Serve UGA

ServeUGA 2016 retreat

What is ServeUGA?

ServeUGA is a student organization 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.

ServeUGA's Mission:

The mission of ServeUGA is to promote a culture of sustainable service among the student body by: fostering educational dialogue surrounding social issues; coordinating service events that engage students with the local Athens community; and serving as a resource to UGA student organizations that participate in service, education, and advocacy.

How does ServeUGA promote a culture of service on campus?

ServeUGA promotes 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, and semesterly 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.   
  • To stay up to date on service opportunities offered across campus, join our listserv.

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. Applications for the 2020 cohort of ServeUGA Service Ambassadors will open in early November 2019.

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.

ServeAthens Calendar of Events

Check out the calendar of all available ServeAthens events for the semester!

ServeUGA Facebook

Check out our Facebook page!

ServeUGA Instagram

Check out our Instagram!

ServeUGA Listserv

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


Staff Contact

Amanda Torrence, Senior Coordinator

Katie Rappold, Graduate Assistant

Aly Shakoor, Executive Director

Julia Sherrill, Director of Outreach

Destiny Favors, Director of Community Service

Emily Justice, Co-Director of Networking 

Chaht Kumar, Co-Director of Networking

Baily Reese, Director of Membership Development


Get Involved: ServeUGA Participant FAQ

ServeUGA Organization Guide

Member Organizations

  • Aces for Athens    
  • Asha for Education
  • Camp for a Cause at the University of Georgia
  • Camp Kesem
  • Campus Kitchen at UGA  
  • Circle K International at UGA 
  • Clean The Doghouse         
  • Fight Against Youth Obesity (FAYO)
  • FIMRC   
  • First Book UGA         
  • Friends of Gospel Pilgrim       
  • Gamma Sigma Sigma   
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Health for Kids
  • IMPACT Service Breaks    
  • In The Fight
  • Inter-Belief Works
  • Karma Coffee
  • Refugee Outreach UGA                         
  • Serving Hearts and Diversity
  • Special Olympics at UGA
  • Student National Pharmaceutical Association
  • Students for Latin@ Empowerment      
  • UGArden Club
  • UGA Miracle
  • UGA Red Cross 
  • UGA Rotaract               
  • UGA Without Borders
  • Uplifting Parents at UGA
  • Whatever it Takes