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.

Applications for Service Ambassadors are now open! To apply, click here. Applications will remain open until Friday, November 23.


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 will re-open next Fall.

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

Asya Owens, Graduate Assistant

Shivani Rangaswamy, Executive Director

Emily Stone, Director of Outreach 

Ashley Alvarez, Director of Community Service

Elizabeth Griffin, Director of Organizations

Joshua Dunn, Director of Campus Service

Avery Moore, Director of Membership Development


ServeUGA Organization Guide

Member Organizations

  • Aces for Athens
  • Alpha Phi Omega        
  • Anti-Discrimination Movement
  • Asha     
  • Be the Match
  • Camp for a Cause  
  • Camp Kesem  
  • Campus Kitchens       
  • Circle K International            
  • CURE
  • Designated Dawgs
  • Fight Against Youth Obesity  
  • FIMRC   
  • First Book
  • Free the Girls            
  • Friends of Gospel Pilgrim 
  • Front Row UGA           
  • Gamma Sigma Sigma   
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Health for Kids
  • IMPACT Service Breaks    
  • International Justice Mission
  • Karma Coffee
  • Manna Project International
  • Pharmacy Association
  • RefUGA        
  • Rotaract                     
  • Simply Me
  • Special Olympics
  • Students for Latin@ Empowerment      
  • UGArden
  • UGA Heroes
  • UGA Home
  • UGA Miracle
  • UGA Red Cross                   
  • Undocumented Student Alliance
  • UnPlanned
  • Whatever it Takes
  • Without Borders