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GatorServe National Day of Service Saturday, September 8, 2018

About GatorServe

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.

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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.

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

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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


Last updated 10/23/2018 12:20 PM