UCM Center is committed to providing students and community members with opportunities to volunteer and engage in service learning projects. Please see our events for details. Our free Community Meals listed below are weekly volunteer opportunities. The others opportunities listed are occasional or annual projects.
Since 1993, student and community volunteers have worked together to plan, prepare, set-up, serve, and clean up for this weekly, free community meal program for those in need of a meal. Help serve a hot, nutritious meal—great for groups, residence hall activities, campus organizations, etc. Email firstname.lastname@example.org now to reserve a spot for your group!
With the success of Thursday Supper and the lack of a local free weekend meal, UCM started serving Saturday Lunch in 2006. This semester we have moved our lunch program in order to serve more people. Email email@example.com now to reserve a spot for your group!
Saturday Work Trips in Local Community
Our region looks very different than campus and the uptown area. UCM Center is committed to connecting students to local organizations and communities to make a difference. Projects may include flood plain cleanup, painting rural community centers, assisting with rehab and general maintenance, gardening, food harvesting and material organizing. At least once a semester we even host a Home Improvement Day to spruce up our home/center. For details of upcoming projects see events.
UCM Fundraising Dinners & Events
Help UCM Center grow by assisting with our fundraising events. We always need volunteers to make these events successful. Tasks in include: organizing materials, set up, food and beverage prep and serving, and clean up.
MLK Day of Service
UCM works together with university and local partners to host events on and around Martin Luther King, Jr Day. This annual program echos the spirit of Dr. King’s commitment to community in which students and community participate in a variety of service projects. For details of upcoming projects see events.
Alternative Spring Break Programs
In recent years, our Spring Breaks have been spent examining political, economic and social issues in Appalachia region. Students participating this these programs also assist with service projects for the betterment of local communities. (In addition to trips within our region, past trips have included Nicaragua, Cuba, New Orleans, and along the US-Mexico border.) For details see events or email firstname.lastname@example.org.