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, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Hands on Athens, Project Safe, UGarden. 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:
Action MinistriesAction Ministries mobilizes Clarke County communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing, and education.
Athens-Clarke County Animal ControlThe Athens-Clarke County Animal Control works toward protecting animals from inhumane treatment.
Brooklyn CemeteryBrooklyn Cemetery works to educate the public of the historic African American cemetery, as well as to beautify and preserve the landmark.
Food Bank of Northeast GeorgiaThe Food Bank of Northeast Georgia works toward ending hunger as a part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty.
Project SafeProject 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
SHAARESHAARE (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.
UGardenUGArden promotes sustainability and healthy eating through educating students about organic practices and sharing the harvests with those in need. When you serve with UGArden, you will help weed, remove brush, cut down trees, and other outdoor projects to assist the garden.