How can Students Get Involved in Community Engagement

Students working on Kaboom Playground project


▼   Volunteer and Serve Our Community

You can volunteer and serve in our community by using SOUTH SERVES, an online volunteer portal.

▼   Post Volunteer Needs and Philanthropic Events on South Serves

Student organizations can use SOUTH SERVES to post their volunteer opportunities or philanthropic events and to track their members' service hours. To be eligible, these opportunities must benefit a community nonprofit organization, a governmental entity, or an academic institution. Email for help:

  • Creating or accessing your student organization “Agency” account 
  • Setting up or accessing your student organization “User Group” 
  • Learning about how to use your student organization “Agency” account and “User Group”
  • Finding or planning group volunteer projects
  • Determining whether your student organization’s volunteer opportunity is eligible for service hours
▼   Take a Service Learning Course
The University of South Alabama offers Service Learning courses that integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience. Learn more about Service Learning courses.
▼   Participate in a Community-focused Internship
If you’re looking for a community-focused internship, explore what’s available and apply through Handshake.