UC has a number of fantastic student-led groups based on community service. If you're looking for a meaningful volunteer experience and like-minded people, check out one of these groups!
1girl is a national organization with a chapter at the University of Cincinnati! The Center for Community Engagement is partnering with the Women's Center, who piloted this program in the 2017-2018 school year, in order to co-advise this student group. The mission of 1girl is to provide leadership development to middle school girls and college women to help close the gender leadership gap. University of Cincinnati volunteers facilitate dialogue around topics such as leadership, public speaking, and current issues with 7th and 8th grade students at Cincinnati Public Schools. UC participants also have the opportunity to participate in similar groups biweekly.
ACM-W is a computer science club on campus that focuses on education, professional development, and women empowerment (you don't have to be a woman to join though!). We would love for you to volunteer with our Bearcat Coders program! Bearcat Coders is a tutoring/mentoring program that we host to encourage local elementary school and high school students to pursue their interests in technology. We currently serve two locations (Hughes STEM High School and Corryville Catholic Elementary School).
Clean Up Cincy (CUC) is Cincinnati's largest student-led beautification program. We strive to engage and impassion every student and resident alike in the effort to keep Cincinnati safe and clean. We also seek to inspire a sense of pride and accountability for keeping the city beautiful by taking the time daily to pick up trash, serve in other sustainability efforts, and invite others to do the same.
Our mission is to be able to give back to the community by bringing the art of dance to those who would not be able to experience it otherwise. In addition, to provide an outlet for students of the University of Cincinnati who want to continue dancing in college by the means of community service. Our primary focus would be performing for and teaching young children in order to brighten their day and lighten their spirits.
Design in Mind is a University of Cincinnati student group dedicated to community service and the spreading of creativity in Cincinnati. The core of Design in Mind is a partnership with Cincinnati Public Schools, where creative-minded UC students volunteer weekly in local elementary art classrooms to assist with daily class activities, encourage creativity, and introduce kids to careers based in creativity.
EnableUC is a student organization that utilizes 3D printing to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine. By providing resources and promoting educational outreach, we enable students to design, build, and implement solutions that directly benefit patients with disabilities. In cases ranging from pediatric prosthetics to assistive devices for traumatic brain injury, we provide functional and cost effective devices that enable patients to overcome disabilities.
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. (“Habitat”), a Georgia nonprofit corporation, is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to help build houses with families in need. The University of Cincinnati (the “chapter”) has been set up to assist Habitat by working with a local affiliate and with Habitat’s international headquarters to carry out the mission and principles of Habitat for Humanity:
SCNO is an organization that offers pro-bono consulting to local Cincinnati nonprofits. Through our consulting engagements, we seek to make a difference in the community and build better students from both a personal and professional standpoint.