followed by UF students performing 3 – 4 hour service projects across Gainesville – all “For The Gator Good!”

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International Gator Day

International Gator Day

Our communities need the support and service of the Gator Nation.  Gator Clubs® and Affiliate Groups around the world unite to utilize the size and spirit of the Gator Nation to positively impact local communities. Gators will join together to support projects and programs within their local communities, using their time and talents to serve others.

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