GatorServe is a UHD tradition that brings together UHD students, staff, faculty, friends, families and community partners to complete projects in service of our neighbors. GatorServe is held on both Martin Luther King Jr. Day and September 11th as they are National Days of Service.
GatorServe volunteers are prepared to help homeowners, small business owners, non-profits, schools and other community entities with a variety of small tasks. Some examples would be completing yard work, painting interior and exteriors of homes, changing batteries, hanging pictures, helping with household electronics, setting up or taking down seasonal decorations, general cleanup and so on.
GatorServe at MLK Day 2018
GatorServe at MLK Day 2018 was a major success! Over 75 volunteers completed 8 service projects. Those projects included covering graffiti on local business storefronts, power washing buildings, maintaining raised garden beds, illegal dumping clean ups, and more!
Want to get involved?
General volunteer registration is currently closed. However, we will open up volunteer applications closer to September 11, 2018.
CCESL is currently accepting applications for UHD Student Project Leaders to help with the planning and execution of GatorServe at 9/11. Student Leaders will plan the service projects, recruit volunteers and lead the service projects on GatorServe day. These students will meet once each week throughout the summer 2018 to plan.
Students selected for these positions will receive a stipend for their work including funds necessary for a successful project. To apply, click below:
Need GatorServe volunteers for your project?
Applications from community members for projects are open yearround. GatorServe projects are only completed on one of two GatorServe days (Martin Luther King Jr. Day or September 11th Days of Service). Project applications are available by clicking the link below. If you prefer, you can download a hard copy of the application HERE.
Due to large volume, CCESL staff can only respond to project applications that are selected to be completed for a GatorServe event.