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

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Guillot University Center Atrium (first floor)
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! There will be free food, give-aways, and more!

Here's who you can find at this year's Lions Lend a Hand:

Aim High Mentoring

Alternative Breaks

American Association of University Women

ARC of the Shoals

Cramer Children's Center

Crossroads Community Outreach

Homeless Care Council of Northwest Alabama


Office of International Affairs

Project Say Something

Room in the Inn

Rotaract Club of UNA


Shoals Diversity Center

Shoals Sav-A-Life, Inc

Shoals Symphany Orchestra

Sunrise Center

Tennessee Valley Art Association

The Healing Place

The Rescue Me Project

Underwood Petersville Fire Department

United Way of Northwest Alabama

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