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 9/11 Day of Service is almost here!
Register to become a volunteer for the 9/11 Day of Service GatorServe by following the button below.
Frequently asked questions about registration
To learn more about this year's GatorServe, check out our GatorServe info page.
Need GatorServe volunteers for your project?
Applications from community members for projects are open year-round. 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
Due to large volume, CCESL staff can only respond to project applications that are selected to be completed for a GatorServe event.
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!
GatorServe 9/11 Day of Service Spring 2018
GatorServe 9/11 Spring 2018 was truly amazing! 190 volunteers including 14 student service leaders, UHD faculty and staff worked hard to pull off some amazing projects. Volunteers could sign up for 10 different service projects:
- Build Green
- Clearing out at Friends of Northside
- DeVine Houston
- Enlighten to Make a Difference
- Helping Hands
- Home in the Heart
- Operation Woof
- Organizing the library at Marshall Middle School
- Saturday Farmers
- Volunteering at Looscan Elementary
GatorServe at MLK Day 2019
Over 100 volunteers completed almost 20 projects at GatorServe at MLK 2019, making it our most successful Day of Service yet! Gators completed various projects in the Fifth Ward, from painting, clearning, gardening, and beyond.