Serve Athens

Volunteer group at the Food Bank of NE Georgia

What is Serve Athens?

Serve Athens, an initiative of ServeUGA, provides ongoing opportunities during the fall and spring semester for UGA students to meet community needs through service.

ServeUGA is currently partnering with eight local non-profit organizations: Action Ministries, Athens-Clarke County Animal Control, Brooklyn Cemetery, Extra Special People, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Project Safe, and SHAARE. Transportation is provided for students who participate. See below to sign-up for current Serve Athens opportunities.

By participating in Serve Athens volunteer opportunities, we intend for our participants to be able to:

  • Analyze the impact their actions make on the local community through post-service reflection
  • Explain the mission of the community partner they are serving with by engaging in intentional service
  • Evaluate the relationship between UGA students and Athens community members by participating in direct service and engaging in critical dialogue
  • Understand the importance of serving alongside one another through collaborative service work with peers and community partners

Action Ministries

Action Ministries mobilizes Clarke County communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing, and education.

Athens-Clarke County Animal Control

The Athens-Clarke County Animal Control works toward protecting animals from inhumane treatment.

Brooklyn Cemetery

Brooklyn Cemetery works to educate the public of the historic African American cemetery, as well as to beautify and preserve the landmark.

Extra Special People

Extra Special People serve children and young adults with developmental disabilities and their families through programs, family support and community involvement.

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia works toward ending hunger as a part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty.

Hands On Athens

Hands On works to repair and revitalize historic Athens homes of low-income residents.

Project Safe

Project Safe works to end domestic violence through intervention, support services, advocacy, and education. Groups serve at the Project Safe Thrift Shop, which supports programs and services for victims of domestic violence and their children


SHAARE (Senior Home Assistance and Repair) assists low income senior and elderly citizen homeowners with their needs around the house, such as repairs, improvements, and yard work.

Serve Athens

Staff Contact



Sarayfah Bolling, Senior Coordinator

Amanda Torrence, Graduate Assistant

Diane Park, ServeUGA Director of Community Service