Into the Streets

Into the Streets is a bi-annual program sponsored by the Leadership and Service Council designed to connect UAB students, faculty, and staff to the Birmingham community through a day of service. Each fall and spring semester, UAB students, faculty, and staff come together to help the university accomplish its mission of encouraging partnerships that improve education, health, economic prosperity and quality of life.

In adherence to social distancing guidelines and healthy behavior protocols, this year’s Kick-Off event will take place virtually at the beginning of service via the assigned student site-leader. Volunteers are expected to stay for the duration of the assigned shift. All participants must download their Engage event pass for check-in. Participation is prohibited without pre-registration via BlazerPulse.

For waiver details, event information and disability accommodations, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 205-934-8020.


Into the Streets, Fall 2020

Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Time:  8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 10:00am  |  Service Shift #1
10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Service Shift #2
2:00am - 4:00pm   |  Service Shift #3
Check-in Location:  Various Locations
Pre-Registration Required:  Register on BlazerPulse


***Please note that currently, we ARE NOT accepting service project submissions on behalf of student groups and/or organizations. We will reconsider service project submissions for Into the Streets 2021. If you have questions, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.***

Before your service project is approved you will need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Identify your service site and submit on BlazerPulse. *Only confirmed service opportunities will be approved.*
  2. Identify 1-2 students within your organization to serve as site leaders.
  3. Students identified as site leaders will need to complete and submit Site Leader application.

Service Project Submission

Site Leader Information

Site Leader Information

To be a site leader, students must submit an online application. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please note the application deadlines for the respective Into the Streets service programming.

Applications will be reviewed, and all candidates will be notified if chosen as a site leader no later than one week prior to the service date indicated in the application.

Site leader assignments will be determined in the order they are received on a first come, first served basis.

Being selected as a site leader, without the submission of a service project, DOES NOT guarantee that your group/organization will serve together.

If you have any questions leading up to that point, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Submit Application

Faculty/Staff Site Leader Information

Faculty/Staff Site Leader Information

Please consider volunteering to assist with this year’s event as your support will be critical in allowing us to provide this opportunity to our students this fall.

The role of the site supervisor is to:

  • Actively participate in volunteer service
  • Participate in pre-service training
  • Serve as a risk-mitigator and emergency contact while at the service site
  • Support student learning and reflection
  • Support student site leaders to ensure all participants check in via BlazerPulse upon arrival to the site
  • Ensure health promoting behaviors are followed for all service site participants, to include making sure participants maintain physical distancing and wear a face covering, and that site capacity is not exceeded.

If you are interested in serving as a Faculty/Staff site supervisor, please submit the UAB Faculty/Staff Site Supervisor form via Engage below:

Submit Application

Please direct any questions or concerns for this opportunity to Andrea Bennett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Coordinator of Leadership & Service.

Community Partners

Community Partners

Community agencies interested in hosting UAB volunteers during Into the Streets can submit a project for consideration by visiting BlazerPulse.

Community Partner Guidelines

Into the Streets service are expected to last no more than three hours, and due to this time constraint, the entirety of the requested tasks may not be completed.

In the event of rain or other inclement weather/incidents on the day of Into the Streets, Into the Streets project submission and approval does not guarantee volunteer attendance.

UAB will provide upon request:

  • Trash bags and gloves

UAB volunteers ARE able to:

  • Pick up trash and debris
  • Clean offices, equipment (within reason), jobsite is required to provide cleaning materials
  • Perform minor landscaping, as long as no power equipment is used, such as: Planting flowers, shrubs, and trees (within reason) Rake leaves Lay mulch
  • Assemble furniture, playgrounds, etc.
  • Paint, as long as paint and materials are provided by the jobsite
  • Assemble care packages
  • Interact with community members (students, veterans, elderly, etc.)
  • Interact with animals in controlled environments (shelters, humane centers, etc.) within reason

UAB volunteers ARE NOT able to:

  • Provide supplies such as shovels, wheel-barrels, hedge trimmers, paint, mulch, flowers, shrubs, trees, grass, other ground cover, lumber, nails, special cleaning products, etc.
  • Carry anything over 50 lbs. (If you would like the volunteers to carry something remotely heavy, please let us know so we match able volunteers with your site.)
  • Use any equipment that requires gasoline or diesel such as lawn mowers, chainsaws, jackhammers, tractors, forklifts, or any other power equipment
  • Burn debris
  • Be divided into groups of less than 5 upon arrival

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