Social Change Saturdays

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

Social Change Saturdays (formerly 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 and off campus, and throughout the community. You can volunteer for just one Social Change Saturday, or for as many as you want.

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

These events are free for UB students, and transportation is always provided to off-campus service sites. You must register in advance to attend these events as space is limited.

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 on UBLinked.

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. Space may be limited, so apply early on UBLinked.

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. Space may be limited, so apply early on UBLinked.

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. Space may be limited, so apply early on UBLinked.

How to Register For These Events

  1. Go to UBLinked to see exact dates, times and locations for each Social Change Saturday and special event.
  2. You must RSVP on UBLinked in advance to attend these events. Registration typically opens a month prior to each Social Change Saturday and special event. Space is limited, so register early.
  3. After you register, you will receive an email about a week before the Social Change Saturday 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

Social Change Saturdays 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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