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



Date:
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013
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.

Register for Orientation Outreach here.

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

National Gandhi Day of Service

  • National Gandhi Day of Service
    Date: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
    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: TBA
    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. 20, 2014
    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 is co-sponsored by The Butler Center for Service and Leadership, United Black Students, Multicultural Student Affairs, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and Social Justice Week.
    Contact: The Butler Center, (305) 284-4483

    FunDay

  • FunDay
  • Date: Feb. 15, 2014
    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

  • MSA
    Date: Feb. 11, 2014
    Location: TBA

    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 2013, volunteers worked at Overtown Youth Community center, where they held a tutoring session focused on reading comprehension, writing and mathematical skills in preparation for the FCAT. After the tutoring, volunteers hosted a carnival for the students with activities focused on black history.
    Contact: Multicultural Student Affairs, (305) 284-2855 or The Butler Center, (305) 284-4483

    Jose Marti Day of Service

    Date: March 1, 2014
    Location: TBA

    The Jose Marti Day of Service is part of the Week of Cuban Culture hosted by the FederaciĆ³n de Estudiantes Cubanos (FEC). Students spend time with local third, fourth and fifth graders from various ethnicities who share a common interest in Cuban culture.

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