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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.


We encourage registered non-profit organizations that have volunteer or service opportunities to post their opportunities using the Argo Pulse Involvement Weekly Submission Form or by emailing out staff about service opportunities at

Involvement Weekly Submission Form on ArgoPulse

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

If you have specific questions about the Argo Pulse system, please contact us at For questions regarding the Handshake system (job and internship posting platform), please contact our partnering department, Career Development & Community Engagement. They manage the database and can be contacted at 850.474.2254 or

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 14, 2023

MLK Day of Service is back! This volunteer event is the largest annual service day at UWF where students, staff, & the Pensacola community come together to make a positive impact on the city we love. This event is on MLK Day to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by engaging in meaningful community service activities throughout the Pensacola area. 

MLK Day of Service is on Monday, January 16th from 9am-3pm. This event includes a welcome ceremony, provided transportation to and from locations of service, and a lunch celebration after your return. There will be presentations, games, food, and networking opportunities to learn more about how you can get more involved with community service on and off campus. All participants will also receive a free service t-shirt!

If interested, please sign up as an individual OR with a student group HERE by Tuesday, January 10th to participate in this year’s MLK Day of Service. 

If you have any questions, please email We can’t wait to hear from you! 

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This event is a collaborative effort with the Office of Equity and Inclusion and funded through UWF Student Government Association.

Founders Week Day of Service

April 2023 -  April 15 - 21, 2023!

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.