Civic Engagement & Service Opportunities

Becoming engaged in community service—both on and off campus—and volunteering in general will allow you to grow and develop outside the classroom, providing life-changing experiences. UAB has both long-term and short-term opportunities for those with a passion for helping others.

Members of the Leadership and Service Council

Leadership and Service Council


The LSC consists of 12 selected student leaders and is responsible for coordinating various events and programs related to serving others and creating awareness for current social issues. Selection for this council takes place in the spring semester, usually in February each year. The council has five committees, and students are responsible for:
  • Complete planning of all events sponsored by LSC, including logistics, themes, food, training, etc.
  • Development and execution of all marketing plans for events sponsored by LSC
  • Participation in most events sponsored by LSC
  • Assisting with the planning and execution of other events sponsored by Civic Engagement, including Civic Engagement Fairs, Blazers on Break, and Summer Service Weekends



Community Service Opportunities & Programs


Individual volunteer opportunities are available to students and can be found on our Service Management System page in BSync along with additional information about organizations.

Into the Streets: A day of service occurring each March and November in which UAB students, faculty, and administrators participate in a variety of community service projects in the Birmingham area.

MLK Day of Service: Occurring each January, MLK Day of Service honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a student-led day of service. Projects include interaction with the elderly, home repairs and builds, neighborhood clean-ups, and more.

Monthly Service: One Saturday each month during the fall and spring semesters, there is a day of service hosted in the Birmingham area that students can sign-up to participate.

Social Change Awareness Opportunities: The Leadership and Service Council provides opportunities for awareness and action for students to learn more about current issues and to learn how to act on creating change in the community. Various awareness weeks and events are held throughout the year.

Blazers on Break: During Spring Break, selected students travel to a regional community to learn more about current issues faced by that community through participation in service projects. Students spend the week volunteering with a desire to return to Birmingham to help others understand the challenges that other communities face each day.

Summer Service: Selected students have the opportunity to travel each summer to a community to participate in local service projects while learning specific needs of the community.

Civic Engagement Fairs: Occurring each August and January, the Civic Engagement Fair allows local service organizations and non-profits to educate students about their mission and upcoming events and service projects.