A Week for Life

  • A Week for Life
    • A Week for Life (AW4L) is a programming board committed to educating the University of Miami community on issues relating to HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. AW4L produces an array of programs that encourage students to reduce high risk behavior by making positive choices. These programs foster an increase in awareness on these issues allowing participants to gain a better appreciation for life. Some of our premier programs include Sex on the Beach,World AIDS Day Week Celebration, Safer Sex Carnival, AIDS Walk Miami, Art Expo, and the National Quilt Project. Other supplemental programming consists of educational forums, free HIV/AIDS testing, and various community outreach initiatives. A Week for Life’s impact does not last for a week, a semester, a year but for a lifetime.
    • 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.
    • umalphaphiomega@gmail.com
    • APO Facebook Page
    Amnesty International

  • Amnesty International
    • Amnesty International's UM Chapter mission is to educate the campus community about the Declaration of Human Rights and how it is being violated all over the world, including South Florida. We offer many solutions and routs to find solutions for people interested in making real change or learning more about social justice of all sorts.
    • amnestyinternationalum@gmail.com
    • www.amnesty.org
    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.
    • artforkidsum@gmail.com
    • Art for Kids Facebook Page
    Be the Change: 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.
    • umgandhiday@gmail.com
    Best Buddies

  • Best Buddies
  • 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. Therefore, our focus is on providing a 'Big' for children from single parent families. The purpose of Big Brothers, Big Sisters is to act as mentors for children enrolled in Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Miami.
    • www.bbbs.org
    Camp Kesem

  • Camp Kesem
    • Camp Kesem serves the children affected by a parent’s cancer with a supportive, lifelong camp community that recognizes and understands their unique needs. Camp Kesem gives children aged 6-16 the opportunity to just be kids for a week. The tremendous fun and support campers experience is what makes Camp Kesem a transformative, magical week for campers and counselors alike.
    • miami@campkesem.org
    • www.campkesem.org
    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.
    • president@umcert.com
    • http://umcert.com/
    Dance Marathon

    • Dance Marathon
    • Dance Marathon (DM) is a misnomer because the event no longer focuses on students dancing, but rather on students standing in a symbolic gesture to signify the hardships that the children and families endure. "We stand on our feet for those who can't." Dance Marathon celebrates a year of fundraising for the Miami Children's Hospital and ends with a celebration of the people who have fundraised, the hospital, and the children who have been treated there.
    • umiamidm@gmail.com
    • Executive Board Application - Freshmen
    • Committee Application
    Earth Alert

  • Earth Alert
    • Earth Alert is an environmental group which focuses on issues affecting the student body, such as recycling and energy conservation. We work to educate the campus community about environmental issues and encourage environmental practices on campus. Earth Alert's main activities revolve around volunteering; however, members have the opportunity to participate in several nature outings and picnics to appreciate our world, as we work to make it better.
    • earthalertum@gmail.com
    • www.miami.edu/studorgs/earthalert

  • FunDay
    • FunDay is a day when developmentally delayed 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.
    • fundayatum@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.
    • habitatforhumanityum@gmail.com
    • www.miami.edu/studorgs/umhabitat
    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.
    • invisiblechildrenum@gmail.com
    • www.invisiblechildren.com
    Kids & Culture

  • Kids & Culture
    • Kids and Culture (KnC) shows Miami-Dade youth that college is attainable, regardless of ethnicity or socio-economic background. KnC has a wide variety of programs, including tutoring Mondays-Thursdays, mentoring high school students and bringing large groups of students to campus for field trips that expose them to college life. KnC also has pen pals with a group of students and other opportunities to interact with students and serve as mentors.
    • kidsandculture@gmail.com
    • KnC Facebook Page
    The National Society of Leadership and Success

    National Society of Leadership and Success Logo

    • The National Society of Leadership and Success was founded to help individuals discover and achieve their aspirations, promote friendship and create lasting positive change. The Society encourages community action, volunteerism, personal growth and strong leadership. Our core philosophy is that students can achieve their desired professional and personal goals with proper support from each other.
    • "Helping You Make a Difference, In your Life and in the Greater Community"

    • www.societyleadership.org
    Random Acts of Kindness

  • Random Acts of Kindness
    • 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.
    • umrakmail@gmail.com
    Relay for Life

  • Relay for Life
    • Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's 12 hour walk for cancer. Throughout the year and at the event we raise money that can be used for cancer research, awareness, and patient programs. All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society and it is held annually in the Spring at the University of Miami. Our planning committee is in charge of planning the event, contacting sponsors, organizing local survivors, etc.
    • www.relayforlife.org/umfl
    • umiamirelay@gmail.com
    Strong Women, Strong Girls

  • Strong Women, Strong Girls
    • Strong Women, Strong Girls is a nationally recognized mentoring program dedicated to raising the aspirations and self-esteem of elementary school girls. The program connects girls with college women and puts them on the path from the classroom to the boardroom—or any other path they choose to take. Our program spans the east coast serving women and girls in Boston, Massachusetts; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Miami, Florida. Strong Women, Strong Girls is building a movement that creates cycles of mutual empowerment for women and girls who are committed to positive social change.
    • um@swsg.org
    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.
    • sfer.umiami@gmail.com
    • www.studentsforedreform.org
    Students Together Ending Poverty/Hands for the Homeless

  • Students Together Ending Poverty/Hands for the Homeless
    • The purpose of Students Together Ending Poverty (STEP/H4H) 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.
    • umstep11@gmail.com
    Volunteer LINK

  • Volunteer 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 social change. LINK facilitates student involvement in volunteering within the larger Miami community through Feel-Good Fridays and Service Saturdays.
    • link.studorg@miami.edu
    • www.miami.edu/studorgs/link
    UM Alternative Breaks

  • UM Alternative Breaks
    • UM 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 Rebuilding and Reconstruction in New Orleans, Neighborhood Revitalization in Detroit, HIV/AIDS and Homelessness in Los Angeles, and Immigrant Rights in South Texas.
    • umalternativebreaks@gmail.com
    • http://www6.miami.edu/studorgs/umab/
    • Fall Break Participant Application
    UM H.E.A.R.T.S. (Helping Encourage Advocacy and Research Through Service)

  • UM H.E.A.R.T.S. (Helping Encourage Advocacy and Research Through Service)
    • H.E.A.R.T.S. (Helping Encourage Advocacy and Research Through Service) aims to provide pre-medical and biological science students with an opportunity to obtain service hours,clinical volunteering and physician shadowing experience. All HEARTS members will become CPR/AED certified.
    • umhearts@miami.edu
    • Application available soon!
    • UM Hearts
    UM International Outreach (UMIO)

  • UM International Outreach (UMIO)
    • University of Miami International Outreach, formerly known as Canes International Outreach, is a service group dedicated to serving our international community. We strive to provide both service and funds for the community while enabling ourselves to gain an appreciation and understanding of a different culture and to understand that by serving others, we help ourselves as well. We, have, conducted, two, successful trips to San Lucas, Guatemala over the, summer. We have worked on a variety of different projects some of which are medically based and others which are service initiatives related to construction and, reforestation.
    • uminternationaloutreach@gmail.com
    Up 'Til Dawn

  • Up 'Til Dawn