Community Service & Outreach

Our Community Service & Outreach programs change lives by enhancing civic engagement competency through high impact service-learning opportunities and community involvement.

We provide opportunities for UNA students to recognize their civic potential and take initiative to develop it. Students enrich and enhance their education experience through active, engaged service.

To search for volunteer opportunities, both on and off campus, please visit or click on the "Explore Community Needs" tab. 

Once you have clicked on the website link above, please follow these steps to search for posted needs and events.

  • Click on "Login" (do not click on "Sign Up")
  • Click on "Students Login Here"
  • Use your UNA Portal e-mail (including and password to login
  • Follow the steps to complete your profile (includes selecting your volunteer interests, skills, etc.)
  • Once you are signed up, you may browse and sign up for available needs, agencies, events and more! 

Lions Lend a Hand logo

Lions Lend a Hand is a service showcase featuring campus and community organizations that are making a difference. Join us to learn more about how you can get involved, resources that are available for you, and mix and mingle with your peers! 
The next Lions Lend a Hand event will take place on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. 

Click here to view photos from this year's event.

Each year, on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed as a "day on, not a day off." MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."

The 2020 MLK Day of Service will take place on Monday, January 20th from 10am-12pm in the Guillot University Center Banquet Halls on campus. Join us as we partner with Numana Inc. for the fourth year to package and distribute over 40,000 nutritious meals to food pantries throughout the Shoals community. 

Registration for the 2020 MLK Day of Service will open on Monday, December 2nd. 

UServe logo purple and gold

UServe experiences are coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement's Community Service & Outreach and the Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion. It is an interactive program that incorporates education, training, hands-on service, and reflection to connect students with social justice topics. Each month is focused on a different issue. 

To find out more about UServe programs and to sign up, click here