The Butler Center for Service and Leadership hosts a number of service days to give students an opportunity to reach out to their communities in different ways. Registration for these events will be made available starting in the fall through OrgSync.

Orientation Outreach

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Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
Location: Various Sites

Are you a first-year student that wants to get to know more people in a fun and exciting way? Come check out Orientation Outreach! Orientation Outreach is a day in which the Butler Center for Service and Leadership  introduces first-year students to volunteerism within the Miami community. Students not only are able to broaden their horizons and strengthen their ideas and views about the world around them but also have the opportunity to meet and interact with upperclassmen students who share a similar passion for service.

Contact: The Butler Center, (305) 284-4483

National Gandhi Day of Service

  • National Gandhi Day of Service
    Date: Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015
    Location: Various Sites

    National Gandhi Day of Service, the largest day of service on campus, brings together a diverse group of students to volunteer at a wide variety of sites in the Miami area. Participants of Gandhi Day give back to the community in the ideals of peace and civic duty advocated by Mahatma Gandhi. Last year, over 1,200 students participated.

    Contact: The Butler Center, (305) 284-4483
    Hurricanes Help the Hometown

    • Hurricanes Help the Hometown
    Date: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015
    Location: Various Sites

    Come be a part of history and UM tradition! Hurricanes Help the Hometown is an annual day during Homecoming in which University of Miami students, faculty, alumni, and staff commit their time to volunteer in different agencies around the community.
    Contact: The Butler Center, (305) 284-4483
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
    Date: Jan. 18, 2016
    Location: Various Sites

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service began as a small Philadelphia project in 1996 but quickly became a nationwide movement to empower and strengthen communities through volunteer work. As the University of Miami's first service day of the spring semester, students are given the opportunity to break down barriers, meet people they would not ordinarily meet, give back to the Miami community and continue Dr. King's legacy of selflessness and service.

    This service day is co-sponsored by The Butler Center for Service and Leadership, United Black Students, and Multicultural Student Affairs.

    Register here on OrgSync:
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    Contact: The Butler Center for Service and Leadership, 305 284 4434


  • FunDay
  • Date: Feb. 6, 2016
    Location: University of Miami

    FunDay is a day when mentally and physically handicapped citizens from around the greater Miami area visit the campus and participate in a day of various events with students from the University of Miami.

    Contact: The Butler Center, (305) 284-4483
    Black Awareness Month Day of Service

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    Date: Feb. 20, 2016
    Location: Student Activities Center

    The Black Awareness Committee for Black Awareness Month hosts a day of service in February to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people of African descent. In 2014, volunteers worked awith multiple community centers, on the University of Miami campus. Students from these community centers were brought to campus by bus for tutoring that focused on reading comprehension, writing, and mathematics, in preparation for the FCAT. After the tutoring, volunteers hosted a carnival for the students that included activities focused on black history.

    Contact: Multicultural Student Affairs, (305) 284-2855 or The Butler Center, (305) 284-4483