Last updated: September 21, 2016
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The Brown Center for Leadership and Service, through Volunteer Select, connects the UF community to service opportunities that match your passion, interests, and needs. We assist undergraduate and graduate students, student organizations, as well as faculty.
Volunteer Select is a website that we use in collaboration with United Way of North Central Florida and the Santa Fe Office of Civic Engagement to register and recommend nonprofits. This site allows community organizations to create profiles and post volunteer opportunities. You can filter by interest area and individual opportunities.
To navigate Volunteer Select, follow the directions below:
Peace Corps - sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change, 2 year commitment
AmeriCorps – engages Americans in service at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Three different programs: VISTA, NCC-FEMA corps, and the State and National corps, commitment level varies from 9months to 2 years.
Teach for America – sends volunteers to different lower income communities to serve as a teacher. 2 year commitment
City Year – volunteers provide individualized support to at-risk students, while also establishing an overall positive learning environment in schools throughout America, 1 year commitment
Public Allies - 10-month program that starts in the fall and runs through summer. Participants are placed with a local nonprofit organization and participate in a full-time, paid apprenticeship.
Tips for Working With Nonprofits
It is important that students know going to a service site does not mean that they are free from any danger. They are making the choice to work with this organization and should see what types of activities they will be doing first and make sure they are comfortable with them.
Note: The University of Florida does not have any ownership or control over any of the agencies listed on this site and resources given. The University of Florida relies solely on information provided by each organization during a yearly registration process. Should you have any questions about the service site contact the agency directly through contact information provided on their website.