In conjunction with the United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties, UI Student United Way and Leadership & Service Programs is dedicated to improving health, education, and income by connecting students to the local community through service and advocacy. To accomplish this, we implemented the Serve Iowa initiative in October 2017. Leadership & Service Programs and Student United Way Ambassadors coordinate with United Way's existing nonprofit partners to offer weekly volunteer opportunities to all University of Iowa students.
The purpose of Serve Iowa is to provide easily accessible avenues for engagement with the local community through service. To decrease existing barriers, we provide transportation for students to participate. This initiative uniquely connects students to community partners to enhance the town-gown relationship. Also, students gain valuable leadership experiences through service and intentional reflection.
We have three community partners that we serve with bi-weekly. Those partners are all located in and serve the Iowa City community. Descriptions for each partner and dates of events will be listed on this site when available. To sign up for an event, please visit the Student United Way page on Engage.