Community Service
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Alternative Spring Break (ASB) - is a community service experience during the week of spring break. ASB participants spend the week serving nonprofit agencies and their clients and making a difference in the lives of others while experiencing the culture of the community they are serving.  ASB provides students with an opportunity to gain personal growth through education, direct service and new experience, in order to facilitate change in our personal perspectives, relationships and environments, to create life-long links between students and service. The University of Memphis Alternative Spring Break is a drug and alcohol free program.

Service on Saturday - This monthly program, sponsored by Students Advocating Service (SAS), is designed to give students, staff and faculty a quick and easy way to volunteer in the community with no long-term commitment.  The program usually offers about 6-12 different community service opportunities to choose from.  Participants who sign-up in advance online, get their choice of these projects.  Programs generally begin at 8:30 a.m. with free breakfast and end around 12:00-1:00 p.m. with free lunch.

Remaining Fall 2014 Service on Saturday dates

November 15  8:30am  UC Memphis Room

Sign-up for November Service on Saturday


Spring Service on Saturday dates

January 31
February 21
March 21
April 18


Share the Spirit of Giving Packing Party

This holiday season, the Student Leadership & Involvement Office will be volunteering with Volunteer Mid-South for their annual Share the Spirit of Giving community service project!

This 3-day event will bring holiday cheer to children in Shelby County Schools by providing gifts of books and toys to thousands of elementary school students, who otherwise would not receive a gift during the holiday season.

*The SLI Office will only be participating on the first day of the event - the Packing Party, but encourages students to individually sign up for the complete giving experience.*

Share the Spirit of Giving Packing Party
Volunteers will stuff gift bags full of books, toys, and school supplies in an "assembly line" that will get you in the Holiday Spirit!

November 22, 2014
10:30 am until 12 noon
Lanigan Worldwide Moving Warehouse
University Meet Up Location: Central Parking Lot, near handicap parking & crosswalk

Sign up for Share the Spirit of Giving 


 Weekly Volunteer Opportunities -  SAS organizes several weekly opportunities for students to volunteer in the Memphis community. 


The SAS Tutoring Program offers University of Memphis volunteers with weekly opportunities to tutor in the Memphis community.

Memphis Hope at University Place Apts.
every Monday
meet at 3:20pm
UC Atrium

Hunger & Homelessness

The SAS Hunger & Homelessness Program provides University of Memphis volunteers with weekly opportunities to serve hunger and homelessness issues in the Memphis community. This committee also organizes the annual Hunger Banquet, a interactive simulation of global class systems and hunger issues.

Kids Cafe at Buckman Boys & Girls Club
every Tuesday

meet at 3:30pm
UC Atrium

Special Projects

The SAS Special Projects Program also provides University of Memphis volunteers with weekly opportunities to be involved in community service.  Each semester, SAS selects a different organization to serve and invites students each week to volunteer with that site. 

Grounds Beautification at Historic Elmwood Cemetery
every Friday
meet at 2:10pm
UC Atrium 

Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter 

The Habitat for Humanity University of Memphis Campus Chapter supports the local and International efforts Habitat for Humanity.  Click the linked title above for more information.


For more information about any of our Community Service Programs, call (901) 678-8679.

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