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

The University of Memphis Make A Difference Day Project!

National Make A Difference Day is Saturday, October 25, 2014! Along with many service events happening around the city of Memphis, The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement will host a community service project with Clean Memphis in the LeMoyne Owen/Soulsville area from 9am - 12pm. (Check-In will begin at 7:45am in the parking lot across from the Rec Center and next to the tennis courts. Please be there by 8:00.) 

Join the efforts to renew our city, while exploring the historical area of the LeMoyne Owen College and STAX Recording Studio, now known as the STAX Museum of American Soul Music. Sign up here

For more information, please email or call (901) 678.8679.


 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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