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Community Service

Students picking up trash at a park

We believe that community service and active citizenship opportunities help students become informed, responsible citizens. We support student volunteers by identifying opportunities, facilitating placement with service opportunities and recognizing participation in community service. For information about service-learning opportunities related to an academic course, please refer to Career Development & Community Engagement. We strive to be resources that can help match the issues our students are passionate about with the organizations or agencies that are addressing those specific issues.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participation in community service opportunities, students will be able to:

  • Reflect on community service as a component of responsible citizenship.
  • Describe and analyze the social issues relevant to the community organization or agency in which they serve.
  • Engage in meaningful and repetitive action in local communities.

How to Submit Community Service Hours

How to View Community Service Hours‌ 

 

We encourage registered non-profit organizations that have volunteer or service opportunities to post their oppotunities using the ArgoPulse Involvmenet Weekly Submission Form or emailing out staff about service opportunities at argosserve@uwf.edu.

Involvement Weekly Submission Form on ArgoPulse

When volunteer opportunities are requested to be posted, Student Engagment then shares these opportunites with UWF students through email, social media, and our studnent database, ArgoPulse.

If you have specific questions about the AroPulse system, please contact us at studentorgs@uwf.edu. For uestions regarding the Handshake system (job and internship posting platform), please contact our partnering department, Career Development & Community Engagment. They manage the database and can be contacted at 850.474.2254 or career@uwf.edu.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 15, 2022

The University of West Florida will be teaming up with multiple community partners to bring groups of students to take part in martin Luther King Jr. Day of Serivce. Students are encouraged to sign up individually using the registration form found in ArgoPulse to save their seat. Spaces are limited, so sign up early! We will provide a tshirt, breakfast, lunch, and transportation to and from the volunteer site.

Registration opens up November 1st at 8AM and closes January 7th at noon.

Are you a faculty or staff member interested in participating in MLK Day of Serivce? Volunteer to be a team facilitator and drive a van to and from the volunteer site! Email us at argosserve@uwf.edu

Founders Week Day of Service

April 2022!

Get ready to celebrate UWF and the impact we have had on our community! We will offer opportunites for facutly, staff, and students to team up and complete various service projects ina nd around our amazing community.