Butler Center Agency Orientations and are held to help strengthen the Butler Center’s relationship with your agency. We believe that through a stronger partnership with local organizations, our Center can connect more UM students to meaningful volunteer opportunities and ultimately better serve our local community. The Butler Center is committed to aiding students in developing as engaged citizens and we recognize that volunteering at agencies like yours will facilitate that growth.

One aspect of the Butler Center’s mission is to directly respond to community needs through intentional service and partnerships. Agency orientations allow us to communicate and build interactions with local community partners. Agency Orientations provide your agency with up to date information about recruiting UM students as volunteers and allow the Butler Center to obtain the most accurate information about your agency. At this event, you will learn about the resources the Butler Center has available to agencies. This event also serves as opportunities to network amongst representatives from other non-profit agencies and there is no cost to attend either event

If you are interested in participating in an agency orientation please contact Andrew Wiemer, Director of Butler Center for Service & Leadership at andreww@miami.edu or by phone at 305-284-4483. See below for a campus map. Information on directions, parking, and any further instructions to the Service & Leadership Center.

Directions to University of Miami
If you are coming from the North
  • Take I-95 south to US 1 (last exit will merge and create junction) OR US 1 South towards SOUTH MIAMI.
  • Make a right onto Stanford Drive and pass through Ponce de Leon Blvd.
  • Stop at the Information Station for a temporary parking permit. Inform the UM security person that you are here for the Agency Expo and you will receive your temporary parking permit.
  • Once you have obtained a permit you may park in the Pavia Garage.
  • To park, make your second left (across from the Lowe Art Museum).
  • The garage is located to your left across from the Health Center.

If you are coming from the South
  • Take FL-874 N and merge onto FL-878 E towards SOUTH MIAMI OR US 1 North towards SOUTH MIAMI.
  • Make a left onto Stanford Drive and pass through Ponce de Leon Blvd.
  • Stop at the Information Station for a temporary parking permit. Inform the UM security person that you are here for the Agency Expo and you will receive your temporary parking permit.
  • Once you have obtained a permit you may park in the Pavia Garage.
  • To park, make your second left (across from the Lowe Art Museum).
  • The garage is located to your left directly across from the Health Center.

Once you have parked in the Pavia Garage
  • The Agency Orientation will be held in the Ballrooms on the 2nd floor of the University Center.
  • The Connections Fair will be held in the Lower Lounge immediately following the Orientation.
  • Please bring all of your tabling materials (display boards, flyers, etc) to the Lower Lounge of the University Center and check in with the staff person from the Butler Center for Service and Leadership staff. Your tabling materials will be monitored until the conclusion of the Agency Orientation.
  • The staff person will then direct you to the 2nd floor of the University Center, where the Agency Orientation will be held.
  • Set up will occur immediately following the Agency Orientation