UAB School of Medicine offers a large variety of student-led organizations, many of whom engage in volunteer efforts. The Office of Service Learning supports a number of these groups, including:

Academy of Health Sciences Volunteer Program — to inspire local high school students in their pursuit of higher education and careers in healthcare through empowering them with the skills, experiences, and support needed to be successful in the field; SOM students can serve as mentors and/or tutors to 11th-12th graders at Carver High School.

Cooking Healthily on a Penny (CHOP) — in addition to the curricular-based CHOP experience for students in Fundamentals, trained students can continue to volunteer through the CHOP volunteer organization, conducting cooking demonstrations that teach about nutrition on a limited budget

East Lake Tutoring Program — after school tutoring program at the East Lake United Methodist Church (meeting location only; no religious affiliation necessary), which runs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-5:15. Students from Barrett Elementary come to the church to participate in after-school tutoring and other activities like sports, art, healthy snacks, etc. Volunteers are required to complete a background check and complete a brief training session. Volunteers are asked to commit to attend at least twice/month but it is flexible which days you attend.

Equal Access Birmingham —  a student-run, free clinic serving the Birmingham community; EAB operates an acute care clinic (Wednesday evenings) and a primary care clinic (Sunday afternoons) as well as monthly mental health clinics and other special clinic events. Students can also participate in health education and screenings which take place around the city. Trainings for clinic volunteers and health educators are required.

Senior Companionship Program —  the goal of this program is to pair UABSOM students with home-bound seniors from around the Birmingham community who are being served by the UAB House Calls team and who would benefit from monthly meetings with compassionate and friendly students to combat loneliness and isolution, which are exacerbated by the burden of disease.

Students can get connected with the officers of these organizations during the Student Activities Fair at orientation or by contacting the Office of Service Learning.