A More Rewarding Way To Explore
Discover how you can give back to the community around you with your virtual service passport. The Brown Center for Leadership & Service invites students to complete at least three out of the five service challenges to learn about opportunities on campus, get involved with the UF and Gainesville communities, and make a positive impact. When you complete each challenge, you will gain a stamp on your virtual passport. By completing three or more of the challenges will be entered into a drawing to win one of five Student Activities and Involvement Swag Packs. You'll need to submit the form below by September 7th in order to be entered into the drawing. Each challenge is associated with wetlands that you can find on UF's campus. You do not need to visit these locations for the challenge, but we encourage you to take a stroll outside and visit these beautiful locations.
After completing three or more of the activities below, click here to upload your experience.
Destination 1: Lake Alice
Take the Brown Center for Leadership and Service "Where Can I Volunteer" quiz. This assessment is design to connect you with volunteering opportunities where you can apply your service superpower.
Destination 2: Green Pond
Visit the Brown Center for Leadership and Service website and find the Easter egg () on one of the pages below. We encourage you to explore all of the leadership and service opportunities that the BCLS has to offer.
- Virtual Service Opportunities
- Florida Alternative Breaks
- History of BCLS
- Service Learning
- Days of Service
Destination 3: Gator Pond
Volunteer your time in the service of others. With COVID-19 still being a part of our reality, we encourage you to volunteer in the safest manner for you. There are many outdoor and virtual service opportunities available for you to get involved with. We've listed a few below. You can also get involved with an organization of your choosing.
Destination 4: Sweet Pond
The University of Florida strives to find better ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle campus waste through sustainable practices. Currently, the university's goal is to divert 90% of UF waste from landfills. You can help by recycling any of the materials below. To verify this activity, you'll need to take a picture of yourself recycling.
- 3-5 Plastic Bottles
- 3-5 Aluminum Cans
- 5-10 Paper Products
Destination 5: Hume Pond
The Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry assist members of the UF campus community who experiences any form of food insecurity. We ask that you donate eligible pantry items (See pantry Wish list here) so that they can continue to provide this service for individuals in need. To verify the completion of this activity, you'll need to take a picture of your donated items.