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A woman training a service dog in a yellow bandana walking down a hallway. For students interested in pursuing careers related to community engagement and service (or for students exploring their options), there are innumerable city-wide, state-wide, nation-wide, and international opportunities.

UAB students can find even more volunteer opportunities in Blazer Pulse.


AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

Jones Valley Teaching Farm

Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) located in Birmingham, Alabama. JVTF designs innovative, hands-on food education programs that improve student learning and increase student access to healthy food.

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.

City Year

At City Year, we partner with most at-risk schools to help bridge the gap between what their students need and what the schools are designed to provide. In doing so, we’re helping students reach their full potential and graduate high school in communities all across America.

Volunteers working at the Jones Valley Farm, under blue sky and with trees in the background.Public Health Associate Program

The Public Health Associate Program is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and US territories and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings.

Emerson National Hunger Fellows

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community-based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.

Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. They offer internships and fellowships.

Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps fellows work with high-impact health organizations in yearlong paid positions. They fill critical gaps in their placement organizations as many have non-traditional health backgrounds. Throughout the year, they engage in intensive leadership development and community building, striving to embody our leadership practices as they work to address health inequities across the global health field.

Teach for America

Whether you just graduated college or are considering a career change, your unique experience and skills can be tremendous assets in the classroom. Teach For America corps members represent diverse backgrounds and a range of career experiences. As a corps member, you're a full-time teacher with all the responsibility and opportunity to lead real change.

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