Caring for your CommunityYOU are an integral part of the University of Georgia – the State’s oldest institution of higher education. As a land-grant and sea-grant university, part of our mission is to address the strategic needs of the state of Georgia and enhance the well-being of its citizens. You can be a part of that mission by volunteering your time, talent, and energy to the many organizations locally and around the state that need someone with your unique gifts. Below, you will discover just a few ways to get involved. Contact Us:
Work/Life Balance Coordinator Kiz Adams: 706-542-7319
Volunteer Opportunities at UGA
Get involved in the community through GivePulse. Piloted by the Office of Service Learning (OSL), GivePulse is a volunteer and service management platform where faculty, staff, and students can view, sign up for, or create volunteer opportunities. Contact Josh Podvin at OSL for more information or support.
The University of Georgia Libraries also offers an Athens-Clarke County Guide that provides a comprehensive list of organizations, associations, and volunteer opportunities in the county.
Be sure to check the UGA Master Calendar under the category “Service and Volunteer Opportunities” for more ways to get involved.
The Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program is a volunteer training program designed to help University of Georgia Cooperative Extension staff transfer research-based information about gardening and related subjects to the public by training home gardeners.
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia offers many volunteer opportunities to benefit the Garden, the community, and the environment.
The University of Georgia Marine Extension Service (MAREX) volunteer program has opportunities for those who enjoy hands-on, educational interactions and those who are interested in getting down and dirty out in the field.
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service offers numerous volunteer opportunities with Extension in Georgia. Whether your interests include working with kids, your community, or plants and flowers, Extension can help you get involved and make a difference.
UGA Whatever it Takes is a non-profit student organization committed to combating educational inequity
by improving the education, health, safety and family life of children in Athens-Clarke
County. Their mission is to ensure that every child in Athens is on track to receive
a post- secondary education.
Let All the Big Dawgs Eat is a food scholarship program that supports students who struggle to afford adequate nutrition and allows them to concentrate on academic success without the worry of securing their next meal. The program relies on the generous contributions of private donors.
Volunteer Opportunities in the Community
Community Connection 211 hosts an electronic database of service opportunities. The database contains over
100 community partners in Northeast Georgia and includes both one-time service projects
and on-going service opportunities. You can search for opportunities by zip code and
VolunteerMatch.org provides an online directory for volunteer opportunities in your local area.
ACC Leisure Services Department S.T.A.R. Volunteers are an integral part of mission of Athens Clarke County - to help build a healthier and more livable community by providing opportunities to learn, to create, and to play in quality parks, programs, and facilities that are valued by our citizens.
Food Bank of Northeast Georgia offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups and youth looking to get involved in the food bank’s mission to feed hungry people in the community.
The United Way of Northeast Georgia supports 29 human service agencies in an eight county area that includes: Barrow, Clarke, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oglethorpe and Oconee. The United Way offers many opportunities to become involved in the community.
Gwinnett County depends on volunteers to help provide residents with the best services and programs possible. Volunteers directly contribute to the excellent quality of life residents enjoy in the community. View a list of volunteer programs offered by county departments and partners.