Bites with the Butler Center
- Bites with the Butler Center is a collection of luncheons that offer students a chance to network and learn more about the different organizations and opportunities that are available through the Butler Center.
Holiday Hope Tree
- Holiday Help Tree brings hope to children during the holiday season with the help of the donation of new, unwrapped toys. Toys go to children at the Salvation Army. CHARLEE program, and more.
Leadership Development Series
- The Leadership Development Series (LDS) is a series of 3-week, non-credit, leadership workshops that are designed to help leaders of all levels develop and polish skills necessary to become leaders in today's dynamic society. Each theme will meet on a distinct day of the week, every week, along with meeting once on a weekend during the series for an active service component. Besides the development of leadership skills and knowledge, completion of the LDS is also recognized through a certificate of participation and leadership service through the Butler Center for Service and Leadership, to be rewarded to participants who attend 3 out of the 4 workshops of each theme.
- This year's series will be from October 31, 2011 - November 21, 2011
'Canes for a Change Week
- The Butler Center's annual 'Canes for a Change Week is a campus-wide campaign to showcase the array of programs and services provided through the office. The week is centered on the staples of service, leadership, and civic engagement. Throughout the week, the Butler Center conducts various events and activites that are focused on volunteerism and become familiarized with arts/culture, human services, and environmental social issues. In total students can obtain information from over 60 service and advocacy organizations, programming boards, and meet with representatives from various local nonprofit agencies actively engaged in addressing a number of societal issues in Miami.
Social Justice Week
- Social Justice Week is a week sponsored by the Butler Center for Service and Leadership and the Office of Community and Civic Engagement is supported by UM Alternative Breaks and UM Invisible Children. SJW hopes to raise awareness and opportunities for advocacy on the UM campus for a variety of social justice issues. It is a student-led initiative that brings together diverse individuals and student leaders to shed light on their passions..
- This year's Social Justice Week will be taking place from April 16 - April 20, 2012.
National Volunteer Week
- Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has grown exponentially in scope each year since, drawing the support and endorsement of all subsequent U.S. presidents, governors, mayors and other respected elected officials.National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. National Volunteer Week is about taking action, encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change—discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive transformation. National Volunteer Week is not only our moment in time to celebrate our volunteers, but to enable a nation to share ideas, practices, and stories, wherever they happen, and shaping a movement to re-imagine the notion of citizenship for the 21st century.
- This year's National Volunteer Week is from April 16 - 21, 2012.
Leadership Transition Workshops
- Leadership Transition Workships are designed for putting newly appointed leaders and their teams on the right track with an accelerated, positive transition. The transition of leadership for student organization can be smooth or a complete disaster and may determine the effectiveness of the organization for years to come. Making the transition is the responsibility of the current leadership as well as the new officers. The passage of knowledge, experience, accomplishments, and goals for student organizations will help the current officers gain a sense of completing their jobs and bring closure to their experience, while at the same time, giving the new officers valuable information, advice and confidence for the future.
Celebration of Involvement
- The Celebration of Involvement offers the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of student leaders during the spring semester.The awards are: the Sherwood M. Weiser Memorial Fund for Student Community Service, the Vice President's Award for Service, the Robert Bates Cole Award for Volunteer Leadership and the Edward T. Foote II Award for Excellence in Leadership.
Tunnel of Oppression
- Tunnel of Oppression is a sensory-based, experiential program, which serves to challenge people's thoughts and perceptions surrounding acts of oppression and hatred. The program is designed to create an awareness of different types of oppression, educate on its effects within society and the campus community, and directly engage participants in dialogue to explore opinions, values, and thoughts in regards to oppression. Tunnel of Oppression serves to educate and inspire the University of Miami in hopes of building a more tolerant and integrated campus community.
- This year's Tunnel will take place April 8- 10, 2013.