Meet new people. Build your resume. Network. Get involved in your community. College students are expected to accomplish so many things. Needless to say, it can be overwhelming.  Fortunately, UAB offers a program that helps Birmingham students accomplish their goals. It also helps them help others.

Into the Streets UAB Two
UAB’s Leadership and Service Council sponsors a program called Into the Streets. Through this program, UAB students, faculty, and staff volunteer their Saturday mornings to provide community service in and around Birmingham. It takes place once in the fall semester and once in the spring.

The next Into the Streets is October 21, 2017 at 8 a.m. You can sign up here. Also, you can just show up at 8 a.m. on October 21 to fill any open spaces.

Many nonprofits partner with Into the Streets for this program. For example, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Into the Streets ThreeVillage Creek Society and the Botanical Gardens have partnered with UAB. 

As you may imagine, there are a lot of different opportunities. For instance, you can at assisted living facilities. Or you can clear nature/hiking trails in parks. You can clean up litter around Birmingham as well. In the past, volunteer locations included South Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center, Moss Rock Preserve, Red Mountain Park, Glen Iris, and Five Points.

Into the Streets OneInto the Streets gives students the chance to connect with the people and places in Birmingham. As a bonus, you’ll add volunteer work to your resume as well. Importantly, you’ll meet other like-minded students who enjoy some of the same activities you do. Plus, you get to feel good about yourself for helping those in need.

Best of all, lunch is provided!

After all that hard work, you get to enjoy an excellent meal at the Hill Student Center Amphitheater at no cost.