Gators for Good


The time is always right to become a service change agent whether in your hometown, Gainesville community or virtually. Gators for Good is your kickoff to service challenge: the goal, complete 5 hours of service in 5 weeks. Students who complete the challenge will be able to submit their hours to receive a certification of completion. And use those hours as part of the Presidential Service Awards hours requirement.

Gators, let’s do some good.



Getting Started

Not sure where to start on your service journey? Start here.

Service Quiz

Learn your service superpower and what skills you have to offer.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Virtual Opportunities

Learn your service superpower and what skills you have to offer.

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Tips for Finding Service Opportunities

Not sure where to start on your service journey? use the resources below to help.

  • Determine your interest.
  • Reflect on what you hope to gain from your volunteer experience.
  • Verify the organization’s legitimacy.
  • Determine your time commitment options.
  • Make contact.
  • Create a service plan for completing your hours.


Benefits


Wellness

Not sure where to start on your service journey? use the resources below to help.

  • Volunteering has been shown to help individuals express their values, develop a stronger sense of purpose, and help with their spiritual wellness.
  • Improves your sense of connection and aides in emotional wellness
  • Research shows that when you focus on helping others, your mental health might improve.
  • Helps you think outside of yourself and improves self-esteem

Career

Not sure where to start on your service journey? use the resources below to help.

  • Engagement in hands-on experiences in your community that can be included on your resume
  • Enhanced understanding of yourself, including your values, interests, and strengths
  • Provides exploration of academic interests and career options through engagement with local community members, service organizations, and current professionals
  • Assists with growth in your communication, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Expands your network, increasing access to future career development opportunities, including internships, co-ops, research, part-time employment, etc.