UCM 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 other listed are occasional or annual projects.

Thursday Supper

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 connect@ucmathens.org now to reserve a spot for your group!

Saturday Lunch

With the success of Thursday Supper and the lack of a local free weekend meal, UCM started serving Saturday Lunch. Since 2006, 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 connect@ucmathens.org now to reserve a spot for your group!

UCM Facilities Upkeep

Like most small local community organizations, UCM relies of dedicated volunteers. We can always use help with the following:

  • Grounds-keeping
  • Bulk mailing prep: folding and labeling
  • building maintenance and rehab projects

UCM Fundraising Dinners & Events

Help UCM 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.

Saturday Work Trips in Local Community

Our region looks very different than campus and the uptown area. UCM 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. 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 connect@ucmathens.org.