UF launches Gators Volunteer for faculty, staff as part of ongoing community partnership

May 1, 2017
Steve Orlando

As part of its Strategic Development Plan and its ongoing partnership with the Gainesville community, the University of Florida is launching a new way for UF faculty and staff to offer their time and talents to those in need.

Gators Volunteer connects UF employees with area charities. More than 50 organizations are listed as participating agencies and cover a host of areas ranging from crisis support and disaster relief to arts and culture and veterans.

“UF has literally thousands of people with amazing skills, and this new program gives them a simple way to find the right fit for using those skills to help others,” said Susan Crowley, assistant vice president for community relations.

In order for agencies to be listed on the Gators Volunteer site, groups must be approved agencies through the UF Campaign for Charities.  To be part of the UFCC agencies must be nonprofit and must address health, social service, diversity, relief, development or environmental issues of local importance. UFCC agencies must apply each year for the campaign and be approved by meeting all the requirements of the application.

Anyone interested in volunteering may contact UF’s Office of Community Relations at 352-392-4657 or gators-volunteer@ufl.edu.

More information is available at www.gatorsvolunteer.ufl.edu.

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