A Week for Life
A Week for Life
A Week 4 Life is a student organization that aims to promote sexual health and HIV/AIDS awareness among the student body and the surrounding community. We work to create an environment that is conducive to having open conversations and sharing accurate information regarding sex and sexual health.

Email: aweek4life@gmail.com

Alpha Phi Omega

  • Alpha Phi Omega
    Alpha Phi Omega (APO) is a national co-ed service fraternity whose mission is to prepare campus and community leaders through service. Its purpose is to promote leadership, friendship and service in all its members.

    Email: umalphaphiomega@gmail.com
    More Info: APO Facebook Page

    Art for Kids


    The purpose of Art for Kids is to plan and participate in philanthropic events that will raise funds for Miami Children’s Hospital. Art for Kids strives to foster leadership and encourage creativity and service at the University of Miami. We create artwork to be sold so that the proceeds may go to Miami Children's Hospital. We also volunteer and do arts and crafts with kids from the community.

    Email:
    artforkidsum@gmail.com
    More Info: Art for Kids Facebook Page
     
    Art of Healing

    Art of Healing is a service organization that works with the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) to bring arts and crafts projects to children and families residing there. We visit the Miami House every other week during each semester, and have different crafts that vary based on the theme. By joining, you will be able to earn volunteer hours, learn more about RMH, and give back to the families who need it most.

    Best Buddies

  • Best Buddies
    Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

    Email: um_bestbuddies@yahoo.com
    More Info: Best Buddies National Website

    Big Brothers, Big Sisters

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
    Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBBS) recognize a great need for mentors, role models and volunteers in the area. Students are matched with a child in the local community to become his or her "big" sister/brother. Students will meet with a child once a week, either school based or within the community. As a club, we have meetings for support and plan tabling events, awareness events and toy drives.

    More Info: Big Brothers, Big Sisters National Website

    Camp Kesem

  • Camp Kesem
  • Camp Kesem Miami hosts free, week-long summer camps each year for kids who have a parent with cancer or who have lost a parent to cancer. We provide these children with a fun-filled week of sports, games, crafts, and more to give them the opportunity to truly be kids despite the difficulties they may be facing at home. We pride ourselves on being a secular, co-ed camp that brings campers together through a common bond. While Camp Kesem does not provide therapy for campers, we create an environment of emotional support, friendship, and understanding where kids can feel free to open up about their struggles or simply have fun. The week of camp is a truly life-changing experience for our counselors as well, who are able to develop their leadership and teamwork skills while making a difference in children's lives and joining in all of the crazy Camp Kesem fun!

    Email: miami.volunteer@campkesem.org
    More Info: Camp Kesem National Website

    Canes Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)

  • Canes Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)
    CERT is the student-composed and led emergency response team at the University of Miami. The team is activated during large-scale disasters affecting the Miami Area as well as being a resource for the University of Miami Police Department during non-disaster times.

    Email: president@umcert.com
    More Info:
    CERT Website
    Dance Marathon
    Dance Marathon
    2014 Date:
    November 9 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

    Dance Marathon at the University of Miami is part of a nationwide movement of universities pledging to support their local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Dance Marathon, or CANESdm, hosts various fundraisers and service events throughout the year, culminating in an 8-hour dance marathon in the Fall, all in support of Miami Children's Hospital. Dance Marathon is about celebrating the people who have fundraised, the hospital, and the Miracle Children who have been treated there. During the event, students stay on their feet for eight hours in a symbolic gesture to signify the hardships that the children and families endure. To quote the first Children's Miracle Network Dance Marathon’s mission statement: "We dance for those who can't." We dance FTK: For The Kids!

    Email: umiamidm@gmail.com

    Earth Alert

  • Earth Alert
    The purpose of Earth Alert is to promote sustainable living and assist students in developing a greater appreciation for the environment by educating students and allowing them to experience the environment first hand. Students will be able to draw their own connections about current environmental issues in order to bring about positive change.

    Email: earthalertum@gmail.com

    FunDay

    FunDay is the longest standing service day at the University of Miami. Every year it brings over 400 special citizens from the Miami area on campus to be paired up with students to enjoy a day of fun and games.

    Email: fundayatum@gmail.com
     
    Girls 4 Good

    Girls 4 Good is a service and empowerment organization focused on issues that affect women and girls around the world. Through weekly discussion on issues, local engagement, and global action Girls 4 Good seeks to empower women and girls everywhere and help provide opportunity to all.

    Email: g4g.miami@gmail.com
    Habitat for Humanity

  • Habitat for Humanity
    The University of Miami chapter of Habitat for Humanity works in coordination with the Habitat for Humanity Chapter of Greater Miami. We organize build dates, where UM students are able to put their hard work into making a home for people less fortunate than themselves. In addition, the UM chapter of Habitat holds fundraising and awareness events throughout the school year.

    Email: habitatforhumanityum@gmail.com
    More Info: UM Habitat for Humanity Website
     
    International Justice Mission

    International Justice Mission at the University of Miami, commonly known as IJM Miami, is a student organization dedicated to aiding the effort of bringing justice to those who are oppressed and enslaved in the World today. We work to raise awareness, support and OUR voice for the 29 million who are sexually exploited, kept as slaves for financial profit, child soldiers, and many others who are captured by a system of injustice. IJM Miami's vision is to work with other organizations (including our parent organization, the Butler Center for Service and Leadership) and plan events that will capture the injustice of the status quo and inspire 'Canes to work to end injustice in the world today!

    Email: IJM.Miami@gmail.com
    Invisible Children

  • Invisible Children
  • Invisible Children is a nation-wide working to end child soldiery and LRA atrocities in the Central African Republic by empowering individuals to become agents of change and mobilizing individuals to advocate for the people affected by LRA violence.

    Email: invisiblechildrenum@gmail.com
    More Info: Invisible Children National Website
    Kids & Culture

  • Kids & Culture
    Kids and Culture is a volunteer student organization that strives to show young students college is attainable, regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic status. Kids and Culture has four main programs: Tutoring, Tutoring Outreach, Mentoring and Campus Visits.

    Email: kidsandculture@gmail.com
    More Info: KnC Facebook Page
     
    LINK
    The purpose of Link is to provide a unified voice for campus-wide community service that encourages students to “take the first step” and redefines them as a group committed to change. The objectives of LINK shall be to facilitate student involvement in volunteering within the larger Miami community. LINK provides a wide variety of service opportunities to the University of Miami student body, making an impact on our neighboring community and the world at large by helping worthy causes through weekly volunteer events and periodic special events.

    March of Dimes Collegiate Council
    The Collegiate Council shall serve in an awareness and fundraising capacity and shall provide an opportunity to all students to get involved with the March of Dimes Foundation, as well as educate the campus community on the mission of the March of Dimes. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of all babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

    Miami International Outreach
    We are the only international community service group at the University of Miami. If you are interested in participating in an outreach program with a focus on education, community health, and cultural education, then please come join us each summer for our trips! Currently we have one trip each summer to San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala, and are working on getting a new destination approved. We host a wide variety of fundraisers throughout the year so that we can send children to school and help fund building projects for families in the Lake Atitlan area.

    National Gandhi Day of Service

  • Be the Change: National Gandhi Day of Service
    National Gandhi Day of Service, one of the biggest days of service on campus, brings together a diverse group of volunteers to volunteer at a wide variety of sites in the Miami area. The participants of Gandhi Day will provide community service in the ideals of peace and civic duty advocated by Mahatma Gandhi. This event also aims to foster cultural awareness in addition to the direct service component.

    Email: umgandhiday@gmail.com
     
    Random Acts of Kindness

  • Random Acts of Kindness
    2015 Date: April 22 (Hug The Lake)

    Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) is an organization dedicated to brightening students' lives by performing random acts of kindness, examples of these acts include Hug the Lake and Appreciation Days.

    Email: umrakmail@gmail.com

    Relay for Life

  • Relay for Life

    The Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society fundraiser that celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those who have passed away, and fights back against cancer. It is typically an 18-hour walk, and it is held annually at the University of Miami. The primary goal of Relay For Life at UM is to fight cancer by volunteering for, instating, and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

    Email: umiamirelay@gmail.com
    More Info: www.relayforlife.org/umfl

    SPARK (Formerly Strong Women, Strong Girls)

  • Strong Women, Strong Girls
    The mission of SPARK is to encourage young ladies to spark their way to brighter futures by promoting strength, perseverance, ambition, respect and kindness. SPARK meets weekly with 3rd to 5th grade girls. During these meetings, college mentors teach lessons on self-respect, etiquette, self-confidence and positive self-image, along with other developmental skills. Young girls will be encouraged to challenge existing perceptions of beauty; they will contribute to an atmosphere of acceptance at school and at home.

    Email: spark.umiami@gmail.com
    Special Olympics


    The purpose of Special Olympics College at UM is to organize and plan student participation in the Special Olympics- Miami Dade Program, and to provide an avenue for students to engage in sports and other activities with individuals with intellectual disorders or physical handicap.

    Email: specialolympicsum@gmail.com
    SpectrUM
    SpectrUM is University of Miami's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Ally (and much more) group on campus. It is designed to foster pride through education, awareness, advocacy and involvement of the LGBTQIA community.
    Students for Education Reform

  • Students for Education Reform
    Students For Education Reform exists to spread awareness of the issue of educational inequity and equip college students with tools necessary to create lasting, impactful change starting in their local community.

    Email: sfer.umiami@gmail.com
    More Info:
    SFER National Website

    Students Together Ending Poverty (STEP)

  • Students Together Ending Poverty/Hands for the Homeless
    The purpose of Students Together Ending Poverty (STEP) is to promote education and awareness of poverty issues on campus and throughout the community, to make a difference through thoughtful action and meaningful service, and to initiate positive change.

    Email: umstep11@gmail.com
     
    Surfrider Club

  • Surfrider Club
  • The Surfrider Club strives to promote student awareness and active involvement in the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches. The objective of the Surfrider Club is to recognize the need for active protection of the oceans, by promoting awareness to the University of Miami students and faculty, as well as the rest of the South Florida community. The Surfrider Club will accomplish this through conversation, activism, research, and education. Surfriders held past events with the South Florida SurfRider Chapter and participated in dune restoration trips and beach clean-ups.

    UM Alternative Breaks

  • UM Alternative Breaks
    University of Miami Alternative Breaks (UMAB) serves to provide diverse, quality alternative breaks in order to engage participants in their local, national and global communities and foster a life-long commitment to social action and social change. It is a student-led, student-run organization that sends student on trips across the country every fall and spring break to work with a variety of social justice issues including Children's Issues & Racism, Poverty & Neighborhood Revitalization, and Refugee Resettlement.

    Email: umalternativebreaks@gmail.com
     
    UGenerations


    UGenerations is a service organization that works to bridge the gap between the the young and the elderly. Members of the organization have the opportunity to volunteer at a local nursing home, learn about issues affecting the elderly, and promote discussion on the university campus about these issues. Meetings are typically held on Monday evening. Location: TBA
    Wishmakers


    The purpose of Wishmakers is to increase awareness of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission and to raise the money necessary to grant the wish of a child suffering from a life-threatening illness. Wishmakers works the same as our national partner; we select a child who lives within South Florida that has a life-threatening illness, and has submitted their wish to the local Make-A-Wish foundation. Wishmakers then sponsors the child’s wish and puts on events and fundraisers throughout the year. Through these events and fundraisers, we raise the money necessary to make our child's wish come true.

    Email: umwishmakers@gmail.com