Serve UGA

ServeUGA 2016 retreat

What is ServeUGA?

ServeUGA advances and promotes a culture of service at UGA. ServeUGA advances service by acting as a resource for the University of Georgia and Athens-Clarke County, empowering students to engage directly in the local community through service, education, and advocacy. ServeUGA promotes service by strengthening collaboration among UGA student organizations and connecting the student body with service-related resources and opportunities. ServeUGA is composed of an executive board, general members called Service Ambassadors and approximately 40 student organizations that embrace advocacy, philanthropy, or hands-on service as one of their primary purposes.


How does ServeUGA advance a culture of service?

Serve UGA advances a culture of service on campus by providing one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities for students to make a positive impact in the local Athens-Clarke county community.

One time-volunteer opportunities include: Dawg Day of Service, Interfaith Day of Service, Homecoming Week of Service, Spring Week of Service, and awareness events. 

Ongoing volunteering opportunities are available through ServeUGA's Serve Athens initiative. Through Serve Athens, ServeUGA partners with a small number of local non-profit organizations for reoccurring volunteering opportunities. Transportation is provided for students who participate.   


How does ServeUGA promote a culture of service on campus?

ServeUGA promotes a culture of service on campus by sharing resources and providing opportunities for service-based organizations to collaborate, while also connecting students to service opportunities across UGA. To stay up to date on service opportunities offered across campus, join our listserv.

Serve it Forward Grant

ServeUGA's Serve It Forward Grant was created to help reduce financial barriers that may prevent non-ServeUGA organizations from serving the community. An individual organization may only receive funding once per semester with a $100 maximum allocation. If your application is approved, payment will come in the form of a reimbursement after receipts are received and processed. Funds are granted on a first come first served basis.

Learn more and apply now for a Serve it Forward Grant!


How can I get involved?

ServeUGA Service Ambassadors lead service experiences and serve as resources for their peers in order to make a positive impact on campus and in the community. Service Ambassadors meet weekly and serve year-long terms beginning in January and running through November.


How can my organization join?

If space is available during the fall semester, the executive board will extend an invitation to interested organizations to apply for membership in ServeUGA.

Membership in ServeUGA has many perks including: access to funding allocation, opportunities to collaborate with other service organizations on campus, marketing support for events through our listserv, access to an organization resource bank, access to resources in the Center for Leadership and Service, and direct advising support from the executive board and professional staff advisors.

ServeUGA Member Organization Application

Are you a service-based club or organization on campus? Consider being a ServeUGA Organization! Applications are open until October 22nd.

ServeUGA Listserv

To stay up to date on service opportunities offered through ServeUGA and across campus, join our bi-weekly listserv.

Serve it Forward Grant


Staff Contact


Amanda Torrence, Graduate Assistant

Jennifer Hardister, Executive Director

Alexandra Case, Director of Outreach

Diane Park, Director of Community Service

Shivani Rangaswamy, Director of Organizations

Stephanie Stathos, Director of Campus Service

Michala Le, Director of Membership Development

2017 ServeUGA Service Ambassadors


ServeUGA Organization Guide

Member Organizations

Aces for Athens
Alpha Phi Omega        
Be the Match
Camp for a Cause  
Camp Kesem  
Campus Kitchens       
Circle K International            
Designated Dawgs
Fight Against Youth Obesity  
First Book
Free the Girls            
Front Row UGA           
Gamma Sigma Sigma   
Habitat for Humanity
I Am Enough           
IMPACT Service Breaks    
International Justice Mission
Manna Project International
Project Hope  
Simply Me
Special Olympics
Students for Latin@ Empowerment      
UGA Heroes
UGA Home
UGA Miracle
UGA Red Cross                   
Undocumented Student Alliance
Whatever it Takes

Without Borders