The Butler Center for Service and Leadership's OrgSync page contains a
database of community partners, student organizations and affiliated
organizations along with a calendar of volunteer opportunities. Starting
in the fall of 2013, the Butler Center will begin a complete transition to
the OrgSync system. All forms, calendars, contact information and other
resources will be posted on the OrgSync page.
A great place to learn about the different opportunities available to you
through the Butler Center is our Get
page. This page contains links to a list of our student
organizations, leadership development programs, community service
opportunities and more!
We offer resources to find volunteer opportunities around Miami and
placement with many non-profit organizations. We also offer a number of
leadership development programs designed to help students maximize their
potential. To find volunteer opportunities, check out our OrgSync
. Click here
to learn how to use OrgSync.
The Butler Center also sponsors the Service
and Leadership Liaison Program
. With this program, each
residential college is assigned a liaison. Commuter students also have a
liaison to represent them. Students interested in volunteering or developing
leadership skills should seek out these liaisons. To contact the liaison
responsible for your area, ask your RA, CA or e-mail the Butler Center at email@example.com
The Butler Center strives to support initiatives in the community pioneered
by UM students. If you or your organization has a new
community service project, apply for a Community
Butler Center organizations are free to use the physical resources in our
office, such as our projector, coolers, carts or markers. Butler Center
organizations can also be advised by the professional staff of the office. Click
for the monthly report form.
The Butler Center has a Public Relations Coordinator
available for student organizations to include in their own
publicity efforts. The Public Relations coordinator is responsible for
managing the Butler Center's Facebook
. The Coordinator is also responsible for all
Butler Center media relations. Butler Center organizations wishing to
collaborate on various social media sites or pitch stories to on- and
off-campus media outlets should contact the Public Relations Coordinator.
Butler Center organizations looking to design logos, palm cards, t-shirts,
posters and other printed materials are encouraged to meet with our Graphics
Designer. If they wish, organizations can simply meet with our designer and
leave the work to us. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in working with the public relations coordinator, the
graphic designer or both.
Are you a local nonprofit or social activism agency looking for volunteers?
Then you are in the right place! Over 70 percent of University of Miami
students volunteer each year, so we are always looking for sites to place
volunteers. In addition, we have an agency orientation and expo each
semester to help community partners find volunteers at the university.
our community partners can connect directly with UM students. Nonprofit
organizations with a profile set up on OrgSync can post event pages through
which students can directly register. Events made on the site will also be
synced on to the Butler Center's calendar, making it easy for students to
find upcoming volunteer opportunities. Additionally, community partners can
post announcements for open ongoing volunteer positions. Starting in the
fall of 2013, all UM students will automatically have a profile set up with
OrgSync, so communicating with students through OrgSync is the best way for
your organization to have direct contact with students interested in
volunteering. If you are interested in setting up an OrgSync profile, please
contact the Butler Center at (305) 284-4483 or email us at email@example.com
The Butler Center also sends out a weekly e-newsletter filled with news
about the center and volunteer opportunities for students. This newsletter
is sent every Tuesday and may include information for a community partner's
upcoming event or an open volunteer position that needs to be filled. To be
included in the newsletter, simply email the public relations coordinator at
by the Thursday before the week in which you wish to be included.
The Butler Center's professional staff is willing and able to advise
professors on how to build service into their curriculum. Past services for
professors have included finding sites and opportunities in the community,
building curriculum for new service-learning courses, building syllabi and
learning outcomes for service learning classes and providing books and
resources for professors interested in starting service learning courses.
The Butler Center professional staff is trained in leading team-building
retreats for groups of all ages, sizes and physical abilities.
Visit us in SAC 204 and find out how we can help you in your
leadership and service endeavors!