Public Service and Outreach

UGA Public Service and Outreach enhances quality of life in Georgia by applying the knowledge of the university to the state’s evolving economic, social, and community needs. Sustainability programming is embedded into each college’s outreach such as outreach hubs in the College of Education, community programs through the School of Social Work, engagement through the College of Public Health, the Center for Community Design & Preservation in the College of Environment & Design, and UGA Extension jointly served by the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. From Archway Partnership to Sea Grant, sustainability is also integrated into each of the eight Public Service and Outreach units serving Georgia.

Description: Students Volunteering on Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service Madison Brumbaugh Madison Brumbaugh, a 2nd year biology and cellular biology student from Brunswick, GA plants daffodils off the Chase Street Ramp during the annual MLK Day of Service. Caption: University of Georgia students have many opportunities to participate in service and outreach programs that will enhance their academic learning and personal growth while serving their local, national and international communities. Whether it's participating in youth programs through an academic college, working a community garden through the service-learning programs, or participating in an environmental research study, UGA students are able to link their public service experiences with their career and educational goals, creating a community of student scholars who understand the role of public service in Georgia and abroad. Date of Photo: 1/19/2015 Credit: Jonathan Lee, University of Georgia Photographic Services File: 32372-017 The University of Georgia owns the rights to this image or has permission to redistribute this image. Permission to use this image is granted for internal UGA publications and promotions and for a one-time use for news purposes. Separate permission and payment of a fee is required to use any image for any other purpose, including but not limited to, commercial, advertising or illustrative purposes. Unauthorized use of any of these copyrighted photographs is unlawful and may subject the user to civil and criminal penalties. Possession of this image signifies agreement to all the terms described above.


Campus Kitchen, UGArden, the Clarke Middle School Farm and the Material Reuse Program are a few examples of sustainability service-learning at UGA. Annually, over 300 service-learning courses are offered through 17 UGA schools and colleges. The UGA Office of Service-Learning supports initiatives designed to enhance students’ civic and academic learning, promote engaged research that is responsive to community needs, and contribute to the public good through mutually beneficial community-university partnerships.

Student Leadership and Service

UGA’s Center for Leadership and Service empowers students to intentionally engage in leadership education and experiential service learning. From local engagement through Volunteer UGA and Service Ambassadors to national opportunities through IMPACT Service Breaks, CLS empowers students to engage communities and address social justice issues.

Volunteer Opportunities
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