50 Acts of Service

To celebrate 50 years, we're giving back to the city we call home. UAB schools and divisions across campus are honoring our partnership with the Magic City through acts of service. These are some of our ongoing community service projects, some of which are open to all volunteers. Learn more about these events and volunteer opportunities through BlazerPulse, UAB's community engagement platform.

MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 21
UAB Student Affairs
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/mlk_day_of_service https://uab.givepulse.com/event/94805-MLK-Day-of-Service
440 volunteers • 1,430 hours
Feed My Starving Children
Saturday, January 26
UAB Athletics
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/feed_my_starving_children
37 volunteers • 74 hours
Service to Ronald McDonald House
January 2019
UAB Graduate School
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/ronald_mcdonald_house_collection_drive https://uab.givepulse.com/group/223376-The-Graduate-School
50 individual donated goods • 1 volunteer
The SaveFirst Tax Initiative of Impact Alabama
February 2019
Collat School of Business
https://uab.givepulse.com/group/events/218451
46 volunteers • 411.5 hours
Healthy Happy Kids
February 20, 2019
Division of Preventative Medicine
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/healthy_happy_kids_oxmoor_valley_elementary https://givepul.se/ean8c
26 volunteers • 222 hours
Recasting the Magic City
February 2019
School of Engineering
https://givepul.se/77vgm
Wylam Adult Day Health Care Center in Birmingham
February 2019
School of Nursing
https://givepul.se/vv607
3 volunteers • 396 hours
Read and Move Across America
February 2019
School of Education
https://givepul.se/b1drc
21 volunteers • 21 hours
Blazers on Break
Saturday, March 9
UAB Student Affairs
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/blazers_on_break https://uab.givepulse.com/group/216896-Student-Affairs
60 volunteers • 682 hours
UAB Unite
March 9, 2019
National Alumni Association
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/unite_day_2019 https://givepul.se/cnlcv
Bloom Studio
March 2019
College of Arts and Sciences
https://givepul.se/zjlv8
Sight Savers
April 2019
Callahan Eye Hospital
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/sight_savers https://givepul.se/9fvuc
Railroad Park Day of Service
April 2019
Finance and Administration
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/50_acts_of_service_day_at_railroad_park https://givepul.se/ju39n
10 volunteers • 25 hours
Commission on the Status of Women - Suits for Success Clothing Drive
April 2019
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
https://givepul.se/kaca8
47 volunteers • 111 hours
Spanish in the Community - Service Learning Class
April 2019
College of Arts and Sciences
https://givepul.se/zjlv8
148 hours
Firehouse Shelter - Clinic and Health Education Programs
April 2019
School of Health Professions
https://givepul.se/7utmu
60 volunteers • 320 hours
Donaldson Lecture Series
May 2019
Service Learning and Undergraduate Research
https://givepul.se/azfkt
24 volunteers • 56 hours
Blazer Kitchen
May 2019
UAB Benevolent Fund
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/blazer_kitchen_1283 https://uab.givepulse.com/group/events/216897
66 volunteers • 143 hours for May
Arts in Medicine (AIM) - 3rd Annual Medical Music Day
May 30, 2019
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/3rd_annual_medical_music_day https://uab.givepulse.com/event/105089-3rd-Annual-Medical-Music-Day?referring_group_id=217783
19 volunteers • 16 hours
Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
May 2019
UAB Medicine Volunteer Services
https://givepul.se/z1imgh
Wagon Washing at Children's of Alabama
March 2019
UAB Athletics
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/wagon_washing
1 volunteer • 26 hours
Birmingham Summer Institute
June 2019
UAB Health System
https://givepul.se/tub43
Social Work Values Labs - Service Learning Class
June 2019
Service Learning and Undergraduate Research
https://givepul.se/azfkt
1,840 hours
Sowing the Seeds of Health
July 2019
School of Medicine
https://givepul.se/ean8c
14 volunteers • 88 community members attended
Birmingham City Schools Beautification Projects
July 2019
UAB Benevolent Fund
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/birmingham_city_schools_beautification_projects https://givepul.se/58mwv
95 volunteers • 285 hours
Honors College Day of Service - New Student Retreat
August 2019
UAB Honors College
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/uab_honors_college_new_student_retreat_-_day_of_service https://givepul.se/zivx4
Equal Access Birmingham Clinic
August 2019
School of Medicine
https://givepul.se/ean8c
38 volunteers • 114 hours • 220 5k participants • $18,000 raised for the clinic
Biology for Non-Majors - Service Learning Class
September 2019
Service Learning and Undergraduate Research
https://givepul.se/azfkt
East Lake Senior Hunger Initiative
September 2019
School of Medicine
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/east_lake_senior_hunger_initiative https://givepul.se/ean8c
15 volunteers • 60 hours
Healing Words
September 2019
School of Medicine
https://givepul.se/b174l
Habitat House Build
September 2019
UAB Benevolent Fund
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/habitat_house_build_-_uab_sponsored https://givepul.se/58mwv
UAB Dentistry Cares Community Day
October 2019
School of Dentistry
https://givepul.se/iepej
Community Projects for Justice-involved Individuals - Service Learning Class
October 2019
College of Arts & Sciences
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/community-based_service_projects_for_justice-involved_individuals https://givepul.se/zjlv8
Into the Streets
October 2019
UAB Student Affairs
https://givepul.se/c4oc6
465 volunteers • 1395 hours
Make an Impact
October 2019
VIVA Health
https://givepul.se/am7g8
Cyber Seniors, English Composition - Service Learning Class
November 2019
Service Learning and Undergraduate Research
https://givepul.se/azfkt
Pathways - Health Related Education Programs
November 2019
School of Public Health
https://givepul.se/59c0h
Rise Against Hunger
November 2019
UAB Student Affairs
https://givepul.se/c4oc6
The Gift of Sight
November 2019
School of Optometry
https://calendar.uab.edu/event/gift_of_sight
UAB Toy Drive
December 2019
UAB Information Technology
https://givepul.se/uxqpu
Greater Birmingham Ministries Toiletry Drive
December 2019
University Relations
https://givepul.se/b9dna