Saturdays of Service

Serve your local community, meet new people and get a better understanding of what it means to be a socially responsible citizen.

Volunteer Throughout The Semester

Saturdays of Service provides three to four opportunities each semester for you to volunteer in Buffalo and Western New York at a variety of locations on campus or throughout the community. You can volunteer for just one Saturday of Service, or for as many as you want.

Saturdays of Service are held one Saturday each month; details will be posted on the UB Events Calendar when available.

Special Days of Service

Welcome Weekend Pride and Service Day

Held annually at the beginning of fall semester.

Whether you're new to the area or have lived in Buffalo all your life, spend the morning meeting new people and working with local groups that make Buffalo a great place to live. Space may be limited, so apply early.

9/11 Day of Service

Held annually in early September.

Honor 9/11 victims, survivors and others who rose up in service in response to the attacks. The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is a charitable service day originally launched by 9/11 family members and support groups, later designated by Congress.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Held annually in January.

Join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a day of service. UB faculty, staff and students are invited to volunteer for a half-day on various projects in the Western New York community.

UB Pride and Service Day

Held annually in April or May.

Show your UB pride by volunteering for the last day of service for the semester. Graduating seniors are also invited to participate in the annual Senior Tree Planting Ceremony prior to leaving for their service assignment. Volunteer sites will include both indoor and outdoor projects in the local community.

How to Register

  1. Go to UBLinked to see exact dates, times and locations for each Saturday of Service.
  2. You must RSVP on UBLinked in advance to attend these events. Registration typically opens a month prior to each Saturday of Service. Space is limited, so register early.
  3. After you register, you will receive an email about a week before the Saturday of Service with your meet-up location (typically the Student Union Lobby), time (typically 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and other important information.
Clubs and Groups

Saturday of Service opportunities are for individual students or very small groups — not for larger student clubs, groups or organizations. To organize a service project for your group, please contact Student Engagement.

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